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Canada's new foreign aid policy puts focus on women, rights

Canada's new foreign aid policy puts focus on women, rights

Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau released the country’s long-awaited International Assistance Policy last Friday, a strategy that calls itself “feminist” and represents a majo...

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A Private-Sector Solution to the Refugee Crisis

A Private-Sector Solution to the Refugee Crisis

International development is not just about alleviating poverty; it is also about delivering security, stability, and economic opportunities to poor and fragile communities, thereby preventing citizen...

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11 Pacific countries to sign free trade agreement today

After nearly a decade of negotiations, 11 countries from around the Pacific will sign a new free trade agreement in Tonga today (Morning Report).

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Is there any excuse for Australia and New Zealand giving so little?

Is there any excuse for Australia and New Zealand giving so little?

Opinion: Neither Australians nor New Zealanders seem like tight-fisted people, so perhaps there was a good explanation as to why our countries languished at 17th and 19th out of 30 donors in the OECD...

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UK aid prospects brighten slightly in immediate election aftermath

UK aid prospects brighten slightly in immediate election aftermath

While May has said she won’t make any sudden moves in leadership — leaving Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel in place — her weakened position and a robust Labour Party in op...

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From Grand Bargain to beneficiary: an analysis of funding flows through the humanitarian system

From Grand Bargain to beneficiary: an analysis of funding flows through the humanitarian system

This study has been a first attempt at answering the apparently simple and important question: ‘How much funding reaches humanitarian aid beneficiaries?’

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Winnie Byanyima - Disrupting the world order

Winnie Byanyima - Disrupting the world order

Winnie Byanyima, head of Oxfam International, is in the Pacific to talk about climate change. Here she speaks to Radio New Zealand.

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In Colombia, 'global gag rule' punishes conflict-affected populations

In Colombia, 'global gag rule' punishes conflict-affected populations

SANTA CLARA, Colombia — High in northern Colombia’s lush Santa Marta Mountains, 30-year-old Hillary Sanchez Arengas is perched on a boulder overlooking her quiet 400-person village, Santa Clara. As th...

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PACER Plus is not much to celebrate

PACER Plus is not much to celebrate

In April this year, trade ministers from Australia, New Zealand and 12 independent Pacific island states agreed to a regional trade agreement, the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER...

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Approaches to measuring and monitoring South-South cooperation

Approaches to measuring and monitoring South-South cooperation

This paper helps South–South cooperation policymakers and technical experts, as well as the wider development community, by documenting the ways in which South–South cooperation providers are respondi...

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