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Global aid agreement on a knife-edge

Donor government negotiators are considering scrapping the global aid monitoring system that keeps donors honest and improves the quality of their foreign assistance, Oxfam warns.

The G8’s YesNoVille Summit

As the Deauville Summit comes to a close, international aid agency Oxfam warned that the G8 is losing credibility by showing no real decision-making in its Communiqué.

G8: Cooking the books won’t feed anyone

In their Deauville Accountability Report, the G8 has massaged the figures, claiming to have delivered almost US$49 billion of the promised $50 billion. But according to the OECD, responsible for measuring the official aid figures, the G8 have delivered just $31 billion.

Whose Aid Is It Anyway?

The effectiveness of international aid, both in meeting urgent needs and in tackling entrenched poverty, is being undermined in some of the world’s poorest places.

While effective aid has

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