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Unresolved rigged tax rules and privatized development are the major drawbacks of the UN Financing for Development Conference outcome, says Oxfam.
Development aid has reached an all-time high, but with 900 million people still living in extreme poverty much more needs to be done, says Oxfam.
The governments of rich states today cleared the way for the diversion of development aid away from the poorest.
Governments across Europe are planning to divert scarce development aid budgets to cover security and defense costs, anti-poverty campaigners understand.
Unaccountable government is a substantial obstacle to development.
International donors must help Mali to rebuild its ability to govern itself and stop its slide into economic ruin if it is to “win the peace” following the French-led military intervention, says Oxfam.
In reaction to today’s international donors’ conference for the reconstruction of Mali [May 15, 2013], in Brussels, Marietou Diaby, Oxfam’s Country Director, said:
Reacting to the draft conclusions of the European Council on the EU long-term budget, which are freezing EU development and humanitarian aid at current levels, Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam's EU Of
In reaction to the European Parliament's plenary vote on the Financial Transaction Tax, Nicolas Mombrial, Oxfam’s EU Policy Adviser said:
Leading NGOs call on EU leaders to protect EU development aid against short-sighted cuts ahead of this week’s special EU Budget summit.