An indigenous woman in Monte Olivo, Guatemala, whose community has suffered repression linked to an IFC-backed project. Photo: Santiago Botón, TeleSUR Guatemala

The Suffering of Others

Increasingly, development money is being channelled through third parties such as banks or private equity funds. This report tells the human story behind the high finance and statistics.

Enrolled Nurse, Miriam Chisizwa, at work in the post-natal ward at a public sector hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam 2007

Investing for the Few

The Health in Africa initiative of the International Finance Corporation, which promotes private sector healthcare delivery, is extremely unlikely to deliver better health outcomes for poor people.

A Dangerous Diversion

The Lesotho health public–private partnership (PPP) has been described as opening a new era for private sector involvement in healthcare in Africa.

Risky Business

The past ten years have seen a surge in a new type of development lending, in which development finance institutions (DFIs) provide funding through financial intermediaries (FIs) rather tha

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