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Development aid with vested interests

Development aid with vested interests

A few weeks ago the Finance Committee of the National Council moved for Switzerland's development assistance to be drastically reduced. Comments by Mark Herkenrath, Director Alliance Sud. ...>>

Achieving more with less money?

Achieving more with less money?

The Government hails the long-term strategic benefits of development cooperation, while at the same time it is planning massive cuts precisely in this area. ...>>

SDGs: Only what is measured is tackled

SDGs: Only what is measured is tackled

The adoption of the UN Agenda 2030 was a historic moment. In Spring the UN Statistical Commission will decide how progress in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals will be measured. ...>>

Selective solidarity

Selective solidarity

Switzerland's development spending under the 2016 budget and the 2017-19 Stabilization Programme is undergoing a massive cut. Comments by Mark Herkenrath, Director Alliance Sud. ...>>

The misconception around development aid

The misconception around development aid

"Development aid reinforces poverty" – the Swiss media have used this headline in commenting on Nobel Prize Winner Angus Deaton's research. There's a major misunderstanding in this debate. ...>>

Eying the development budget

Eying the development budget

Switzerland is proud of its contribution to the successful adoption of the 2030 Agenda. At the same time the Government is planning deep cuts to development cooperation funding. ...>>

Interview with SDC Director Manuel Sager

Interview with SDC Director Manuel Sager

"Additional climate aid without new funds limits existing tasks", says Manuel Sager, Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in an interview. ...>>

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Electronic Newsletter

The electronic newsletter informs you quarterly on new editions of Alliance Sud News and new articles on the website. ...>>

ASN 85 coverAlliance Sud News is published quarterly and offers a wide range of commentary and critical analyses of Swiss development policy related to poor countries and their population. >>>

 
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