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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. ...>>

2030 Agenda: Paper tiger or driver of change?

2030 Agenda: Paper tiger or driver of change?

In late September, the UN General Assembly adopted the comprehensive "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". Action is also needed in Switzerland. ...>>

Wrangling over financing for development

Wrangling over financing for development

The international community of States wants to approve the final document on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July. An analysis of the main sticking points. ...>>

Financing for development – a hot button issue

Financing for development – a hot button issue

The third conference on Financing for Development will take place in Addis Ababa in July. Poor countries are hoping for concrete outcomes as to the funding of the global Post-2015 Agenda. ...>>

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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 84 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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