Development policy

Article AS news
11.7.2015

More climate protection, less development aid?

Peter Niggli, Director of Alliance Sud, disagrees with Bruno Oberle. To fund climate contributions from the development budget would contradict the law on development aid.
Article AS news
6.4.2015

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.
Political article
8.1.2015

Addis Ababa conference: Funding development goals

The Third UN Conference on Financing for Development will take place in Addis Ababa in July 2015. The key question will be how to finance the Sustainable Development Goals.
Article AS news
12.12.2014

Swiss emergency stocks on the expense of the poor

The new draft of the National Economic Supply Act endorses the funding of Switzerland's mandatory stocks through taxes on imports of products from other countries, including the poorest ones.
Article AS news
11.7.2014

The dilution of development aid?

Development aid is being redefined. Before the new UN Development Goals (Post-2015 Agenda) can be determined, the industrialized countries of the OECD wish to redefine which financial flows count as development aid.
Article AS news
30.6.2014

New ODA: The dilution of development aid?

Development aid is being redefined. Before the new UN Development Goals (Post-2015 Agenda) can be determined, the industrialized countries of the OECD wish to redefine which financial flows count as development aid.
Article AS news
10.4.2014

Safeguards reform: an important crossroads

The World Bank is changing. Some aid recipients have become competitors. What has not changed is civil society’s struggle for more co-decision and better rules when it comes to investments in development.
Article AS news
18.7.2013

PPDP: controversial rather than coherent

Win-win – everyone benefits. That is the promise held out by the closing of ranks between State and private sector. Alliance Sud looks at the stumbling blocks.
Article AS news
12.12.2012

The IMF’s lending conditions: slight corrections

The International Monetary Fund has somewhat relaxed its controversial lending conditions. But they are still hurting the poorest people, as shown by the latest loan to Bangladesh.