Aid for Trade to Africa surpasses other regions, says ECA-led study

Aid for Trade to Africa surpasses other regions, says ECA-led study ECA Press Release No. 90/2011 Web: http://www.uneca.org/ Addis Ababa, 21 June 2011 (ECA) – African trade experts from member State capitals and the Geneva-based African trade negotiators assembled on Tuesday in Geneva for a roundtable organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa… Read More Aid for Trade to Africa surpasses other regions, says ECA-led study

AidWatch: Aid allocation increasingly driven by EU ‘self-interest’ – Eurostep

AidWatch: Aid allocation increasingly driven by EU ‘self-interest’ – Eurostep. The EU’s aid commitments are becoming increasingly determined by domestic political agendas as well as security, immigration and commercial interests, says a new report, launched on 19 May. According to this year’s AidWatch report, entitled “Challenging self-interests: Getting EU aid fit for the fight against… Read More AidWatch: Aid allocation increasingly driven by EU ‘self-interest’ – Eurostep

New data shows an increase in tax revenues in Africa

African countries, across all income levels, have gradually increased their level of collected fiscal revenues over the past two decades. However, the crisis is expected to impact negatively on the fiscal revenue performance of African countries in 2009. A complete database of public revenue flows for 50 African governments from 1996 to 2008 is now… Read More New data shows an increase in tax revenues in Africa

How PIA works

Poverty Impact Assessment (PIA) helps donors and partner countries identify the intended and unintended consequences of their interventions. PIA provides a framework for improving baseline data and monitoring the impact hypothesis during implementation and inputs for ex post evaluations. It formulates recommendations for decision makers on how the intervention might be improved. Ex ante PIA… Read More How PIA works

Accra Agenda for Action (AAA) shall reform aid

Developed and developing countries agreed to take bold steps to reform the way aid is given and spent. After three days of intense negotiations, they endorsed the Accra Agenda for Action (see http://www.accrahlf.net). Developing countries are committing to take control of their own futures, donors to co-ordinating better amongst themselves, and both parties to the… Read More Accra Agenda for Action (AAA) shall reform aid