Category Global Development

International aid to Africa needs an overhaul. Tips on what needs to change

Foreign aid "has failed to deliver sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction" in Africa, numerous studies have shown. De-linking African institutions from "an aid-dependent economic model" would be "one way to reform foreign aid" and make it work, argues Tigist Mekonnen Melesse, a post-PhD Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Effective Global Action, University of California, Berkeley.
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COVID-19 was a “preventable disaster” that became a pandemic thanks to lack “global political leadership”: WHO report

COVID-19 was a "preventable disaster" that became a pandemic due a lack "global political leadership," according to a recent report issued by a WHO-appointed high-level panel co-chaired by former Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Laureate and Africa’s first democratically elected female head of state, and Helen Clark, the former prime minister of New Zealand.
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The virus of COVID-19 vaccine “apartheid” is challenged as U.S., Pope Francis back waiving patents on life-saving vaccines

The United States will endorse a motion at the World Trade Organization seeking to waive draconian patent and related intellectual property protections that have thus far prevented the world from achieving global COVID-19 vaccines equity, the Biden-Harris administration announced this week. Pope Francis announced his support of “universal access to the vaccine” and condemned the “virus of individualism” that “makes us indifferent to the suffering of others”.
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