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International Development Cooperation Today: Emerging Trends and Debates (2008)

Emergingtradesanddebates2008International Development Cooperation Today: Emerging Trends and Debates gives a wide variety of development actors, in particular civil society advocates on international development cooperation, a better understanding of up-and-coming trends and debates in development cooperation. In addition, it provides them with entry points to facilitate their engagement and advocacy work on international development cooperation - both in defining international commitments and demonstrating their application - within the UN system.

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Section 1

Mapping Global Trends—Monterrey, Paris and Beyond
What’s new: emerging issues
What’s the same: aid quality and quantity shortfalls
Box 1.1: Where’s the Money Going?
Box 1.2: Absorbing and Managing Aid

Adjusting the aid equation?
Box 1.3: Determining Aid Allocations
Box 1.4: Paying Attention to Gender Equality

Section 2

The UN: Defining and Upholding International Norms Standards
Agreeing on norms
The Role of ECOSOC
Operational programmes

Section 3

In Summary: Some Questions for Consideration

An Overview of Entry Points for Advocacy in the UN System
The Development Cooperation Forum
The Financing for Development Process
The Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review
UN Development Agencies: Global and National
The Annual Ministerial Review
Two other processes


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