Brown to press G8 for more progress on Africa

According to Andy Grice in The Independent Gordon Brown plans to continue to press G8 leaders to live up to their commitments on Africa:

Mr Brown’s four-point plan for the annual G8 gathering includes a $60bn boost for health care

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Using aid to subsidise private investment

Justin Muzinich and Eric Werker propose “a better approach to foreign aid” in the form of tax credits for companies that invest in developing countries:

tax credits for U.S. companies promise more aid, less waste, and the hope of better

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Rich countries backtrack on aid?

According to Hugh Williamson in the FT the 8 richest countries are stepping back from the commitment they gave in Gleneagles to increase aid:

Leaders of the Group of Eight rich nations are set to backtrack on their landmark pledge

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Donors not living up to their pledges

I’ve not seen much press coverage of the 2008 DATA report which aims to hold donors to account for meeting the promises they gave in 2005. This year’s report finds that rich countries have so far given only one seventh … Go to www.owen.org to read the rest

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