A new approach to put international cooperation at the service of development

From assistance to partnership

As long as rich countries continue to use development assistance as a tool to support their policies and further their influence in the realms of diplomacy and trade, the spirit of this assistance will continue to be led astray and corrupted by considerations far removed from officially expressed motivations and declared ends. Frameworks and mechanisms linking all partners could and should be set up to bring together all types of development assistance, rationalise it, and make it more efficient. With this goal in mind, we should, for example, give national partners that benefit from assistance the power to define objectives and set priorities, instead of having them imposed from outside. These principles need to be codified and systematically accepted by the parties concerned. Such an organisation requires the creation of a Charter for partnership in cooperation for development. Associated national and international institutional mechanisms to coordinate development assistance must also be set up.

A NEW APPROACH TO PUT INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AT THE SERVICE OF DEVELOPMENT

From assistance to partnership

Legitimate governance

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