Declining and privatizing: German aid under Niebel
18th Shadow Report on German development aid
Germany’s Deutsche Welthungerhilfe and terre des hommes have just published their new report on “The Reality of Development Aid”. Against the backdrop of smooth tongued declarations by the BMZ, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, it explores the new priority set on cooperation with the private sector. Furthermore, the focus is on implementing internationally agreed development goals by the German authorities. A WDEV summary
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