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By Paul Hoebink

The international reduction allotted by way of the ecu member states reached list degrees in 2008, as a number of member states raised their assistance significantly and new ones started to give a contribution. This definitive learn deals useful new insights into formerly proven different types of relief, reminiscent of nutrition donations, aid for power initiatives in Africa, and security-related suggestions for smaller european contributors, in addition to an summary of recent courses. The members additionally speak about the function of neighborhood and nearby gurus in improvement cooperation within the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain.

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As the GSP does not discriminate between developing countries, it is WTO compatible. The preferences, expressed as a percentage of MFN duties, ranges from 15 for the most sensitive products to 100 for non-sensitive items. In 2006, the current GSP was introduced, covering 7,200 products from 179 countries. In addition, ‘GSP plus’ was offered to ‘dependent and vulnerable’ countries. ) and demonstrate economic dependence,3 requirements that have thus far been met by 15 countries. The EBA, which provides duty-free access for all EU imports from low-income developing countries, is superior to the existing Cotonou Agreement, which provides similar duty-free access for 94 of all ACP exported to the EU.

These strategies are intended to increase national ‘ownership’ of the poverty reduction programs, through extensive participation of national and donor stakeholders. Stewart and Wang (2003) argue that as far as civil society is concerned, the PRSPs currently permit little significant contribution to program design. Governments appear to have taken a larger role, but are also very constrained, especially with respect to macropolicy. The fact that the content of PRSPs is very similar to previous adjustment packages, suggests that little real change has occurred through this process.

P. 1-7. Kanbur, R. 2004, ‘Economic Policy, Distribution and Poverty: The Nature of Disagreements’, in: Shorrocks, A. and van der Hoeven, R. ) p. 23-39. indd 44 29-6-2010 21:04:30 Policy Coherence  Kapstein, E. 2005, ‘ The Politics of Policy Coherence’, in: OECD 2005b. Lahnalampi, R. 2007, ‘ The Policy Coherence for Development Work in the OECD’, Presentation at the OECD Workshop, More Coherent Policies for More Inclusive Growth and Development, 30 November 2007, Paris: OECD. 2004. Note on Policy Coherence, Geneva: ILO, mimeo.

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