(Español) Universidad de Medicina Tradicional de Beijing establecerá oficina cooperación en México – People’s Daily Online (10 de Octubre de 2012)

“El Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) de México y la Universidad de Medicina Tradicional China de Beijing, formalizaron la creación de la “Oficina Chino-Mexicana de Cooperación en Medicina Tradicional China”, informaron el miércoles fuentes oficiales. …

La directora general del IPN, Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, firmó el convenio que tendrá vigencia de tres años con el profesor Niu Xin, jefe de la Oficina de Cooperación Internacional de la universidad china y director de la División de Beijing de la citada oficina.

El convenio establece que se promoverán las actividades de cooperación académica entre el IPN y la universidad china a través del desarrollo de cursos internacionales y proyectos de investigación en materia de la medicina tradicional china; la publicación de material relacionado con la medicina tradicional y alternativa y el intercambio de estudiantes, así como la movilidad de profesores e investigadores. …”

Si usted quiere leer este articulo viste el sitio http://spanish.peopledaily.com.cn/92122/7973171.html

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China and Inter-American Development Bank Announce US$1 Bln Investment Fund – China Briefing (March 22nd 2012)

By: Gregor Hastings

“China and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) have recently announced plans for a US$1 billion investment fund to help develop Latin American and Caribbean markets.

The IADB and China’s state-owned Export-Import Bank of China will each make investments of $150 million and the remaining funds will be raised from the market. The purpose of the fund is to finance public and private sector projects in addition to making equity investments in the region. …”

To read this article please visit the site http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2012/03/22/china-and-iadb-announce-us1-billion-latin-america-fund.html

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Transparency of Chinese Aid – Centro de Informacion sobre la Cooperacion Internacional (August 2011)

Document by Sven Grimm and jointly published by the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University and Publish What You Fund, the global campaign for aid transparency.

Transparency of Chinese Aid: An analysis of the published information on Chinese external financial flows

 “There are many myths and misconceptions about the level of information publically available on Chinese efforts and activities in the developing world. With the growing momentum around ‘aid transparency’ since the Third High Level Forum on aid effectiveness (HLF-3) in Accra in 2008, and the preparations for HLF-4 being held in Busan later this year, this paper on China’s aid information was commissioned to provide a firmer footing for the discussions going forward. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to map and assess the levels of aid information made available across Chinese agencies that engage in various forms of international cooperation. The paper explores opportunities to improve publicly available information on Chinese foreign assistance and how to ensure comparability with other donors….”

If you are interested in reading this paper, visit http://eficacia.info/doc_detalle.php?id=820


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Development Cooperation and Emerging Powers: New Partners or Old Patterns – Centro de Informacion sobre la Cooperacion Internacional

“The book ‘Development Cooperation and Emerging Powers: New Partners or Old Patterns’, edited by Sachin Chaturvedi, Thomas Fues and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, explores the development cooperation policies of China, India, Brazil, and South Africa and compares them with those of Mexico and Western actors. In exploring the motivation and execution of these countries’ development policies, the volume analyzes how South-South cooperation has evolved, and where it differs from traditional development cooperation….” 

To learn more and see a short video with some of the book’s editors, visit http://eficacia.info/multimedia_video_detalle.php?id=113

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BRIC Countries Discover Foreign Aid – Global Sherpa, International Development Blog (August 13th 2012)

As posted on the Global Sherpa website:

“Foreign aid from the four original BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) more than doubled from 2005 to 2008, according to the organization Global Humanitarian Assistance. During that period, China’s foreign assistance grew by more than 30 percent annually. India, the largest foreign aid recipient in history, is actively looking to establish a national aid program akin to USAID or the U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID), according to a recent Economist article.

The extent to which the BRIC countries’ foreign aid programs will spur development in recipient countries remains to be seen. There is ample, if often ill-founded skepticism about the extent to which the objectives of these efforts might be largely self-serving. …”

To read this article visit http://www.globalsherpa.org/china-foreign-aid-india-brazil

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Look who’s saving the world: BRICS pump up foreign aid – European Dialogue (April 4th 2012)

By Elizabeth Dickinson

“For more than half a century, rich countries such as the United States, Canada, Britain, and Japan have dominated the arena of international aid to help countries in Africa, Latin America, and Africa develop economically. Recently, however, the traditional flow of money has shifted greatly and we are now seeing BRICS countries play a greater role in the foreign assistance. The so-called BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa have begun increasing their budgets on foreign assistance at a time when traditional donors’ aid budgets are gradually decreasing. …”

If you are interested in learning more about this development, visit http://eurodialogue.org/Look-who-saving-the-world-BRICS-pump-up-foreign-aid to learn more.

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China’s Foreign Aid to Africa – The Washington Times (August 14th 2012)

By: Farah Thaler

“There’s a new class of members in the foreign-aid club, with China at the head. At this summer’s fifth Conference of the Forum on Africa-China Cooperation, the red dragon pledged $20 billion of new aid to the developing continent.

 In a working paper by the Center for Global Development indicates that emerging powers contribute between $11 billion and $42 billion in aid each year.China, the largest emerging donor, gives out more money today than the World Bank, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’ Elizabeth C. Economy. While the sheer volume is astounding, the reach of assistance also is expanding.

 Beyond the money itself, aid from the emerging powers is delivered faster and comes with no strings attached. In addition, a study by the Economic Strategy Institute says China’s ‘sheer competence and speed with which [it] is able to negotiate and execute its development programs is an important element of its appeal.’ Moreover, emerging donors have effectively marketed their dual-role status as donors and recipients, further adding to the appeal of south-south cooperation. …”

 To read more about China’s growing role as an emerging donor visit http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/14/chinas-foreign-aid-to-africa/

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Brazil’s Program for Decentralized South-South Cooperation

Brazil is launching a new program to identify and finance international cooperation projects that will be implemented by states and municipalities of Brazil with other developing countries. It is  South-South Cooperation, but a decentralized version.  The project aims to share successful public policies at sub-national levels. Brazilian states and municipalites can submit project proposals, based on requests from beneficiary countries, from June 29th to August 31st. Continue reading »

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Shifting Paradigm: How the BRICS are Reshaping Global Health and Development

Global Health Strategies Initiatives (GHSi) BRICS report - March 2012

Full report available online hereMore information can be found on the GHSi BRICS report website. 

According to the GHSi: “….The report was released in the lead-up to the 4th BRICS Summit (28-29 March,New Delhi).

It takes an in-depth look at the increasingly important roles Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are playing to advance health and development in the world’s poorest countries. … ” (p.5)

An overview of BRICS foreign assistance can be seen in the graphic below from GHSi, which is further detailed in the report.

Infographic from GHSi BRICS report - BRIC Foreign Assistance
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