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Towards a new approach to development

May 09, 2011

A World Without LDCs launched by LDC Watch delineates the demands of the global civil society for a paradigm shift towards global development policy and practice to lift LDCs out of poverty.

A world without LDCs

Published by: LDC Watch, 2011

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Global civil society voices call for more and better aid, which means real aid, oriented towards development effectiveness rather than the dominant ‘aid effectiveness’ approach which is undermined in practice by conditionalities that encroach upon LDC sovereignty.

Civil society has been largely marginalised, as indeed have national governments, from the design and implementation of most major ‘development’ interventions introduced by bilateral or multilateral agencies.

Global civil society demands a paradigm shift as regards global development policy and practice (UNCTAD also calls for a new ‘international development architecture’).

This means recognising, addressing and redressing, in global development policy, the unequal partnerships and unequal power relations that exist at the international and national level. It also demands preferential treatment and affirmative action for LDCs leading to ‘fair trade’, debt reduction and cancellation, and a real commitment to substantial increases in ODA addressing the special needs of LDCs, with more support for effective sustainable development, less ‘conditionality’ in the conventional sense, but more transparency and commitment to promoting people-centred development and good governance at all levels.

A world without LDCs

First and foremost, in order to achieve a world without LDCs, global development policy must recognise the special and different needs of developing countries. Led by the UN, the global community must recognise its collective responsibility to the world’s most vulnerable citizens. A supportive global framework must be built in which the developed and emerging developing countries understand their human responsibility to ensure that lives become better, not worse, for the people in LDCs.

Source : LDC watch
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