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Sandra Häbel

development, based upon ensuring that the EU shall take account of the objectives of development cooperation in all policies that it implements which are likely to affect developing countries, and that these policies support development objectives. ( European

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Inequality and poverty

The ill-fitting pieces in the EU’s development partnerships

Riina Pilke and Marikki Stocchetti

) (2000–2015) and the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (2011), provide a common reference in terms of goals and principles. Yet these frameworks leave remarkable room to donors for maneuvering in their decisions on who should benefit

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A human rights-based approach

A gate to development of African women's land rights?

Karin Tengnäs

The global competition for African land is at a historical peak. Local effects of large-scale land acquisitions depend on multiple factors, but women's rights and livelihoods are generally very fragile due to historical and contemporary injustices. Good land governance is important for turning the land acquisitions into equal and equitable development opportunities. The human rights-based approach promotes good governance by adding strength and legal substance to the principles of participation and inclusion, openness and transparency, accountability and the rule of law, and equality and nondiscrimination. By empowering rights-holders and enhancing duty-bearers' capacity, international development cooperation can lead to wider and more gender-balanced inclusion of civil society in negotiations of large-scale land acquisitions and greater adherence of duty-bearers to the rule of law. This is especially important in African countries with large amounts of land and weak legal and institutional frameworks to protect rights, especially those of women.

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Americas. The article recognizes how regional integration through development cooperation can be utilized by regional hegemons to exert power over other states in their so-called spheres of influence. In response, the article contends that regional human

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Policy coherence for development and migration

Analyzing US and EU policies through the lens of normative transformation

Harlan Koff

), political participation and the inclusion of development policy clients in policy processes ( Otsuki, 2015 ) and development aid recipient ownership of development programs (Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, 2011). Transformative

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Ecosystem integrity and policy coherence for development

Tools aimed at achieving balance as the basis for transformative development

Harlan Koff, Miguel Equihua Zamora, Carmen Maganda, and Octavio Pérez-Maqueo

has shifted significantly since 2010. By 2011, The Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation established international criteria for development aid partnerships between public, private and civil society organizations including: (a

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Regional and sub-regional effects on development policies

The Benelux and the Nordic countries compared

Lauri Siitonen

European countries. Their sub-regional institutions, the Benelux Union and the Nordic Council do not, however, act in the issue area of development cooperation but focus their international activities on cooperation with similar regional organizations

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Introduction

Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Rachel Douglas-Jones and Justin Shaffner

. ‘Shaping the 21st Century: The Contribution of Development Cooperation’ . Paris : OECD . OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) . 2005 . ‘ Living up to the Capacity Development Challenge: Lessons and Good Practice ’. Draft

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From war to development

Women leading the nation

Leymah Gbowee

of peace can be included in the business of terror. For us to change our world, we must begin to think differently. Development cooperation partnerships with governments are well and good, but you also need to step outside these relationships and

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Doing global investments the Nordic way

The “business case” for Equinor's support to union work among its employees in Tanzania

Siri Lange

Tanzanians associate Norway with aid. “Partnership” both between governmental bodies and between civil society organizations in the South and North, and “capacity building” have been central to development cooperation. This history partly explains why the