Alliance Sud on development cooperation and development policies of Swizerland.
The fundamental critics of development aid argue in global terms and eschew specific questions. We do not know precisely what they are criticising. Are they objecting to the fact that Western countries helped to demobilise armed combatants in the civil war in Mozambique and to enable them to make a new start in civilian life? - A reply by Peter Niggli to criticism of development aid. ...>>
Rather than funding programmes and projects, the industrialised countries are increasingly channelling development funds directly into partner countries' government budgets. We know from past experience that under certain conditions, budget support can yield positive results. Such conditions often do not exist, however. - Article published in: Alliance Sud New No. 46 / April 2006 ...>>
Swiss non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have again criticised government development-aid funding ahead of a major United Nations meeting in New York. ...>>
Opinion poll: The Swiss population continues to express solidarity with developing countries and a high level of confidence in the professional work done in the areas of official and private development cooperation. - Media release by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Swiss Coalition of Development Organizations (Alliance Sud). ...>>
Should private agencies withdraw from development cooperation? Relations between private and government development agencies have come under pressure. - Article by Peter Niggli published in: IUED Yearbook, Geneva 2004. ...>>