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Shifts In Funding Streams, Expectations Affecting Traditional Development Aid, Experts Say

Inter Press Service: How the Definition of Development Aid is Being Eroded
“The traditional definition of aid is being eroded at the same time that governments have committed to achieving the U.N.’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Jeffrey Sachs, special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on development, told IPS Thursday. … ‘We are concerned about states withdrawing their responsibility and saying the private sector should do it,’ said [Aldo Caliari, who represents civil society in U.N. Financing for Development (FfD) negotiations and] who is also director of the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project at the Washington, D.C.-based Center of Concern…” (Rowlands, 4/21).