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Public Financial Management and Country Development News Roundup

 

July 25, 2017

Interesting news from last week in PFM and development, found by our FreeBalance Strategy and Innovation Group.

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BILL CUTS WORLD BANK FUNDING BY HALF: Reporting by Bethany Allen-Erahimian in Foreign Policy, Michael Igoe and Sophie Edwards in Devex, describes huge proposed cuts in American foreign aid.
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/17/house-budget-would-decimate-world-bank-funding/
https://www.devex.com/news/house-committee-approves-foreign-aid-budget-in-late-night-session-90690/

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN THE NEWS

ADVANTAGES OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS: Michael Della Rocca of McKinsey provides a business case of P3s to clarify responsibilities, improve strategic alignment, project controls and resource optimizations. The rising advantage of public-private partnerships
http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/capital-projects-and-infrastructure/our-insights/the-rising-advantage-of-public-private-partnerships

WHY IS SOUTH-SOUTCH COOPERATION BETTER FOR DEVELOPMENT: Fábio Rúben Lopes Paulos in the International Development Journal makes the case for why the “Western” vision is not always best for development.
https://idjournal.co.uk/2017/07/19/south-south-cooperation-development/

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