As attention shifts from traditional foreign aid to private and domestic sources of finance for development, recovering stolen assets is not only a matter of justice but increasingly a development issue in its own right. That’s why organizations like the StAR initiative (a joint effort of the World Bank and UNODC) and NGOs like Transparency International and Global Witness have been making these points and successfully pushing the agenda.
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Richard Manning, a highly respected former chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) says in the FT that the OECD is "encouraging OECD finance ministries to get away with murder as they seek to massage reported aid upwards at minimum cost."
Owen Barder is sceptical about a proposed new public-private partnership to tackle hunger.