In-depth: The rise of the "new" donors

Building new relationships

DAKAR, 19 October 2011 (IRIN) - “It’s taken the world a while to notice they exist – and now we’re obsessed with them,” is how Karin Christiansen, head of Publish What You Fund, characterizes the west’s relationship with what people call “new”, “emerging” or “non-traditional” donors. full report

Arab and Muslim aid and the West - “two china elephants”

Among the aid agencies that poured into Somalia after famine was declared in July were organizations such as the Arab Federation of Doctors, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment of the United Arab Emirates, and the Deniz Feneri Association of Turkey. full report

Piecing together the Chinese aid jigsaw

No one would claim that it is easy to nail down the exact details of the Chinese aid budget, but does Chinese aid deserve the kind of adjectives often applied to it? Is it really “veiled and opaque”? “Wrapped in mystery”? full report

Reaching out to “emerging donors”

Guyana, Thailand, Botswana, South Africa, Poland and Sudan share something in common: they all committed to the Horn of Africa drought appeal. full report

Who’s who among the new donors

As the global economy begins to be reshaped by the new emerging economies, so too is the aid industry. IRIN looks at the rise of the BRICSS (the extra ‘S’ is for South Korea) as the new donors. full report