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Development Assistance and the Enviroment: Translating intentions into practise

Marianne Wenning

Report/paper, 14 pages

Since the UN conference on Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972, there has been a growing effort to incorporate environmental considerations into development assistance programmes and projects. It is now widely recognised that past policies which directed development aid primarily toward purely economic objectives have failed to prevent or, at the very least, to reduce the sometimes catastrophic effects of aid on the human and natural environments of developing countries.

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