ACFID: Australian Council for International Development

ADB: Asian Development Bank

ADF: Asian Development Fund

ANCP: AusAID-NGO Cooperation Program

AusAID: Australian Agency for International Development

Bonds: A bond is a debt security in which the authorised issuer (usually a government) owes the holder a debt and is obliged to repay the debt and interest at a later date.

BRG: Bismark Ramu Group: a grassroots civil society organisation that works with communities in the Madang province of Papua New Guinea.

BWIs: Bretton Woods Institutions

ECP: Enhanced Cooperation Program

CDC: Committee for Development Cooperation

CDI: Commitment to Development Index

CGD: Center for Global Development

Conditionality: refers to the conditions attached to aid money or loans

CSOs: civil society organisations

DAC: Development Assistance Committee (of the OECD)

DAP: Direct Aid Program

FSPI: Foundation of the People of the South Pacific International

HIPCI: Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative

IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

IDA: International Development Association

IDS: Institute of Development Studies

IFIs: International Financial Institutions

IMF: International Monetary Fund

MDGs: Millennium Development Goals

MDRI: Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

New Internationalist: a not-for profit cooperative which publishes the New Internationalist magazine. It is renowned for its radical, campaigning stance on a range of world issues.

North/South: terms used to denote wealthy and poor nations respectively. The terms originated in the Brandt report of the 1970s which drew a line depicting this non-geographical divide separating the hemispheres according to wealth.

ODA: Official Development Assistance

OECD: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Phantom aid: aid figures which appear as aid, inflating ODA, however, are not poverty focussed.

PPPs: Public-Private Partnerships

RAMSI: Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands

Reality of Aid (RoA): the only major North/South international initiative focused exclusively on analysing and lobbying for poverty eradication policies and practices in international aid

SDI: Slum Dwellers International: a network that stretches across the globe of people, mostly women, who live in slums around the world

TA: Technical Assistance

UN Democracy Fund: Established in 2005 its primary purpose is to support democratisation throughout the world.

UN Economic & Social Council: United Nations organ facilitating international cooperation on standards-making and problem-solving in economic and social issues.

WB: World Bank

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