"As the Friday Fax reported last week, there is even a proposition for an international tax to be implemented in order to secure funding for the MDGs. There is an astonishing amount of money at stake.
At a maternal health side event organized by C-Fam last week, a Nigerian ob/gyn explained just how Millennium Development Goal funding has helped her country. Apparently, 1 trillion Naira (Nigerian currency) has been absorbed into the Nigerian government MDG office, with practically no public works to show for it. Due to corruption, the money never gets to the women and children it is intended to save.
In a rare turn of events, China presents itself as a voice of reason. China is advocating for trade and business investment in poor countries, using its own economy as a model of development. Until 1999, China received development funding from the World Bank, but now it is a contributor and one of the largest economies in the world.
"Amanda Pawloski writing for C-Fam Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (Catholic, family, life and human special interests lobby; Independent of the American Government; American based)22 / 09 | September / 2010: Millennium Development-Gate
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Amanda Pawloski is C-FAM's Assistant Research Director for the International Organizations Research Group (IORG).
Miss Pawloski is a graduate student with the Pontificia Universitá della Santa Croce in Rome, Italy. She completed a licentiate degree in philosophy at Santa Croce in 2009, specializing in ethics and anthropology, and is currently working on her doctoral dissertation.
While living abroad, Miss Pawloski also studied at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies, and the Pontificia Universitá Lateranense where she earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy. She has presented academic papers at conferences in both the United States and Europe.
Miss Pawloski worked with the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and has been a contributor to their blog and weekly commentary. She was also an active member of the Vatican’s San Lorenzo Youth Center and participated in organizing youth missions for the Diocese of Rome.
Amanda Pawloski now resides in New York, NY."C-Fam Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (Catholic, family, life and human special interests lobby; Independent of the American Government; American based) writing on their own Amanda PawloskiAmanda Pawloski