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SlovakAid – an Unemployed Foreign Policy Tool
SlovakAid – an Unemployed Foreign Policy Tool

Author(s): Nora Beňáková
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: SlovakAid; development; commitments; teritorial and secotarl priorities

Summary/Abstract: Slovakia started its ODA program based on her international commitments and membership in international organizations grouping the donor community. It was enlisted into the community of the most developed countries and donors in 2000 by entering the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and by paying mostly voluntary contributions to international organizations providing humanitarian aid and running the scholarship programs. The fact that Slovakia is one of the countries providing assistance was confirmed in 2008 by the decision of the World Bank who definitely reclassified Slovakia from the countries that receive assistance to the countries that provide it. It should also become evident in the increase of amount and quality of development assistance provided. However, this calls for a change in thinking from the side of politicians, media and public.

  • Issue Year: XIX/2010
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 3-22
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English