It is time to rethink international development cooperation

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Rescue workers load goods to be sent to Lebanon into a cargo plane at a military airport near Ankara, Turkey on August 5, 2020 [Turkish Defense Ministry via AP]

Developed countries have to fulfil their commitments to provide foreign aid and ensure its effectiveness.

2021 is here and the world is still struggling with one of the most devastating pandemics of modern times. Even certain developed economies have found themselves unable to efficiently respond to this global public health emergency, while the situation in most developing countries is alarming.

The economic consequences of the pandemic have also cast a shadow on the international community’s path towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda.