Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Helen Clark cops one in the chook, Dear Leader will not be pleased

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It looks like the UN has wised up to Helen Clark:
Former prime minister Helen Clark has been hit with a devastating critique of her United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in an official report saying much of its annual US$5.7 billion (NZ$6.8 billion) budget is only remotely connected to ending global poverty.
The densely worded report by the UNDP’s executive board – Clark’s bosses since she became secretary-general in April 2009 – amounts to a stinging performance review.
US media reports say she is leading a counter-attack claiming the study misses the point behind its work.  
But the report paints a striking picture of a confused organisation seemingly unable to bring significant change to the world’s 1.3 billion poor people despite spending US$8.5 billion on fighting poverty between 2004 and 2011.
“Even when UNDP undertakes activities with an explicit poverty orientation, the approach often lacks a pro-poor bias and tends to rely instead on the trickle-down process,” the report said.
Always the way for Helen Clark. She gets caught being average and suddenly it is everyone else’s fault.

Let’s hope she gets the arse card so she can come home to poo-finger the Labour party up close and personal.

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