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Stigma, Stress, and Struggle: COVID-19’s impact on India’s grassroots gender/sexual minorities and sex worker communities

9. Juli 2020 - 12:32

  This article is part of Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific’s COVID-19 Response Series, “Resisting Repression; Recovering Together”, which aims to document the struggles, best practices, and lessons learned, as well as share recommendations of RoA-AP members as they responded to the pandemic at the national or regional level. Read more stories here.     By Solidarity Foundation “The situation of our community is very dire because stringent restrictions have been implemented due to the […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Responses & Challenges in Manipur

9. Juli 2020 - 12:24

  This article is part of Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific’s COVID-19 Response Series, “Resisting Repression; Recovering Together”, which aims to document the struggles, best practices, and lessons learned, as well as share recommendations of RoA-AP members as they responded to the pandemic at the national or regional level. Read more stories here.     By Christina Lamremdik and Jiten Yumnam, Centre for Research and Advocacy – Manipur (CRAM)  COVID-19 IN MANIPUR: On March 24, […]

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What kind of Palestinian economy is needed in light of the COVID-19 crisis?

9. Juli 2020 - 12:10

This article is part of Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific’s COVID-19 Response Series, “Resisting Repression; Recovering Together”, which aims to document the struggles, best practices, and lessons learned, as well as share recommendations of RoA-AP members as they responded to the pandemic at the national or regional level. Read more stories here.     By Firas Jaber, Social and Economic Policies Monitor (Al-Marsad) The outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) showed the vulnerability of […]

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Cancelling Debt in Asia Pacific: Tackling the COVID-19 Health and Economic Crisis

30. Juni 2020 - 17:02

   Developing countries in Asia Pacific are trapped in the vicious cycle of debt. To say that the region is in distress or is in crisis is an understatement, and for decades, developing countries have been spending more of their revenues to pay their dues at the expense of the needs of their peoples. The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the reliance of developing countries to debt and while international finance institutions (IFIs) rapidly provided stimulus […]

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BROWNBAG SESSION | AIIB & NDB: Paradigm Shift or Rehashing Corporate-led Development?

30. Juni 2020 - 10:56

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the New Development Bank (NDB) have touted themselves as the much-needed alternatives to the Western-dominated traditional International Finance Institutions (IFIs) like the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). The two new banks entered the development financing landscape to much fanfare with their mandate of catering to the development needs of the South, particularly in building sustainable infrastructure. Five years into their operation, how do they […]

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AID TALKS Webinar | Cancel Debt in Asia Pacific

15. Juni 2020 - 15:42

Cancel Debt in Asia Pacific to Tackle Covid-19 Health and Economic Crisis   JUNE 25, 2020 4PM Manila / 6PM Sydney REGISTER NOW: https://bit.ly/AidTalks_CancelDebt MORE INFO HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/597177160931480/ *The Aid Talks webinar will also be live streamed on YouTube and available after the event. With potential impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic on sovereign debt for the poorest countries in the Asia Pacific region there is a growing regional and international call for the cancellation of all […]

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We are left behind – APFSD tackles accelerating progress on Agenda 2030 amid regressing development gains, fighting COVID-19

28. Mai 2020 - 9:15

In the 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) held virtually last May 20, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), government ministers, civil society organizations (CSOs), and other stakeholders discussed the status of the Agenda 2030 in addressing poverty and inequality, further worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are left behind. Panelists reported the obvious – we have a long way to go in achieving the goals set […]

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Aid, Coherence, and (Triangular) Cooperation in the context of Conflict, Fragility and the Climate Emergency | RoA Report 2020 Theme Statement

22. Mai 2020 - 18:06

More than 80% of the world’s poorest will live in fragile contexts by 2030, making the fragility agenda central to the Leave No One Behind and Agenda 2030 discussions. In addition, climate change is a major risk in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, with forecasts for climate-induced migration varying from 25 million – 1 billion by 2050.[1] Add to these the countless conflicts and wars around the world, and now a global pandemic and recession. […]

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International Financial Institutions: Financing Dependency Through Neoliberalism

22. Mai 2020 - 11:46

Download Full Copy Rising to prominence in the wake of World War 2, international finance institutions (IFIs) were formed by multiple countries, purportedly for economic cooperation for postwar reconstruction as well as regulating postwar debt payments between countries. But they have evolved into institutional mechanisms to establish global capitalist order and impose policies and programs that ultimately benefit developed countries that dominate these IFIs. Rather than fostering mutual cooperation in an enabling environment of respect […]

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On the 2019 ODA data: Donors must meet both aid quantity and quality amid the Covid-19 pandemic

28. April 2020 - 15:30

Statement of the RoA International Coordinating Committee | 23 April 2020 (Download Statement with Spanish version)  The recently published preliminary ODA data of 2019 show that aid spending by DAC members totaled USD 152.8 billion representing a slight real term increase compared to 2018. In relative terms however, ODA as a percentage of DAC members’ combined GNI dropped to 0,3%. The figures also show a 5.7% increase in ODA given as loans instead of grants, […]

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank: Paradigm Shift or Rehashing Corporate-led Development?

28. April 2020 - 13:06

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the New Development Bank (NDB) have touted themselves as the much-needed alternatives to the Western-dominated traditional International Finance Institutions (IFIs) like the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). The two new banks entered the development financing landscape to much fanfare with their mandate of catering to the development needs of the South, particularly in building sustainable infrastructure. Five years into their operation, how do they […]

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The Fragile Case of COVID 19: How the outbreak exacerbates living conditions in conflict-affected, fragile states

28. April 2020 - 11:28

  No country is safe amidst the coronavirus global crisis. From those with wealthy economies to those with scarce resources, the effects of the pandemic are widely felt – aggressive lockdowns and curfew, military deployment, unemployment and layoffs, debts, hunger, to name a few. However, some states are dealing with the effects under harsher circumstances than others. The impacts of the pandemic are worst for conflict-affected, fragile states. The Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific […]

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AID TALKS Webinar | The Fragile Case of COVID 19

13. April 2020 - 11:38

Let’s talk about conflict and fragility in this time of COVID-19 and how the outbreak exacerbates living conditions for refugees, migrants and the poor.   APRIL 21, 2020 4PM Manila / 6PM Sydney REGISTER NOW: bit.ly/AidTalks-Webinar_TheFragileCaseofCOVID-19 MORE INFO HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/508737999806387/ *The Aid Talks webinar will also be live streamed on YouTube and available after the event. The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency crisis. Governments were put to a test on how strong or […]

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