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RE-IMAGINING AID: Ending Structural Racism in the Modern-Day Aid System

13. Oktober 2021 - 9:20

The Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific and Aid/Watch Australia are currently hosting a webinar series called Aid Talks, which discusses the most pressing issues on aid and development cooperation today and the critical issues surrounding it. The fourth Aid Talks will be focused on the decolonisation of aid, entitled “Re-imagining Aid: Ending Structural Racism in the Modern-Day Aid System”.  Thursday, October 21, 2021 9 am UK / 11 am East Jerusalem / 4 pm Manila / […]

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Intervention on Sustainable Finance Recovery for UNESCAP’s 5th Southeast Asia Multi-Stakeholder Forum

1. Oktober 2021 - 8:08

Last September 30, the Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific (RoA-AP) was tasked to give a short intervention on behalf of the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM) in the Session on Sustainable Finance Recovery of the UNESCAP’s 5th Southeast Asia Multi-Stakeholder Forum. As it is called a multi-stakeholder forum, it aims to provide a space for various development actors from across sectors to share their perspectives in achieving Agenda 2030 in the region. However, participation […]

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The World Bank’s Development Policy Financing – Implications for a just, green and feminist recovery

28. September 2021 - 16:00

Development Policy Financing is a lending instrument that supports targeted policy reforms and provides finance directly to a borrowing country’s general budget. DPF nudges countries towards neoliberal, financialisation reforms by conditioning budget support on the implementation of prior actions. It is criticised for risking undermining countries’ democratic ownership and for promoting reforms with adverse social and gender impacts. There is thus a need to discuss these shortcomings in the context of the COVID-19 recovery and […]

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The Cascade/MFD and a just and sustainable recovery: A first review in the pandemic context

28. September 2021 - 15:00

Multiple crises caused by COVID-19 have created an unprecedented global shock. The WBG released a framework for supporting green, resilient and inclusive development (GRID), which emphasizes ‘private sector solutions’—akin to its previous Maximising Finance for Development (MFD) approach— which it has applied to its pandemic response. There is thus a need to facilitate dialogue on lessons learned from country-level implementation of private sector solutions and its impacts on sustainable recovery. Therefore, the Reality of Aid Network, […]

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Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific holds its 2021 Regional Meeting, “Accelerate Efforts; Amplify Voices”

17. September 2021 - 9:45

The Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific (RoA-AP), along with the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) – Asia, held their annual Regional Meeting, “Accelerate Efforts; Amplify Voices: Bolstering Solidarity toward People-centered Development Cooperation”. The Regional Meeting aimed to strengthen solidarity, and to facilitate dialogue among members, donors, and development actors toward effective and people-centered development action.  The Regional Meeting was composed of various events such as The Reality of Aid Report 2020/2021 Asia Pacific […]

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How COVID-19 exacerbated existing socioeconomic inequalities in the Arab region – ANND

26. August 2021 - 7:00

Download the Spanish translation here. The coronavirus pandemic has revealed fundamental flaws in the systems of governance and the delivery of basic social services to the people around the world. The ongoing health crisis especially exposed the weakness of healthcare systems in the Asia-Pacific. In the case of the Arab region, the unequal distribution of healthcare services is coupled with the fragility of the existing political, economic and social systems. The pandemic highlighted the limited […]

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Solidarity to the Afghan people’s continuing struggle against conflict and wars

25. August 2021 - 7:20

The Reality of Aid Network statement on the recent developments in Afghanistan Download the Spanish translation here. Following the collapse of the Afghan government last August 15, 2021, the Reality of Aid expresses deep concern over the human rights situation in the country, and extends solidarity to the Afghan people’s decades-long struggle against conflict and wars. Despite decades of military assistance and billions of dollars in aid, the fall of Kabul and the takeover of […]

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Localizing the Triple Nexus: Civil Society Organizations launch case studies on the triple nexus approach

16. August 2021 - 6:22

The signs of the times point to an urgent response to prolonged conflicts and exacerbated fragility in different countries. The Triple Nexus approach, in this regard, provides a policy discourse that emphasizes the complementarity and integration of development and peace actions with humanitarian actions in addressing the roots of conflict and state fragility. The Nexus approach is suggested to be a context-specific solution driven by on-ground needs, in contrast to merely implementing pre-existing frameworks.  In […]

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CSO Critique on ADB’s Draft Energy Policy

13. August 2021 - 5:46

While ADB is taking steps in leaving its dirty energy legacy behind, its Draft Energy Policy seems to lack the steadfast commitment to forward a low-carbon and climate resilient future for the region. As the region’s most vulnerable sectors face the brunt of the climate crisis, there is a need to ensure that ADB’s Energy Policy will not further contribute to the worsening climate emergency. In this regard, the Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific […]

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Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific launches the global Reality of Aid Report 2020/2021 in the region

10. August 2021 - 10:47

For the past year, the Asia Pacific region witnessed its vulnerability to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and fragility, and the climate emergency. The global pandemic has exacerbated systemic inequalities in the region, which calls for an urgent effort to scale up development finance. Yet, the aid system falls short as resource flows stagnate, and as donor economic, political and military interests determine the disbursement of these much-needed funds.   Against this background, The […]

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Myanmar’s Civil Society Takes the Lead in Combating Covid-19

6. Juli 2021 - 9:51

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 Nyi Nyi Aung, Local Resource Centre (LRC) Just as it began planning to restore its normal state of affairs, Myanmar was unexpectedly […]

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Global South Side Event at the HLPF 2021

5. Juli 2021 - 12:10

The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health crisis with impacts on economies and sustainable development of countries, especially in the Global South. Climate change is also making its impact felt, and its effects are becoming more catastrophic every year. Climate-induced resource shortages and widespread poverty are also fueling the escalation of conflict and fragility in many parts of the world. Covid-19 has made the situation worse, making ambitious actions to tackle the recovery agenda, conflict and fragility, and the climate emergency every more urgent and critical. 

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