Sie sind hier

Reality of Aid

Newsfeed Reality of Aid abonnieren
A Pre-eminent Southern-led North/South on Reforming Aid Policies and Practices
Aktualisiert: vor 2 Tage 7 Stunden

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 […]

The post Cancelling Debt in Asia Pacific: Tackling the COVID-19 Health and Economic Crisis appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

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 […]

The post AID TALKS Webinar | Cancel Debt in Asia Pacific appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

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 […]

The post We are left behind – APFSD tackles accelerating progress on Agenda 2030 amid regressing development gains, fighting COVID-19 appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

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. […]

The post Aid, Coherence, and (Triangular) Cooperation in the context of Conflict, Fragility and the Climate Emergency | RoA Report 2020 Theme Statement appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

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 […]

The post International Financial Institutions: Financing Dependency Through Neoliberalism appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

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, […]

The post On the 2019 ODA data: Donors must meet both aid quantity and quality amid the Covid-19 pandemic appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

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 […]

The post Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank: Paradigm Shift or Rehashing Corporate-led Development? appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

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 […]

The post The Fragile Case of COVID 19: How the outbreak exacerbates living conditions in conflict-affected, fragile states appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

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 […]

The post AID TALKS Webinar | The Fragile Case of COVID 19 appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

Al responder a la pandemia de COVID-19, debemos construir solidaridad y prestar especial atención a los más rezagados

30. März 2020 - 8:28

La Red de Realidad de la Ayuda expresa su más profunda solidaridad con todos los pueblos de todo el mundo que se enfrentan a la pandemia de la enfermedad por coronavirus de 2019 (COVID-19). La Red también expresa su sincero agradecimiento a todos los que están en primera línea, en particular a los trabajadores y profesionales del sector de la salud. COVID-19, declarado por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) el 11 de marzo […]

The post Al responder a la pandemia de COVID-19, debemos construir solidaridad y prestar especial atención a los más rezagados appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must build solidarity and pay special attention to those farthest behind

30. März 2020 - 8:28

The Reality of Aid Network expresses its deepest solidarity with all peoples from across the world braving the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Network also expresses its heartfelt gratitude to all those in the frontlines, particularly workers and professionals in the health sector. COVID-19, declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11th a pandemic, has now infected almost half a million and killed more than twenty thousand people worldwide. The global community […]

The post In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must build solidarity and pay special attention to those farthest behind appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific urges governments to hear peoples’ demands and protect their rights

20. März 2020 - 7:10

The world is in a state of calamity. From Asia Pacific to the Americas; from Europe to Africa, the COVID-19 pandemic shook national governments to respond abruptly and proactively. In response to the hourly escalation of cases, national governments implemented drastic measures in the attempt to contain the spread of the virus. Governments with well-planned measures such as South Korea, Singapore, and Cuba were able to achieve this overtime, but this is not the case […]

The post Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific urges governments to hear peoples’ demands and protect their rights appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english

Increasing Conflict and Fragility, Decreasing ODA

13. März 2020 - 4:40

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), through its 2019 Development Cooperation Report, urges donor governments and their relevant agencies to change the course and action in development cooperation on three fronts: 1) modernise the narrative, 2) re-tool to be fit for purpose, and 3) team up with diverse actors to promote coherence. In the same report, the OECD laid out recommendations on how donor governments can “re-shape” their strategies in advancing development cooperation. […]

The post Increasing Conflict and Fragility, Decreasing ODA appeared first on Reality of Aid.

Kategorien: english