Widening Divides as a Mechanism for Recovery — APFSD forwards a regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic that may only exacerbate inequalities

Widening Divides as a Mechanism for Recovery — APFSD forwards a regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic that may only exacerbate inequalities

Last March 23 to 26, the 8th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) was held virtually by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). The forum serves to bring together representatives from multilateral...
Risks Abound, Issues Unaddressed in Global COVID Response and Recovery

Risks Abound, Issues Unaddressed in Global COVID Response and Recovery

Reality of Aid Network Statement on the OECD Development Cooperation Report 2020 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) annual report on development cooperation for 2020 takes stock of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and proposes...
Paradigm Shift or Rehashing Corporate-led Development: Unpacking the role of AIIB and NDB in financing development in Asia

Paradigm Shift or Rehashing Corporate-led Development: Unpacking the role of AIIB and NDB in financing development in Asia

With the rising development aggression among rural communities, ballooning national debt of developing countries, and countless violations of peoples’ rights, it is imperative to review the frameworks of new, Southern-led international financial institutions (IFIs)...