At the Front Seat of Fragility: How the ADB exposes Asia Pacific to the same risks and inequalities in their approach to recovery

At the Front Seat of Fragility: How the ADB exposes Asia Pacific to the same risks and inequalities in their approach to recovery

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is one of the major contributors of development finance in Asia Pacific. This places ADB in a powerful position to influence development policies and practices of countries in the region. Its status as the leading development investor,...
On the 2020 ODA Data: Extraordinary times, underwhelming response

On the 2020 ODA Data: Extraordinary times, underwhelming response

The recently published preliminary ODA data of 2020 show that aid spending by DAC members totaled 161.2 billion USD which constitutes a 3.5% increase in real terms.[1] But while this increase is a welcome development, it is by all measures marginal compared to the...
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...
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