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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
Agenda 2030, Development Effectiveness, Events and Meetings, RoA Asia Pacific, United Nations
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
Development Finance, Events and Meetings, International Finance Institutions, News, Uncategorized
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, IBON
Development Finance, Events and Meetings, International Finance Institutions, News
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 Launch,
CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, Development Cooperation, Development Effectiveness, Events and Meetings, Regional Meeting, RoA Asia Pacific
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 capacities
Development Cooperation, Development Effectiveness, RoA Asia Pacific
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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
Development Cooperation, Highlights, News, ODA, RoA Asia Pacific

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