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You are invited to Aid Talks Webinar #3, hosted by Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific and Aid/Watch. 18 March 2021 4 PM Manila / 7 PM Sydney REGISTER HERE: Aid Talks will dive deep into how women and gender diverse peoples from the Asia Pacific region embrace, advocate and are ushering in feminist, just and rights-based solutions for lives, livelihoods and development justice. Amid the long history of women’s and gender justice struggles and movements,
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Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have long proven their significance in pushing for a rights-based, people-centered sustainable development. They have demonstrated and reaffirmed continuing dedication to their own effectiveness as development actors or partners and continuing engagement with governments and institutions to uphold long-standing commitments on effective aid and development cooperation.   However, CSOs still face challenges in pursuing their work with the global trend of shrinking civic spaces, especially in the midst of responding to
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  Myanmar Photos (above) from Ben Small and India Photos (below) from Google   Escalating attacks on peoples’ rights and on democratic rule have been sweeping Asia Pacific the past few weeks. From the months-long farmer protests in India to the military coup in Myanmar, the region saw the masses’ prowess to take ownership of the streets and assert a just and people-centered development. The Reality of Aid Network – Asia Pacific (RoA-AP) extends its
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The Reality of Aid Network – Asia Pacific (RoA-AP) welcomes 2021 with conviction and vigor, ready to power through the multiple and intensifying crises we are facing with stronger and louder assertions.   Early this year, we learned of a new variant of COVID-19, which led many national governments to review their cross-border restrictions and community quarantine policies. Other countries enforced lockdowns (again) following an increase in cases that overwhelmed hospitals and as precautionary measure
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Together with its CSO members, the Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific (RoA-AP) has officially launched its CSO Aid Observatorio, a CSO-driven database of development projects funded by bilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA) or funded through International Finance Institutions (IFIs).  The CSO Aid Observatorio’s creation arose out of the censure targeted towards IFIs, including the International Monetary Fund-World Bank (IMF-WB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Much of this pressure from
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The Pilot Workshop for the “Advancing Human Rights and Development Effectiveness: CSO Aid Observatorio Training Handbook 2020” was held virtually last 16-25 November. Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific (RoA-AP) and CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness – Asia (CPDE Asia) hosted the workshop. Members CSOs across 21 countries from all over the region attended the training. The workshop, which aims to deepen CSOs’ understanding of development cooperation, was divided into five days. Each day featured
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