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As member and co-faciliatator of the coordination group of the Civil Society Financing for Developemnt Group, SID has contributed to the side events below organized collectively by the Civil Society FfD Group (including the Women’s Working Group on FfD) at the FFD Forum 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Conference Room

Tackling Illicit Financial Flows: Time to Drop False Solutions and Embrace real Change

A new report unveils how corporations and governments are actively pushing for commercial seeds in West Africa having profound implications on people’s diets and rights.

Last October, more than 150 organisations signed a PPP Global Campaign Manifesto, expressing our alarm at the increasing use of PPPs to deliver infrastructure projects and public services around the world, and in particular the World Bank’s role in promoting these contracts. Our combined evidence shows that the experience of PPPs has been negative, and few PPPs have delivered results in the public interest.

The 15 September marks the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The implosion of Lehman was the first major milestone of the North Atlantic financial crises, which also spilled over to the global south. Hundreds of millions of citizens were ultimately affected.

Human Rights: Food for a thought not taken lightly

Human Rights Reader 443 by Claudio Shouftan, Saigon Vietnam.  

APPLYING THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK IS NOT ‘A’ DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVE; IT IS ‘THE’ ROAD TO AN ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. (PHM Latin America)

Press Release, Luxembourg, 20 March 2018, Eurodad | EU co-financed Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) cannot be regarded as an economically viable option for delivering public infrastructure, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The PPPs audited suffered from widespread shortcomings and limited benefits, resulting in €1.5 billion of inefficient and ineffective spending.

by Stefano Prato | Livestock systems generate key challenges in the intersection of livelihoods, health and environmental concerns. Under the forces of globalization, sustainable mixed crops-livestock food farming systems are increasingly being transformed into specialized and distinct intensive industrial systems of livestock production and crop production, driving or aggravating multiple intertwined crises. The CFS endorsed a set of policy recommendations to helps countries tackle these challenges, though the agenda remains unfinished.

Brussels/Washington DC, October 11 2017. A new campaign aimed at reversing the dangerous rush to promote expensive and high-risk public-private partnerships (PPPs) was launched on October 11 by civil society organisations from all over the globe. 

The campaign’s manifesto - launched during the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Washington DC - demands that western governments, the World Bank and other development banks stop prioritising PPPs over traditional public borrowing to finance social and economic infrastructure and services. 

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