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.
Areas of Engagement
Human Rights: Food for a thought not taken lightly
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.
FIAN International assessment on the State of Food Security and Nutrition (SOFI) 2017
The International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD or ‘the Conference’) was held in Monterrey in 2002. More than 50 heads of State and Government, over 200 ministers of finance, foreign affairs, development and trade, attended it. From an institutional and process perspective, FFD’s features and ambitions made it unique among conferences convened by the United Nations.
SID's quarterly journal Development Vol. 59.1/2 explores visions, strategies and proposals on Financing for Development that challenge the notion that trillions of dollars are needed to pursue sustainable development. Real progress requires something that money cannot buy: political commitment and policy change.