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Investment in Southeast Asia: From IFIs to BRI: Page 3 of 3

Posted on 16 September 2019

back the power from corporate capture.

If there is a “private sector” to support, it should be our small farmers and producers, and our informal workers. This should be part of a larger assertion that people’s voices and rights should be the first consideration in any investment or development paradigm. We need to strengthen communities and people’s organisations who are already saying that they should have primary influence in determining development and economic decision-making. We, the people of Southeast Asia, are not for sale. ###


[i]UNConference on Trade and Development. 2019. “World Investment Report 2019: Special Economic Zones.” https://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=2460

[ii]Ibid.

[iii]Kohler, Pierre and Francis Cripps. 2018. “Do Trade and Investment (Agreements) Foster Development or Inequality?” Global Development and Environment Institute, Working Paper No. 18-03. http:// www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/pubs/wp/18-03_ KohlerCripps_TIAsAndInequality.pdf

[iv]UN Conference on Trade and Development. 2019. “State of Commodity Dependence 2019.” https://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=2439.

[v]IBON International. 2018. “International Situation 2018: Simmering crisis, rising inequalities amid corporate concentration.” http://www.iboninternational.org/I3D/Intl-Situation-2018-Crisis-inequali...

[vi]Kohler, Pierre and Francis Cripps. 2018. “Do Trade and Investment (Agreements) Foster Development or Inequality?”

[vii]UN Conference on Trade and Development. 2019. “World Investment Report 2019: Special Economic Zones.”

[viii]ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2019. Plenary, Day 1.

[ix]IBON International. 2019. “The Belt and Road Initiative: A new road or a dead-end for peoples' development?” http://www.iboninternational.org/policy-briefs/BRI-new-road-dead-end

[x]UN Conference on Trade and Development. 2019. “World Investment Report 2019: Special Economic Zones.”

 

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