Contents with tag: PPPs
In September of this year, Heads of States and Governments will gather at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City to agree on a new set of “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) and a “global plan of action for people, planet and prosperity”. The latest draft of this declaration which promises to “transform our world” by 2030 and ensure that “no one will be left behind” in the process has just been released today.
Transcripts of the intervention made by Mr. Paul Quintos and Miss Tessa Khan of the Asia Pacific Women on Law and Development (APWLD) at the Interactive Stakeholder Dialogue at the Joint Financing for Development and Post-2015 Processes.
Workshop by Alliance Sud, the Arab NGO Network for Development, Social Watch and IBON International at the World Social Forum Tunis 2015
Wednesday 25th March, 8 :30 – 11 :00
Room I 210 – I 211, Bloc Informatique, Faculté de Sciences
The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) held an outreach event on April 3-4, 2014 on the role of private sector in sustainable development financing and the opportunities in creating new partnerships. In one of its sessions about innovative initiatives and best practices, IBON International representative Jennifer Del Rosario, delivered a statement.
The 2nd Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Finance was held in New York City last March 3, 2014. In its session, IBON International's representative Paul Quintos delivered his remarks during the event.
Asia has achieved remarkable economic growth, but is leaving hundreds of millions still mired in poverty, thus causing a widening gap between rich and poor and undermining the basis of growth itself. The Asian Development Bank is moving to address this worsening poverty and inequality through its core agenda "Development through Empowerment." Underlying this agenda, however, remains the ADB's market fundamentalism and a spin on "good governance" that remains anchored on private sector dominance, and which perpetuates the same policy imperatives that violate the basic human rights of poor people in the region.
With the World Bank’s rhetoric shifting to public-private partnerships (PPPs), we ask, is the partnership in PPPs a “meeting of equals,” or is there an imbalance that allows the other party to manipulate the relationship?