CSO Development Effectiveness: Summary of case studies

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CSO Development Effectiveness traces its roots from the idea of aid effectiveness. The latter is about donors’ conversation on how to harmonize aid in many countries. Donors defined aid effectiveness in terms of ownership, accountability, management for development results, and harmonization. This paradigm was challenged by many CSOs specifically on the point of ownership of […]

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[PRT Video 1] People’s research and its role in people’s struggles

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Where does the idea of people’s research come from? For sure, it did not fall from the sky! The idea of people’s research emerged from social practice, summarized and synthesized in theoretical knowledge, and again put into practice. This video discusses several concepts that contributed to the evolution of people’s research, ideas that have been […]

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[FROM APEC TO IPEF] Ravaging the Global South

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This webinar features discussion on free trade and neoliberal globalization, with APEC as one example of multilateral agreements that have destroyed economies of the South to buoy the rich economies of the North (e.g. US) and swell the profits of the TNCs. A stark historical outlook will be tackled by tracing various free trade agreements […]

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[India] Rise of fascist regimes in the Asia Pacific

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The 2014 ascent to power of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) through its ideologue Narendra Modi saw the rise of a revitalized Hindu nationalist movement in India. Through the “Hindutva” principle, Hindu militants under the banner of the BJP have gained ground in reshaping the country’s politics. This also facilitated the persecution of Muslims and […]

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US military presence in the Asia Pacific

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The United States continues to be the world’s top military spender. It spent USD 877 billion in 2022, surpassing the military expenditures of the succeeding ten countries combined (SIPRI, 2022). The billions of dollars are spent on producing war materiel, investing in military research and technology, and maintaining its military presence outside American soil. Currently, […]

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The power play: Unraveling US military agreements in the Asia Pacific

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How is this unequal relationship maintained? More importantly, how is NATO an irreplaceable component of US foreign policy and military supremacy over its spheres of influence? Why do we say that US imperialism would not exist without NATO and that NATO only exists as a vehicle for US imperialism in Europe and around the world?

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The world’s richest versus labor situation

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While billions of working people are plunged into poverty and instability, the super-rich and financial oligarchs continue to rake in fortune. According to Forbes, the top 5 world’s richest are Bernard Arnault of Louis Vuitton, who amassed $11 billion more in a month and is now the richest man worth 236.7 billion dollars, Elon Musk […]

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[WEBINAR] On the nature and character of the Group of Seven (G7)

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This online forum discussed the history and character of the G7 and testimonials from the impacted people. Date and Time:April 15, 2023, 2200 Tokyo / 1000 Buenos Aires/ 1300 SenegalREGISTER NOW: shorturl.at/uEMRV This event is presented by:Asia Pacific Research Network – APRNILPS Asia PacificInternational Migrants Alliance – IMAInternational Peoples’ Front – IPFWORKINS

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[WEBINAR] WFF infosession on informal and platform workers in Asia and the Pacific

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Platform workers and the informal economy have become inextricable issues, especially in developing nations. The supply chain of goods and services, as well as transport and mobility, rely heavily on platform workers generally found in the informal sector. Thus, it is essential to discuss the role of platform workers in achieving development goals, especially under […]

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The implication of  European Union Deforestation-free products Regulation (EUDR) to Indonesia’s deforestation rate

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The world’s third largest economic power, namely the European Union, hit the world again with the approval of the European Union Deforestation-free products Regulation (EUDR) on 6 December 2022. Through this Regulation (EUDR), the issue of the importance of addressing deforestation as the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture, forestry, and other […]

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[WEBINAR] WFF infosession on women workers in Asia and the Pacific

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This 2023, the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) launches its “Workers, Forge the Future!” campaign in light of the worsening state of the economy across the world, especially in Asia and the Pacific region. This campaign aims to highlight how the workers’ movement plays a crucial role in building the future the people want from […]

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International Human Rights Day 2022

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Today is #InternationalHumanRightsDay. APRN salutes the rights defenders, activists, and development workers who risk their lives for the advancement of #PeopleRights. It is an honor to work with farmers, workers, migrants, and other grassroots organizations. They continue to be on the frontlines in the fight against neoliberalism, fascism and repression. #IHRD2022 #HumanRights

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[WEBINAR] End cyber violence against women and children

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TODAY is Int’l Day for the Elimination of #Violence against Women🦸🏽‍♀️💜📢💜🦸🏿‍♀️ Join us in a discussion to End #CyberViolence Against #Women and #Children. #VAW #VAWC

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[AUDIO] What to expect in the COP27 high level meetings — with Ajay Jha of Cecoedecon

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Ajay Jha of Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights and Values (PAIRVI) and APRN Board of Covenors Member talks about what to expect in the ongoing #COP27 high level meetings. #ClimateJustice #LossAndDamage #EndClimateImperialism #ClimateAction

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On IUUF and WTO elimination of subsidies

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Primer on WTO fisheries subsidies is now available online. Score your free copy now! You can also watch the replay of WTO Fishing in Troubled Waters webinar here: https://www.facebook.com/APRNet/videos/6057095697741676 This publication is proudly presented by Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), Pamalakaya – Philippines, and People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS).

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[WEBINAR] WTO fishing in troubled waters

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The global fishing industry has grown exponentially in the past decades. But just like other industries that have grown under “globalization”, it is dominated by transnational corporations, multilateral institutions, and trade blocs such as the WTO, EU, OECD, and TPPA that are hell-bent on imposing trade-related measures in their crusade against IUUF and overfishing. Measures […]

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[Philippines] Rise of fascist regimes in Asia Pacific

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Updated: September 2023 In the last decades, Asia Pacific is witness to a growing number of closed autocratic regimes. First featured in our Rise of Fascist Regimes series is the Philippines. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., son of the ousted dictator Marcos, became president through an election defined by gross deception campaigns and marred with anomalies, […]

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[WEBINAR] People’s fightback on debt crisis and stagflation in Asia Pacific

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The Asia-Pacific is facing the worst economic crisis since the 1980’s: the debt crisis, stagnant economy, and high inflation in basic commodities. But this crisis generates resistance among the working people across the region, even in the face of fascist regimes.

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[WEBINAR] The Perfect Storm: Debt Crisis, Stagflation, and People’s Fightback

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The Global South is now facing a new danger: the deadly concoction of Debt, stagnant growth and inflation. The burden of the pandemic on the working people is now more than ever as prices of basic commodities continue to skyrocket, and economic collapse is already upon some countries. We invite you to join The Perfect […]

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[LIVE VIDEO] People Against Imperialist Wars Press Conference

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The Asia-Pacific peoples are making a stand for peace. They are saying no to all wars of aggression and conflicts as outright and covert maneuvers of superpowers escalate in the region. The aggressive creation of military and political alliances such as QUAD, AUKUS, and the reinvigorated Indo-Pacific Shift pose threats to stability in the region. […]

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NATO: Imperialist War Machine

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How is this unequal relationship maintained? More importantly, how is NATO an irreplaceable component of US foreign policy and military supremacy over its spheres of influence? Why do we say that US imperialism would not exist without NATO and that NATO only exists as a vehicle for US imperialism in Europe and around the world?

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US’ intensified pivot to Asia a threat to peace, hastens the possibility of outright war

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It is common knowledge that the United States has unapologetically been involving itself in the affairs of other nations. Their pervasive pursuit tIt is common knowledge that the United States has unapologetically been involving itself in the affairs of other nations. Their pervasive pursuit to secure their national interests has historically proven to be costly […]

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Profit in the time of pandemic: How Big Pharma benefitted from the COVID-19 crisis, and why the TRIPS agreement should be scrapped

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The world is in dire need of vaccines. Close to two years into the coronavirus crisis, the global death toll has reached 5 million. Deaths are feared to be higher than recorded. Despite expedited development of vaccines for COVID-19, access to them remains limited, especially for low and middle-income countries. The monopoly of big pharmaceutical […]

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APRN Research Conference 2019 compendium

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The Research Conference 2019 compendium is finally available! The People’s Resistance in a Multipolar World: Research Case Studies on Militarization and Conflicts in Asia Pacific is a compilation of studies made by People’s Organizations across the region. It has two main sections: (a) geopolitical & geo-economic dimensions of a multipolar world, and; (b) people’s resistance […]

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