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DEVELOPMENT AID WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS?

April 30, 2019

by Ivan Phell Enrile, Policy Officer APRN (first published by SLUG Nettverk for rettferdig gjeldspolitikk (Debt Justice Norway)) In the last fifteen years, the world has seen China’s impressive rise as a major player in the international development finance. In such a short period, China has transformed from being an aid recipient to a net […]

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The APRN Newsletter for the 1st Quarter is out

April 26, 2019

On this issue: Development Aid With Chinese Characteristics? Activists, CSOs bolster call to reject RCEP in Bali negotiations APRN Pushes for Effective Development Cooperation Amidst Shrinking Spaces for CSOs Goals vs Realities: Looking back at the Peoples’ Forum & APFSD 2019 Quo Vadis Goal 16? A people’s review of the state of peace, justice, and […]

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Quo Vadis Goal 16? Civil society reviews the state of peace, justice, and inclusion in Asia Pacific

April 15, 2019

Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), in partnership with Asia Pacific Regional Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM), held the panel discussion titled “Quo Vadis Goal 16?” at the Asia Pacific People’s Forum on Sustainable Development 2019 (APPFSD) on March 25 in Bangkok. Thirty five (35) participants from regional and national CSOs, people’s organizations, UN agencies and […]

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Activists, CSOs bolster call to reject RCEP in Bali negotiations

February 25, 2019

Carrying placards calling for the rejection of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), activists managed to slip past the tight security of Nusa Dua Complex in Bali, Indonesia to conduct a protest in front of the Bali International Convention Center where the RCEP Trade Negotiating Committee is holding its 25th negotiation round. Joining the […]

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Latest issue of the APRN Newsletter is out

December 19, 2018

Our newsletter for the 4th quarter of 2018 is out! Read on this issue reflections on the recently held People’s Global Conference Against IMF-World Bank, a look back into APRN’s 20 years of work in championing people-centered research, and download links to recently released publications. Download your free copy here!

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Briefer: Mega-FTAs and its implications on Asian Workers

July 17, 2018

“The consequences of mega-FTAs on trade, labor and employment is much shown in many developing countries where, in order to maintain competitiveness, must adhere to “lowest common denominator rules” rather than meeting the highest possible standards. Recent developments in trade liberalization have permitted monopoly capitalists to dictate the cheapest value of labor and other production facilities, thereby disregarding decent standards, to accumulate bigger profit.”

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APRN Newsletter January-June 2018

July 10, 2018

The APRN Newsletter for the 1st half of 2018 is now available! On this issue we covered activities during the 2018 APFSD, the 51st ADB Governor’s Meeting, statements on the ISDS, the crackdown on activists in India, and the terrorist proscription of Filipino civil society leaders, and other network updates. Download your copy here.

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RCEP: India must uphold peoples’ rights and welfare

After 22 negotiation rounds and several missed deadlines, the 10 ASEAN countries and their 6 free trade partners will meet again in July 2018 to try and move forward the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. While India’s hard stance on certain issues like tariff reduction has been a big factor in slowing down the past […]

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