Indonesia, the G20 and the Middle-Income Trap

The front cover of the February 2014 edition of The Economist under the heading “The parable of Argentina – what other countries can learn from a century of decline” depicts how Argentina made its way into the list of the world’s ten richest countries after Australia, United Kingdom and United States. The economic situation for […]

CONTINUE READING

How responsive is the G20 to inequality?

A note on the relevance of G20 and its policy agenda, focusing on issues of inequality.  Authored by our civil society partner  in India, the Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA). Against the backdrop of a changing international economic order in the 1990s, the Group of Eight countries (the G-8) announced the birth of G20. […]

CONTINUE READING

Moving away from a resource-based economy: Reflections from the Moscow Economic Forum

Today’s guest bloggers Victoria Stetsko from Oxfam Russia and Oleg Kucheryavenko from GCAP Russia, report on the annual Moscow Economic Forum that took place from March 26-27, 2014.  This year’s discussion at the Moscow Economic Forum (MEF) was devoted to the non-resource based future of Russia and the re-industrialization process. In other words, finding an alternative […]

CONTINUE READING

A Multi-Sector Analysis of Inequality in China

A Multi-Sector Analysis of Inequality in China “GCAP-China Advocacy Capability Workshop” A Multi-Sector Analysis of Inequality in China “GCAP-China Advocacy Capability Workshop” When: mid-May Where: Chengdu, Sichuan, China “There is no such thing as a single issue struggle because we do not live single issue lives” — Audre Lorde  Inequality is a complex issue affecting […]

CONTINUE READING

Promoting Equity and Socio-Environmental Justice in BRICS Seminar

‘Promoting equity and socio-environmental justice in BRICS’ Seminar  The Scorial Hotel, Rua Bento Lisboa, 155-Largo do Machado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 28 – 30, 2014 With funding from the EC, REBRIP and ABONG will convene a global meeting of civil society organizations and social movements from BRICS countries to discuss the role of the […]

CONTINUE READING

Tackling the wealth gap in Indonesia

For the last 10 years, poverty reduction has been considered one of the most pertinent issues in Indonesia’s development policies. This is in line with the commitment to fulfill the Millennium Development Goals, which aim to halve the number of people living on less than US$1 a day, according to the UNDP. In its 2011 […]

CONTINUE READING

India elections: How can a new government close the inequality gap?

Taxes: Change a Structure that Spares the Rich and Burdens the Poor Decades of rapid economic growth have tremendously benefited to a few, while a majority of Indians have hardly benefited. As India goes to the polls, it is time to ensure that resources required to create a level ground are equitably raised. It is […]

CONTINUE READING

Public Services: A Weapon Against Inequality

‘Working for the Many: Public Services fight Inequality’, Oxfam’s most recent research on extreme global inequality in income and wealth, makes the case for the importance of investing in public services like health and education in the fight against poverty. According to the paper, ‘public services mitigate the impact of skewed income distribution, and redistribute by putting […]

CONTINUE READING

EJN convenes an Advocacy Strategy Workshop

The advent of the first democratic elections in 1994 and the passing of a new non-discriminatory constitution ushered in a modern South Africa, open to new possibilities that could improve the lives of its people. The country was set on a path towards human, social, political and economic development with the hope that many historic […]

CONTINUE READING

About ECSN-BRICSAM

In recent years the world has changed rapidly, with the rise of the emerging powers, in particular the BRICSAM countries ‐ Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China, South Africa and Mexico. The ability of these countries to help deliver, influence or block on issues of global importance, such as poverty, inequality and climate change is increasing. Recognizing the value […]

CONTINUE READING
Welcome to the CSNBRICSAM BackEnd
Please Enter your Username and Password