The New Development Bank After the Ufa Summit

By Adhemar Mineiro, CUT/DIEESE advisor and member of REBRIP Originally posted at http://www.rebrip.org.br/noticias/o-novo-banco-de-desenvolvimento-a-partir-da-cupula-de-ufa-1a7b/ Two elements are essential to understand the developments with respect to the New Development Bank, decided upon by the BRICS in their 6th Summit in Fortaleza, and now with defined temporary directors as of the 7th Summit in Ufa, Russian Federation. The first is that, […]

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Civil Society Networks at BRICS 2015

FIRST OFFICIAL CIVIL BRICS FORUM  On June 29th – July 1st Moscow hosted the first official Civil BRICS forum in history. This remarkable event took place at the President Hotel accommodating almost 400 members of civil society throughout three days. Over 20 representatives from partner organisations of the “Empowering Civil Society Organisations’ Networks in an Unequal Multi-Polar World” […]

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The BRICS Bank: Four principles to make the New Development Bank truly new

This article was originally posted at www.bankonhumanrights.org  This week as the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) met in Ufa, Russia to launch the New Development Bank, over 40 civil society organizations and social movements from around the world sent an open letter, urging the BRICS to break with the failed development models […]

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Where is the real power within the BRICS and G20? A mapping of actors and spaces

This report is designed to support the international advocacy efforts of CSO networks by examining the policy landscape across the G20 and BRICS groupings in relation to the priority thematic areas that have been identified: 1) Food security, climate justice and sustainability; 2) Access to public services, public funding and access to health care; 3) Economic […]

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SANI – Promoting Active Citizenry to Fight Inequality in the BRICS

Most of the time we all ask this question: “What can I do about the poverty and inequality I see around me?” This short video by SANI aims at address this question and more. Even though the government has the biggest responsibility in addressing inequality in a nation, the video will help us understand how […]

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Bitter Pill: Big Pharma and the BRICS Countries

Blog post by  Oleg Kucheryavenko | Coordinator for Health Policy and Advocacy, Oxfam GB / Global Call to Action against Poverty. This article was originally posted at http://neravenstvo.com/?p=1308&lang=en Recently, there have been shortages of some medicines in the BRICS countries. HIV patients can’t get the drugs they desperately need. Why not? The reason this occurs is that pharmaceutical regulatory […]

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The Role of Civil Society in BRICS Countries

An interactive workshop on the role of civil society in BRICS countries took place May 19th in Moscow. The conference was organised by the heads of the department of public policy from the national research university “Higher School of Economics’” (HSE) Faculty of Social Sciences, as well as the international organization OXFAM. The project was realized with […]

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Civil Society Position to BRICS Health Ministers

As a coalition of civil society networks from across the BRICS, our aim is to ensure the voices of poor and marginalized people in our countries are taken into account in global policy-making processes. We encourage others—leaders and governments from BRICS nations, businesses, and think tanks—to join us in taking a stand on the issue […]

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Trends in Development of Income Inequality in the BRICS Countries

Guest Blog Post by: Viktor Sokolov Master of Public Policy, associate researcher, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) The problem of income inequality is being discussed particularly sharply during the crisis – the burden of an economic slump severely strikes low-income groups of population, reducing the possibilities to lower the inequality. In […]

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Public Health Challenges for BRICS may Impede Growth (Part II)

Guest post by Oleg Kucheryavenko | Coordinator for Health Policy & Advocacy | GCAP Russia Originally posted: http://www.globalhealthcheck.org/?p=1745 During 2014, we both had a chance to work on an exciting project of analysing inequality trends in Russia as part of Oxfam’s programme on Empowering Civil Societies in an Unequal Multipolar World (ECSM BRICSAM). Through the […]

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