Policy Recommendations for the Civil BRICS Summit 2016

The representatives of the civil society organisations (CSOs) from Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa (as well as developing nations including Mexico and Indonesia) present some of the key recommendations for the forthcoming BRICS Summit and Civil BRICS forum at Goa and New Delhi, India. This note summarises the concerns raised and expectations from […]

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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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What China Can Learn from G7′ s Failures to Improve Food Security of Poor

Blog post by  Kevin May| Manager  Oxfam’s China and the Developing World Programme This article was originally posted at: http://m.english.caixin.com/m/2015-06-04/100816139.html ¨Chinese investors should consider land rights, the involvement of rural communities and transparency issues when setting up agricultural programs abroad.¨ Leaders of the G7 will soon meet in Germany to discuss issues of common interest in economic and foreign […]

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The Workshop “Policy Impact of Civil Society in BRICS countries: Best Practices Influencing Policy-Making”

The Workshop held on the 19th May 2015 by the Public Policy Department of the Social Sciences Faculty, National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) with the support of Oxfam under the EU funded project “Empowering CSO Networks in an Unequal Multi-Polar World,¨ was of special importance for Russia because of the forthcoming […]

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Health Spending and Inequality in Emerging Economies

New research from the Empowering CSO Networks in an Unequal Multi-polar World programme compares the cases of India, China, Russia and Indonesia in terms of levels and structures of health spending, and the impact on inequality in each of these countries. The report finds that in order to reduce inequality and improve the overall quality […]

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Sustainable agriculture in China: then and now

Blog post by Seth Cook (seth.cook@iied.org)  | Senior Researcher in IIED’s China and Agroecology Teams This article was originally posted at http://www.iied.org/ China´s food production processes are facing major environmental challenges that are not only specific to china alone but the world at large. In this article the writer notes that, by China adopting sustainable agricultural practices it […]

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Peer-to-Peer Experience: From Brazil to China (Part II)

Guest post by Graciela Rodriguez| Representative of REBRIP   When you see, in many cities, the incredible number of vacant buildings built by private companies with the strong support of government credits and subsidies (for example, in Beijing, official data says that the vacancy rate is 30 percent, and it is possible to see that many […]

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Peer-to-Peer Experience: From Brazil to China (Part I)

Guest post by Graciela Rodriguez| Representative of REBRIP Between November 4 and 10, 2014, at the invitation of GCAP China (Global Call to Action against Poverty and Inequalities – China), Graciela Rodriguez was in Beijing and Wuhan. Check out her impressions of the visit. This is the first of two posts  on Graciela´s Experience in […]

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Indonesian reflections on civil society in China

Guest blogger Nikmah, Project Officer at International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), reflects on her recent exchange visit to China Before departing for China or Tiongkok as we Indonesians would call it, I tried to imagine what the country would be like, how do the people lead their lives and what is the situation […]

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Civil Society from the Global South calls on G20 leaders to address Unequal Food Systems

Civil society networks from Mexico, Indonesia, China, South Africa and Russia leading the ECSN BRICSAM programme ´s work on inequality and food have presented a position paper to the G20 Development Working Group calling for G20 leaders to build more equitable and sustainable food systems. This group of CSO networks believes that the G20 needs to address issues related […]

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