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Rising inequality must be addressed in ADB’s 2030 strategy – Oxfam

May 11th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

6 May 2017 – As the Asian Development Bank marks its 50th year, international development organization Oxfam urged the Bank to put the fight against rising inequality central to their future strategy and plans. Following Oxfam’s global report that showed that eight people own the same wealth as the poorest 50 half of the world, the international NGO shined the spotlight on inequality in Asia in a panel during the recently concluded Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors held in Yokohama, Japan.

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Uncertainties for Myanmar’s coastal farmers: the birth of a Special Economic Zone in Kyauk Phyu

November 22nd, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Written by John Chettleborough, Head of Agricultural Markets and Enterprise Unit, GRAISEA 

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Gender Action Learning inspires Oxfam’s partners to rethink about “Gender”

July 20th, 2016 Posted in Cambodia, Vietnam/Việt Nam, Women empowerment, Women's Rights | No Comments »

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From Bangkok to Dhaka: My Journey to Create Impact at Scale

July 9th, 2016 Posted in Asia, Bangladesh, Change, food security, Gender Equality | No Comments »

Entrepreneurship development and empowerment are complementary to each other particularly in the gender context in which women involvement is involved. In Bangladesh where I come from, there is a growing class of women entrepreneurs who are taking the challenge to work in the male-dominated, competitive and complex economic and business environment and thereby contributing to the country’s economic growth.

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Barpak Conference 2016: “We feel you have come here to help us move forward”

May 30th, 2016 Posted in Humanitarian, Nepal | No Comments »

Written by Prasen Khati

“This is the first national conference organised in our village. We feel you have come to share our grief and help us move forward. We so much appreciate you coming here.”

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Nepal, One Year On

April 25th, 2016 Posted in Asia, Humanitarian, Land rights, Nepal | No Comments »

Millions still displaced or in temporary shelters, most vulnerable people risk exclusion from earthquake recovery

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Unlocking women’s potential from the grassroots up

April 15th, 2016 Posted in Gender Equality, Nepal, Pakistan, Women's Rights | No Comments »

By Lorina Sthapit and Mona Mehta

What will these village women do or say in such a high level conference? Look at their photos[on visa application], it doesn’t look like they will understand anything, let alone contribute.” – Anonymous government official

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My First Step to Innovation

March 2nd, 2016 Posted in Asia, Philippines | 8 Comments »

“Not being creative and innovative enough” was a resounding response when we were asked about our worries as participants to the five-day workshop on innovation dubbed as Impact@Scale.

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