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

Thursday, 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 ...

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

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

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

Hunger clings to South Asia

Friday, June 12th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The huge, warm Dhaka University Hall is packed and vibrant with over a thousand guests from across South Asia on May 30. Bangladesh Prime Minister Hon’ble Sheikh Hasina MP herself just opened the regional conference.  A prominent government leader, her ...

Courageous blacksmith woman on her own footing

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Umerkot District, Pakistan _ Ameena Samoon lives in Wali Mohammed Rind Village,  Sindh province. She belongs to a family which holds 16-acre land. They grow wheat, chilli, maize, pearl mullet, mullet, cotton, oilseeds, sunflower and variety of seasonal vegetables. Women ...

A Story of Zarina Charan

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Posted in Change, community rights, food security, Gender Equality, Pakistan, Uamdao Ben Noikorn, Uncategorized, Women's Rights | No Comments »

Sindh, Pakistan _  Zarina Charan was looking optimistic to live a full, secure life. The Pakistani lady from Nihal Charan Village was planning to grow grains and fodder crops instead of cash crops, rationalizing that buying food items from market ...

Stakeholders Commit to Combat Inequality and to Even It Up

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Oxfam’s Even It Up campaign in Asia wants to motivate and drive multiple stakeholders to embrace and act on the issue of inequality. In the lead up to the launch, Oxfam approached various people and groups and encouraged them to ...

Asia at a Crossroads on Inequality

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 Posted in Change, Gender Equality, Inequality, Uncategorized | No Comments »

The big news in Asia this week has been the visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. In both countries, he was welcomed by millions of people who heard him speak about truth, reconciliation, concern for the ...

Kathmandu Declaration of the South Asia Regional Policy Forum on 18th SAARC Summit

Friday, November 28th, 2014 Posted in Bangladesh, Climate change adaptation, community rights, Disaster Risk Reduction, food security, Gender Equality, India, Inequality, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uncategorized | No Comments »

  Kathmandu Declaration of the South Asia Regional Policy Forum on 18th SAARC Summit