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New policies needed to turn around global inequality
The high level of economic inequality seen in the world today is surpassing that of nearly 100 years ago, when European colonial rule, regressive tax policies and unregulated financial activities...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 15:25
Inequality: A Wake-up call for European leaders?
The World Economic Forum gathering of the economic elite is opening in Davos this week, with the theme of the fourth industrial revolution. Davos shows Europe at its most glamorous, but for many...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 12:50
Civil society leaders issue statement to step up the fight on inequality
The joint inequality alliance statement says:The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiralling out of control. Across the world we are seeing the gap between the richest and the rest...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:12
Rights-Based Responses to Non-State Education Provision: A tentative typology and some critical reflections
The role of the private sector in education has become a very hot issue internationally and it has tended to lead to generalised and polarised statements rather than nuanced debates. Attempts...
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 13:12
New EC funded project for empowering women and youth led CSOs in Myanmar
Article by Kalika Bro-Jorgensen ActionAid has initiated a new four year project called “Strengthening a responsive, diverse and democratic civil society in Myanmar”. Funded by the European...
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 04:17
Gender sensitive value chain training: Access to market, a right everyone should enjoy
Market access is crucial to poverty alleviation, yet it remains a significant challenge in Myanmar, especially when women are concerned. ActionAid has drafted the Access to Market Handbook, which...
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:16
Food & land rights
Village Book leads to private sector school funding
Su Lu Ban village in the Dry Zone identified the construction of a primary school as the number one priority during the Village Book process.The rationale was, that the children would then not need...
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 11:15
Partner delivered popular election coverage
Article by Upendranadh Choragudi, Project Manager - Promoting Just & Democratic Governance, ActionAid Myanmar The elections of 2015 in Myanmar heralded a significant beginning of democratic...
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:01
Community-based tourism is open for business
Article by Cole Landfried ActionAid Myanmar is pleased to announce that its exciting new community-based tourism initiative is now underway. The initiative represents the culmination of years of...
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 09:56
Head of DFID: "Chin’s potential competitive advantages spring from the same well as its drawbacks”
Gavin McGillivray, Head of the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID), made a five-day visit to Chin State in December 2015, organised by ActionAid Myanmar. He spoke with...
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 08:50
Community foundation: Villages as implementing partners
ActionAid Myanmar is committed to make the communities we work with become our implementing partners. We believe this will further improve both ownership over and efficiency of our programmes. Ever...
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 07:48
Women and girls with disabilities face double discrimination in Myanmar
Article by Tawngmai N Khum - ActionAid Myanmar Myanmar’s recent democratic trajectory has ushered in change on many social, political and economic frontiers. Marking this change has been the...
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 07:42
Inequality: What’s tax got to do with it?
Tax pays for public servicesThe people from the village are drawing a map of their area. They’ve marked all the health, education and water services they use, and marked which are government provided...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:58
The Paris deal doesn't offer much comfort to those hit by climate change... yet
The Paris deal is being celebrated as a major political achievement. The celebrations were a little more muted for the millions of people who are affected by climate change. If Paris is to have any...
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 11:27
loss and damage
Women's sustainable development through the sunflower value chain: story of change
After being trained on the structure of agricultural associations in agricultural cooperatives on new cassava production techniques and obtained cuttings of that mosaic-resistant (diseases...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 14:25
stories of change