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Power, Poverty, Gender and Injustice: The local impact of inequality
Much of the recent debate on inequality has focused on the big picture of how a few individuals (62, in Oxfam’s January paper) have the same wealth as half the world’s population. As usefully...
Aftab Alam Khan
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 15:07
Food & land rights
Community University of Myanmar's Dry Zone
Blue skies.A large dam surrounded by a lush forest. Traditional huts made from bamboo and toddy palm word. An organic vegetable garden with ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs.This was the scene yesterday...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 13:08
New EC proposals on tax avoidance fall seriously short
The European Commission’s new proposals for legislation against corporate tax avoidance, released today, are meant to curb the egregious tax dodging by big companies that has caused scandal across...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 17:09
RMIT University Students Participates in the First Official Community University Course in Myanmar's Dry Zone
Today. History in the making. 19 students from RMIT University in Australia are participating in the first official Community University course facilitated by ActionAid Myanmar.[ibimage==32775==...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 05:19
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