Publications

  1. The 2003 Maputo Declaration on Food and Agriculture committed signatory countries across Africa to a 10% allocation of national budgets to agriculture by 2008. To bolster the implementation of this...
  2. Out-grower schemes (often referred to as contract farming in academic and other literature) are an important component of many current public-private partnerships (PPPs) in developing countries,...
  3. Rural communities in the Bagamoyo district of Tanzania are opposing a much-lauded sugar cane plantation project planned by EcoEnergy, a Swedish-owned company that has secured a lease of over 20,000...
  4. Introduction: The programme in Kayin StateKayin is an ethnic state located in eastern Myanmar on the border of Thailand. For more than half a century after independence the state was marred by armed...
  5. This report reflects the experiences of over 3,000 women and girls living in urban communities in Brazil, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Liberia, Nepal, South Africa and Zimbabwe. While the women and girls...
  6. Standard Chartered is a UK FTSE-100 listed bank with an extensive presence across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The bank offers a wide-range of banking services in 15 African countries. It has...
  7. This background paper Democracy watchdogs: youth-driven participatory monitoring and accountability in the Post-2015 development agenda compliments ActionAid’s internal position on youth and the Post...
  8. ActionAid’s experience of strengthening youth participation across the programme cycle in seven countries, using a specialised Youth Programming Toolkit, draws upon the organisation’s long-standing...
  9. ActionAid's Young Urban Women’s (YUW) Programme addresses young women’s economic rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Using a human rights based approach to development, the...
  10. Externally designed, top down plans which are based on assumed knowledge of a community’s problems, run the risk of activities and projects being implemented that do not address the real needs of the...
  11. Context: Violence Against women and Girl in MyanmarMyanmar has embarked on a journey of transformation that is evident by the robust social, economic, political and technological reform measures it...
  12. The Danida-funded Citizens for accountability in public service financing focused on enabling the people of Myanmar to engage with the government and influence the national planning and...
  13. This year saw significant wins for marginalised people and communities who successfully pushed for public policies to promote their rights and reduce poverty and inequality.ActionAid’s way of working...
  14. In Brazil, which is the world’s biggest sugarcane producer, the federal government realized this scenario offered a great opportunity for transforming the country into the world’s biggest ethanol...
  15. Since ActionAid established a presence in Myanmar the country and its people – as well as the organisation itself – have undergone extraordinary changes. Through four stories from the field, this...
  16. A reflection of ActionAid's work in Myanmar in 2013 
  17. When the Millennium Development Goals were agreed nearly a decade and a half ago, there was a problem. Agreeing to halve poverty may have been a laudable goal, though many would have said that...
  18. Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA) is an initiative ActionAid and partners have been developing, based on the science and practices of agroecology and the recognition of people’s right...
  19. ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ is gaining increasing attention among governments, NGOs, academics, corporations and international policy spaces. As proponents attempt to use the climate negotiations at...
  20. Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA) is an initiative ActionAid and partners have been developing, based on the science and practices of agroecology and the recognition of people’s right...