Publications

  1. This year we kept the spotlight on women’s rights in all our work. This included supporting women and indigenous groups to strengthen their control over land and natural resources by lobbying for...
  2. Malawi, the poorest country in the world, has lost out on US$43 million in revenue over the last six years, from a single company – the Australian mining company Paladin. The money has been lost...
  3. 2014: A YEAR OF BUILDING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS2014 was a year dedicated to building and consolidating partnerships at all levels in order to deepen and broaden our outreach further. We were...
  4. United Nations (UN) climate negotiations must urgently and equitably address climate change, and lead to rapid cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases if our planet is to have any hope of stabilising...
  5. Ten African countries have signed up to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition – the G8 countries’ main strategy for supporting agriculture in Africa that was launched in 2012. As the New...
  6. Over the past 15 years, tens of millions of hectares of land have been acquired by large investors in developing countries. The Land Matrix documented 1,037 transnational land deals covering 37,842,...
  7. Launches 9.00am on 11 May 2015 at MetaHouse, Phnom Penh.[For Khmer summary, click here]In 2008, three sugar companies were awarded nearly 20,000 hectares of Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) in Oddar...
  8. The new European Commission, led by President Jean-Claude Juncker, has made the fightagainst global warming one of the EU’s key priorities. Two central pillars of European actionon climate change are...
  9. In 2014, after unprecedented destruction and suffering in Gaza, international donors pledged $3.5bn and a change in approach. Six months later, reconstruction and recovery have barely begun, there...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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,...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Five years after the earthquake, a new report from international aid agency ActionAid reveals how a US-backed industrial park, paid for with disaster relief funding, has evicted food-producing...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...