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Sameer Dossani

Sameer Dossani has been working on issues of debt, development, human rights and the international financial institutions for over 10 years, including as Executive Director of 50 Years Is Enough: U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice. Sameer is ActionAid’s expert on the ‘BRICS’, including Brazil, Russia, India and China.  He has been working on international economic justice issues for over 10 years, including leading the international network on accountability of the Asian Development Bank and the U.S. Network for Economic Justice. 

Latest blogs

Prashad’s long but gripping telling of post-colonial history is a must-read for those who would better understand – and reclaim – the struggles for just and equitable global power relations.The...
The Poorer Nations - Front Cover
This week sees world leaders gather in New York for their annual UN summit, with fighting poverty high on the agendaDevelopment takes a back seat to political posturing at these events. But leaders...
Another gathering of world leaders has come and gone and people around the world are left wondering if there’s anything to show for it.While headlines were dominated by the possibility of US-led...
Almost five years to the day since the collapse of international investment bank Bear Stearns, G20 leaders are holding their annual summit to discuss the state of the world’s economy. This time in St...
Last week, the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) released its final report. Co-chaired by the Heads of Government of Indonesia, Liberia, and the United Kingdom, the report is...
Though Margaret Thatcher is no longer among the living, her ideology lives on. That ideology – known today as neoliberalism, or “free market fundamentalism” in a phrase coined by George Soros – is...
This week leaders from the five BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have been meeting in Durban to discuss what is next for this group of new global powers.Compared with...
Over the last week I've been blogging about civil society strategies on the G20 and some of the key issues that the G20 is taking up.In this post I try to draw some conclusions about the way the G20...
I’m blogging on how civil society might strategically engage with the G20. Here are two areas in which the G20 could take a significant step forward towards ending poverty and ensuring economic...
Since the financial crisis of 2007-08, the G20 has emerged as the world’s major economic decision-making body, to a large extent replacing the G8 which only represents countries in Europe, North...