PTF Celebrates the International Day of Democracy

PTF Celebrates the International Day of Democracy Supports youth in demanding good governance, transparency, and the rule of law in developing democracies Image by Youth for Social Development Over the past 14 years, the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) has supported civil society activists in developing democracies working to engage …

PTF Releases 2013 Annual Report

PTF Releases 2013 Annual Report Key activities and achievements in 2013 featured, highlighting the incubation of innovative solutions, scale-up of successful approaches, and sharing of lessons learned The Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) advances innovative citizen-led approaches to improve governance, increase transparency, promote the rule of law and reduce corruption in …

The BRICS nations are going to have their own bank. They say it’s going to be nothing like the World Bank. But don’t bank on it.

https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/john-weeks/brics-bank The BRICS bank The BRICS nations are going to have their own bank. They say it’s going to be nothing like the World Bank. But don’t bank on it. John Weeks , July 15, 2014 For many years, various officials of governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America have …

Focus on the Global South Newsletter: World Trade Organization’s free trade jeopardized people’s rights

In this edition of Focus on the Global South Newsletter, we revisit the Asian Development Bank’s role in the ‘privatization’ of Asia and how the World Trade Organization’s free trade and investment policies have jeopardized people’s rights and the environment.  Through its growth strategy, ADB continues to promote privatization and create …

NewNet Daily Newsletter: Actis, Mainstream join to launch Chilean renewables developer Aela Energía

NewNet Daily Newsletter 7 June 2013 Looking for green investment opportunities? See the latest businesses fundraising with aNew Energy World Network subscription Deal News FuelCell Energy narrows losses in second quarter results SolarWorld calls creditor talks for July Volvo Trucks to commercialise dimethyl ether heavy-duty vehicles PowerSecure adds $75m to revenue …

“The Next 10 years of Impact Investing” with Prof. Yunus & Mr. Wayne Silby

“The Next 10 years of Impact Investing” with Prof. Yunus & Mr. Wayne Silby   Dear Hazel, What does it mean to create capital markets for social good?  As this idea of sustainable development through impact investment continues to catch greater momentum in Asia, joinImpact Forum 2013 as major thought leaders …

NewNet Daily Newsletter:Ceramic Fuel Cells funding ‘imminent’, plans to tap German SMEs

Essential industry insights: cleantech, renewables, sustainability Problems? View it online. NewNet Daily Newsletter 16 April 2013 Stay up-to-date with the newest cleantech innovators garnering investor attention with aNew Energy World Network premium subscription Deal News Ceramic Fuel Cells funding ‘imminent’, plans to tap German SMEs PREMIUM Flurry of filings as green chemicals …

TAX AND SUBSIDY REFORM FOR A GREENER ECONOMY June 21, 2012, 11:00am – 12:30pm, P3-E, RioCentro

The Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund would like to invite you to the Rio+20 side event: TAX AND SUBSIDY REFORM FOR A GREENER ECONOMY June 21, 2012, 11:00am – 12:30pm, P3-E, RioCentro Welcome Remarks Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Moderator Achim Steiner Executive Director, UN …

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Bulletin

Volume 141 Number 4 – Thursday, 12 May 2011 GLOBAL PLATFORM HIGHLIGHTS Wednesday, 11 May 2011 On Wednesday, participants continued meeting in plenary to discuss the economics of disasters, followed by an informal plenary on the implementation of the outcomes of the Mid-term Review of the Hyogo Framework for Action …