• The Private Sector and Its Role in Development: A Trade Union Perspective

    As the different elements of a Post 2015 Development gradually emerge there is least one element that seems almost pre-ordained. That is, the private sector will have a feature role whether it likes it or not. A growing choir of voices within multilateral institutions and donor aid agencies is championing the role of the private […]

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  • Challenges in private sector involvement in development: A CSO Perspective

    As global Official Development Assistance (ODA) stagnates, several donor countries and aid agencies are struggling to mobilise private sources of financial capital but without the sufficient incorporation of human rights commitments. Under this scenario, private sector-led growth operates without regulatory mechanisms to ensure that human rights standards and democratic ownership of development outcomes are met. […]

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  • Busan Commitments: A Flickering Flame

    The Busan 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) was a turning point for civil society when more than 300 CSO representatives were present and called upon all development actors to achieve a bold outcome through the 1) full evaluation and deepening of Paris and Accra commitments; 2) strengthening development effectiveness through practices based […]

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