Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development

A regional alliance of peoples’ movements, community organizations, coalitions, NGOs and networks


Global & Public Finance

APMDD Convenes TaFJA Coordinating Committee Meeting

APMDD convened the Tax and Fiscal Justice Asia (TaFJA) Coordinating Committee (CC) planning meeting last September 14 - 15 in Manila to share updates on tax-related work in the countries and region and discuss ways of strengthening the alliance and its work. At the close of the two-day meeting, organizations reaffirmed commitment to the alliance and the areas and issues for joint work.

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Tax and gender justice at the 13th AWID Forum: Staking our claim in a feminist future

Bringing tax justice and gender issues to the fore, APMDD joined 1,800 women from 130 countries last September 2016 in responding to the theme “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice”.  The international event was the 13th International Forum of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) held in Brazil, its flagship triennial program.

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Tax justice issues in Asia highlighted in 2016 World Social Forum

APMDD led the Tax and Fiscal Justice Asia’s (TAFJA)[1] participation in various events organized by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice and many other groups and movements as part of the 2016 World Social Forum (WSF) held in Montreal in August. 

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Statement on the occasion of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank

Sustainable development figures prominently in this year’s meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank’s with its chosen theme “Cooperating for Sustainability”. ADB has also expressed many times its support for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by directing “enhanced resources to human needs, infrastructure, and cross-border public goods to eradicate poverty and strengthen sustainable development.”

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On the Panama Papers and Illicit Financial Flows

Press Statement

Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development

Freedom From Debt Coalition

April 15, 2016


The recently leaked Panama Papers all the more confirm what we already know about illicit financial flows (IFFs) – that there are massive sums of money stashed away in financial secrecy jurisdictions with the purposive intent to avoid and evade tax obligations and hide stolen wealth.  What is more important is that the Panama Papers confirm that there is in fact enough money that can and should be made available to increase workers’ wages way above minimum, secure universal social protection for all, undertake urgent economic policies such as comprehensive agrarian reform and support services, finance climate programs and the rapid, just transition to renewable energy systems.

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