Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development

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



Demand for involving affected people, civic groups

Civic groups and lawmakers on Saturday demanded involvement of the representatives of civil society groups and the affected people to make management of climate change fund management transparent and accountable.

They called for the creation of an independent inter ministerial board under the supervision of the prime minister with representatives from civil society groups and the affected people for the management of the climate fund.

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Ensure people participation in development

bangladesh week of action against debt and ifis october 17 2011Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material property or money. Destitution refers to being unable to afford basic human needs which commonly include nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter. Relative poverty refers to a lack of socially acceptable level of resources or income as compared with others within a society or country. Poverty is usually measured as either absolute or relative poverty (the latter being actually an index of income inequality.) Absolute poverty refers to a set standard which is consistent over time and between countries.

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Keeping out WB from Climate Fund stressed


Eighteen Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Sunday claimed Bangladesh has fallen into a corruption trap following the climate fund management.

This trap will help the World Bank (WB) to establish control over climate fund, the representatives from the CSOs expressed in their observation.

They urged the government to accumulate all climate funds under a single autonomous board to avoid any trap and keep WB out of climate finance which the LDC nations have been promised.

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All Climate Funds in a Single Autonomous Board is the best response to keep World Bank out of Climate Finance

Bangladesh oct 9 2011 human chainDhaka, 9th October 2011 -  Today, eighteen civil society rights group led by EquityBD formed a human chain and rally in front of the national press club and demanded that the government must be aware of the trap of conspiracy and corruption as they urged that all climate funds be part of a single autonomous board. The group also demanded that the World Bank not be given a role in climate finance. The group said this is the right solution as the government is already being publicly questioned regarding transparency in climate fund disbursement.

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EquityBD demands democratic ownership of climate funds

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An alliance of civil society and non government organizations has demanded an autonomous body with democratic ownership of the government and other stakeholders for management of the climate funds of the country, reports BSS.

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