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Posts Tagged ‘Development Aid’ (8 found)

Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire Visits Burma’s Rakhine State

Mr Swire spent Sunday and Monday in Rakhine State, where he met residents of Muslim and Buddhist IDP camps, community leaders and the state government, to assess the current political and humanitarian situation. On Tuesday he met senior government ministers in Naypyidaw […]

July 28, 2015  •  By Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

At Your Own Risk: Reprisals against Critics of World Bank Financed Projects

imageBeginning in February 2015, 40-50 residents of Durgapur village in northern India, mostly women, sat in protest for more than a month. A state-owned company called the Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Ltd. (THDC) was developing a hydroelectric power project near their community and some villagers believed that tunneling for the project endangered their homes and the overall well-being of their community […]

June 22, 2015  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Japanese Leader’s Visit Should Highlight Rights

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should make improving the human rights situation in Burma a top priority during his visit to the country this week, Human Rights Watch said today. Abe’s three-day visit, which begins May 24, 2013, will be the first by a Japanese leader to Burma in 36 years. Dozens of major Japanese corporations will accompany the prime minister

May 27, 2013  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Too Much, Too Soon? The Dilemma of Foreign Aid to Myanmar/Burma

At the end of March 2011, Myanmar began an ambitious political transition led by newly elected President Thein Sein. Bold moves in his first year included opening a dialogue with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, suspending construction of the Chinese-fund Myitsone Dam, and abandoning a grossly overvalued exchange rate in favor of a market-determined rate. These moves unleashed a swarm of visitors seeking to support the transition and “make a difference”: prime ministers, foreign ministers, heads of donor agencies and international NGOs, chief executives of multinational corporations, and many others […]

March 15, 2013  •  By Lex Rieffel and James W. Fox  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

World Bank Breaches Own Policy and Ignores Civil Society’s Request for Postponement of Project

On 1 November, the World Bank’s Board of Directors decided to go ahead with a US$80 million Community Driven DevelopmentProject, despite Myanmar civil society organization’s official request to postpone the project until the World Bank holds […]

November 6, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Support for Rights of the Child and Human Rights in Myanmar

Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced a new $3 million package of Australian assistance for human rights initiatives in Myanmar. Senator Carr said the package would assist the Government of Myanmar to meet human rights commitments […]

June 7, 2012  •  By Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma in the Balance: The Role of Foreign Assistance in Supporting Burma’s Democratic Transition

The historic constraints on donor interventions in Burma—whether self-imposed sanctions or regime-imposed barriers—are increasingly giving way to a sense of heightened optimism about the possibilities of working on issues across the development spectrum. But while the terrain appears to be improving, there remain substantial barriers to effective programming beyond the overall pace and scope of political reform […]

March 22, 2012  •  By Kelley Currie for the Project 2049 Institute  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Campaign UK Welcomes Increase in UK Aid to Burma

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed what will amount to a doubling of UK aid to Burma. News of the increase was reported by The Independent today. Burma Campaign UK has been lobbying the British government to continue increasing aid to Burma, which was a commitment of the previous Labour government, and which had been supported by the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats while in opposition […]

February 14, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤