The multiple crises that the world is facing – food, climate change, financial, economic, ethical and in care work – leave no doubt that we are dealing with a systemic, structural crisis. In such times, development aid is particularly key for the survival of poor people, the majority of whom are women.
Resources on Financing for Development and the Financial Crisis
The United Nations Development Cooperation Forum, meeting yesterday and today, has seen some progressive rhetoric on development, but as the second day of this crucially timed event gets under way, civil society platform BetterAid asks whether the UN member states can go beyond well-intentioned statements and translate words into action.
Statement from the NGO representatives at the ECOSOC High Level Segment: Development Cooperation Forum
The Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) has an important role to play in contributing to shaping the economic and development architecture. Current DCF work on policy coherence should be strengthened in shaping a new development architecture grounded in human rights, including women’s and workers’ rights
BetterAid recognises the potential and positive role that the UN-DCF could play as part of reenvisioning the current nature and governance of development cooperation. The UN-DCF remains an inclusive and universal forum, bringing together the full membership of the United Nations (UN) with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Statement of the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) at the DCF High Level Symposium, Vienna, 12-13 November 2009
This series presents different sub-regional perspectives on the impacts of the crisis on women’s rights.
AWID is pleased to announce the launching of our latest Brief series: The crisis’ impact on women’s rights. This series presents different sub-regional perspectives on the impacts of the crisis on women’s rights.
Statement of the Women's Working Group on Financing for Development for the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, September 2009
The central role of the United Nations, or the G192, in economic governance nearly vanished!
Civil Society Key Recommendations for the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development and its follow-up
The outcome document of this UN High Level Conference should reflect the urgency of the situation and contain short-term measures, to be implemented immediately as a response to the crisis.