CSOs Underscore Constricted Civic Spaces in 4MR GPEDC Consultation

April 30, 2024

During the second session of the CSOs consultation workshop for the 4th Monitoring Round of the Philippine Government’s compliance with the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) on April 23, 2024, representatives from various national civil society organizations (CSOs) highlighted the growing constraints on civic spaces despite government pledges to foster an enabling environment […]

CSO Consultation on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC)

April 17, 2024

Last April 15, 2024, CSOs from among trade union federations and workers’ institutions along with CSOs networks held a consultation workshop for the 4th monitoring round of the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC).

Civil society groups: Agenda 2030 possible with alternative economics, governance

November 29, 2022

Various stakeholders testified how the Filipino people’s and country’s situation in terms of services and well-being yielded by big-business-inclined economics and governance need to be addressed with alternative solutions.

People’s Review of SDG 3 and Privatization amid the Pandemic (Presentations)

June 10, 2022

The fast spread of a new virus has put severe pressure on health systems in the Philippines and has drawn attention to both the strengths and the weaknesses in health care system, the government rapid response, and priorities after 2 years.

Asia-Pacific civic groups reiterate importance of civil society in multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development

March 30, 2022

“From what prism should we look into the progress of SDG 17, especially in multi-stakeholder partnerships? From the point of view of companies? The point of view of the government? Or the point of view of the people?”, Rep. Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna Partylist asked after pointing out how multi-dimensional crises, aggravated by the pandemic and respective government responses, facilitated the profiteering agenda of the private sector vis-a-vis the worsening condition of marginalized sectors.

Building Back Better, Together: How can SDG 17 and civil society partnerships ensure genuine development in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic?

March 24, 2022

As the Asia-Pacific region continues to ‘build back better’, countries’ progress on SDG 17 in addressing the pandemic must be evaluated. SDG 17 provides the means to advance other SDGs, facilitating poverty reduction, zero hunger, good health, gender equality, quality education, and climate action, among other goals. 

People’s Review of SDG 1 and 10 (Presentations)

January 31, 2022

Conditions of the Filipino people worsened during the pandemic, discrimination was all the more felt by the vulnerable and marginalized sectors of Philippine economy with worsened poverty and inequality.