|Crystal ball gazing-TPA aspirations for 2022|
- What is one advance (TPA-related) you hope to see happen in 2022?
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Staying on the theme of Asian lending, don’t miss this fascinating review of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank including potential shortcomings in its disclosures and as yet untested Project-affected People’s Mechanism that is meant to strengthen accountability.
Did you know there is a Chinese Responsible Investment Overseas Newsletter? Take a look at emerging thematic topics, new cases, good practices, tools and guidelines in past issues here.
Image Credit: CIVICUSDid you know that in 2021, protesters were detained in over 90 countries? The latest CIVICUS global report lays out violations to civic rights during the past year, many using pandemics as a pretext. The Human Rights Watch equivalent doesn’t make for any prettier reading.
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What drove people on to the streets in the first place? Benjamin Press and Tom Carothers map out four dynamics driving protests.Watch this!
Center for Values in International Development (with support of TAI member Hewlett Foundation) have officially released all five episodes of their initial Ethical Development Series of podcasts and videos that explore critical moral and ethical concerns in international relief and development. Check them out.
Ghanaian think tank ACEP rightly asking questions as to why the state-owned oil company’s boosted stake in the Jubilee oil field is housed in the Cayman Islands. Why the secrecy?
Photo Credit: IberdrolaMeanwhile, public relations firms are starting to feel the ire of activists for their role in greenwashing fossil fuels, and in a sign of more strategic litigation for climate action, ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth are suing the UK government for failing to include the appropriate policies in its net zero climate strategy. Here are four other lawsuits to watch in 2022.
Effective oversight is going to be more important than ever if we are to boost sustainability. Sadly, 2021 saw a further spike in illegal mining fueling corruption and deforestation in the Amazon region.
Last year we spoke to Saliem Fakir of African Climate Foundation as part of our exploration of transparency and accountability elements to effective climate action. Now he makes a strong case for rapidly increasing the less than 3% of global philanthropy for climate change mitigation. He may be reassured that a group of Global South funders have joined together in a new initiative to direct resources to local grassroots organisations working on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Find more about the Alianza Socioambiental Fondos del Sur.
This reminds us of our analysis with On Think Tanks on the state of transparency, participation, accountability funding in light of the pandemic. During January we will be resharing some of the insights. Today we start with the visual on the distribution of international funding across regions in 2019.
How to help grantee partners? Perhaps share these six things to do STOP doing this year to reduce the chance of burnout and build your resilience in fighting for social change.
End by listening to this discussion of the history of USAID and where it is going next as new prominence under the Biden Administration. (If you think the history might not matter, refer back to the coverage of Simone Dietrich’s book featured in last week’s Weekly)
– What’s Next for the S4D? Translating High-Level Talk to Grassroots Action
– Looking ahead: What’s in store for 2022 UK anti-corruption policy
– A New Data Literacy Curriculum
– Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates’s $15 Billion Pledge Tops the List for 2021
Open Society Foundation invites applications for “The Soros Equality Fellowship” seeking to support individual leaders influencing and transforming the racial justice field.
Chandler Foundation launched a piece on how a robust national health system in Liberia was leveraged to respond to de COVID-19 pandemic.
MacArthur Foundation announced $21.3 million in grants to 28 organizations as part of our Nuclear Challenges capstone project to foster a stronger and more diverse nuclear field.
Our featured member job of the week – Platform Accountability, Head of EU Campaigns at Luminate – January 28, 2022
Job postings at Hewlett Foundation – Ongoing
Job postings at MacArthur Foundation – Ongoing
Job postings at Open Society Foundations – Ongoing
Job postings at Luminate – Ongoing
Job postings at Ford Foundation– Ongoing
Job postings at FCDO – OngoingJob listings
Director, Innovation at Enel Green Power – January 27, 2022
Openings at ICLEI Africa– January 28, 2022
Openings at I-APS – OngoingCalls/Opportunities
RightsCon call for Proposals for 11th Summit Series – January 13, 2022
West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) call for papers and articles – Open year-round
Free digital security training– OngoingCall for proposals: Informality, tax, and the state – Proposals accepted on a rolling basis Calendar
SSRI Frontiers of Social Innovation Annual Conference –March 22-24, 2022
International Convention on Anti-Corruption, Good Governance, and Human Rights – April 21-22, 2022 (Boston, MA)
United Philanthropy Forum – July 18-20, 2022SVRI Forum – September 19- 23, 2022