Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 4, 2013

Macroeconomic policy and human rights, focus of RBW talks in Geneva, Bilbao

On March 6, in Geneva, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari speaks at “Rethinking Austerity: A Side Event on Human Rights Considerations in National and International Responses to Financial Crisis.” The side event to the Human Rights Council 22nd Session is organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

On March 7, in Bilbao (Spain), he speaks at the seminar “Tax Justice and Development,” co-organized by ALBOAN and the Human Rights Institute of the University of Deusto. The theme of his presentation will be “Tax justice and human rights: Searching for convergence in the new global development framework.” On the same day he will deliver a lecture to University of Deusto students.

Indicators to measure progress on development objectives: How are they chosen?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Feb 28, 2013

Indicators to measure progress on development objectives: How are they chosen?

On February 28- March 1, Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari attends the workshop “The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of MDG Targets for Human Development and Human Rights.” The workshop is part of a multi-author research project to review the criteria used to choose indicators for the development goals set at the beginning of this millennium. It will identify best practices as world governments embark in deliberations on how to shape the post-2015 development agenda.

In a paper commissioned as part of the project and to be presented in Geneva, Caliari will review the indicators for  Goal 8, addressing debt, trade and aid’s role in development.

Education for Justice | Fri, Feb 1, 2013

Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention

Is nothing sacred? Is anything safe? Violence pervades our schools, our relationships, most every aspect of our lives. EFJ provides support for Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, including a prayer service, resource guide, dating rights list and an exclusive interview with a dating violence survivor. We also offer a lesson plan on the voices of the gun violence debate at the Education for Justice website.

How independent will the Doing Business Review be?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jan 11, 2013

How independent will the Doing Business Review be?

A controversial World Bank project that ranks countries on their business environment is going to be reviewed after 10 years of implementation. Among other issues, the rankings tend to exhibit an anti-labor and –tax bias. But civil society organizations already fear the review process has been rigged to screen out critical voices, Aldo Caliari argues in a recent article.