It’s Time to Stop Corporations Profiting from COVID-19

CSOs | Video | October 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest health and economic crisis in a generation. Some governments are taking extraordinary measures to fight the pandemic, in order to save lives, protect jobs, and avoid economic disaster. But the little known Investor-State Dispute Settlement system, or ISDS, included in many trade deals, could pressure governments to roll…

CSOs Demand Suspension of Intellectual Property Protection during COVID-19

By CSOs | Letter | October 15, 2020

More than 370 civil society organisations, including Madhyam, have urged the Members of the World Trade Organization to adopt the proposal titled, “Waiver from certain provisions of the TRIPS agreement for the prevention, containment and treatment of COVID-19” submitted by India and South Africa on October 2, 2020. The proposal allows member-countries to suspend…

CSOs Call on IMF to Stop Promoting Austerity Policies

By CSOs | Statement | October 6, 2020

More than 500 civil society organisations and academics from 87 countries, including Madhyam, have issued a statement today calling on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to stop promoting austerity and instead support policies that advance gender justice, reduce inequality, and put people and planet first. The statement comes ahead of the IMF and World…

Covid-19 Pushes the Indian Economy into a Tailspin. Is There a Way Out?

By Kavaljit Singh | Briefing Paper # 41 | September 19, 2020

India has become the world’s new hotspot of the Covid-19 pandemic as infection cases have surged in recent weeks. On September 7, India overtook Brazil with 4.2 million confirmed cases to become the country with the second-largest number of confirmed cases in the world. On September 16, the total number of confirmed cases surged…