The Catch Them If You Can project explores the idea of ‘radical inequality’ in the context of finance for (under)development, highlighting a shared global order of institutions and mechanisms that are shaped by the better-off and imposed on the worse-off.
Open to community groups, teachers, students, financial sector workers and the business community, community co-op supporters and more, the project illustrates the impact of this reality on human development and on the social investments ‘foregone’ as a result through interactive community workshops and participant-led activities.
- Cartoon series: on the day that heads of state discuss international finance and development at the 75th UN General Assembly in September 2019, on issues including tax avoidance, illicit financial flows, debt and more, 80:20 launched a cartoon series on financial injustice issues by UK cartoonist Brick. (series also published on developmenteducation.ie
- Briefing paper: Catch Them If You Can: a briefing paper on how financial transfers from poor to rich is the rule, not the exception (…and what you can do about it), launched on 31st August.
- Guide: a people’s guide to #InvestEthically, Stay Safe. Invest Ethically (a launch event took place on 25 August 2020)
- Register your interest to share the Stay Safe. Invest Ethically guide by letting us know.
- Cooperative economics webinar series: Check out the webinar series curated in conjunction with Common Ground Bray and Dublin Food Co-op (1, 2 and more to follow)
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About the Citizens for Financial Justice initiative
80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World is part of the EU-wide initiative Citizens for Financial Justice.
Citizens for Financial Justice is a diverse group of European partners – from local grassroots groups to large international organisations – with a shared vision of informing and connecting citizens to act together to make the global finance system work better for everybody.
CfFJ aims to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by mobilising EU citizens to support effective financing for development (FfD).
Citizens for Financial Justice is part funded by the European Union’s DEAR programme (Development Education and Awareness Raising).
The Catch Them If You Can project is produced with the financial support of the European Union and Irish Aid. It is the sole responsibility of 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.