Political Economy of Globalization (PEG)

DAWN's first global analysis provided a strong critique of the dominant economic model. DAWN's theme of Alternative Economic Frameworks, which provided the focus for the network's continuing work on the economic growth model until 1995, was renamed Political Economy of Globalization in 1996.

Under this theme, DAWN monitors and analyses the systematic processes of economic globalization and trade liberalization and their impacts on poor women of the South, working closely with other global development networks for greater accountability and radical restructuring of institutions like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations system and (from 1999) the World Trade Organization.

Through the years, DAWN had gained much insights on how the Bretton Woods Institutions worked from its participation in short-lived accountability processes and mechanisms set up as a consequence of women's criticisms of the World Bank at the Beijing Conference (Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative - SAPRI - and the External Gender Consultative Group - EGCG); realized the huge challenges in engendering with a south feminist perspective mainstream institutions and large development networks, including the United Nations Systems; and increasingly strengthened its commitment to develop feminist and heterodox economic literacy programs on globalization as well as undertake collaborative global and regional advocacy with civil society organizations in the South and global feminist networks (e.g. WWG on Financing for Development; Trade-Finances Linkages Network).

PEG Analysis Team: Corina Rodriguez Enriquez

24 Aug 2017
Hibist Kassa, of DAWN's Executive Comitte, attended this year session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples Tribunal on Transnational Corporations, in Johannesburg, hosted by the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power. 
28 Jul 2017
At a roundtable event authors presented key findings and recommendations. Speakers included Corina Rodríguez Enríquez from DAWN. 
26 Jul 2017
An Expert Group Meeting to identify synergies between the ICPD Programme of Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region was held from 6-7 July in Bangkok, Thailand. 
21 Jul 2017
From the 13 to the 15 of June took place in Bogota, Colombia, the first Women's Rights and Tax Justice Convening, where representatives of DAWN and dozens other women, human rights, workers and fiscal justice organizations shared ideas and experiences on the relationship between tax and gender justice.
10 Jul 2017
Global report assesses how privatization and corporate capture have become obstacles to progress under the 2030 Agenda. Supported by a broad range of civil society organizations and trade unions, it is based on experiences and reports by national and regional groups and coalitions from all parts of the world.
02 Jun 2017
DAWN, in collaboration with Movimiento Manuela Ramos, organized a public panel in Lima, Peru on June 2nd 2017. Over one hundred persons from feminist organizations, social movements and academia, as well as others, attended.
24 Jan 2017

An amendment to the agreement on intellectual property entered into force today (23 January) securing for developing countries a legal pathway to access affordable medicines under WTO rules.

01 Dec 2016
This paper explores some of the links between tax justice and gender justice at the global level. It highlights two channels in which illicit financial flows and gender justice are connected. 
30 Nov 2016
DAWN has joined more than 300 civil society organisations from across the Asian and Pacific countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership to reject TPP rules in the RCEP


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