The Goa Guidelines on Intergenerational Equity

While Goa is setting new precedents in the implementation of Intergenerational Equity, it has a longer history with the idea. Intergenerational equity became a part of the discourse with the Brundtland Commission report “Our Common Future” in 1987. At the same time, Edith Brown Weiss headed a six member Advisory Group set up be the United Nations University. The six …

Prutha Goa discusses the Goenchi Mati proposal

Iris C F Gomes from Prutha Goa discusses the idea behind the Goenchi Mati campaign: “The example Rahul uses to explain intergenerational equity is that the iron ore is like inherited gold which brings no income. This would prompt one to sell the gold and traditionally buy land for agriculture from which you could derive income. This is something that could be …

Basic income and poverty

A fierce debate on whether a universal basic income can practically fight poverty has broken out. Kate McFarland reports on the fight at BIEN. We are proposing a Citizen’s Dividend, which deals with both the major objections: it has an identified source of financing, and it is distributed as a right of ownership, not a benefit. On the other hand, the …

How a oil fund helps a district in Indonesia avoid the resource curse

Bojonegoro, a district in East Java, Indonesia, seems to be avoiding the worst impacts of the Resource Curse, by using an oil fund, akin to our proposed Goenchi Mati Permanent Fund. Hasrul Hanif and Emanuel Bria opine in The Jakarta Post.

Announcing the Goenchi Mati Creatathon

Kokum, a design non-profit, is hosting a Creatathon for the Goenchi Mati campaign. We are thrilled! Its all day on sat&sun, 16&17 July, 2016, at the Design Center, Porvorim. There is also a talk on thursday 7th July, 2016 at 6:30pm the same venue introducing the idea and updating everyone on the current status. Be creative & have some fun if …

AAP : what about the lease renewals scam?

Arvind Kejriwal, AAP conveynor, recently mentioned in Goa that AAP will initiate action against those implicated by the Shah Commission in the mining scam. This is welcome. While many investigations have commenced, not one person has been convicted so far. We hope that Arvind Kejriwal will also raise the issue of the much larger Goa’s mining lease renewal scam, which …