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The OECD DAC Senior Level Meeting and the long road to inclusion for civil society

Eurodad, Erin Palomares, Julie Seghers

19 Jun 2017 13:03:36

As members of the Reality of Aid network, which brings together Southern and Northern civil society groups spanning some 17 time zones, we are no strangers to the challenges of convening inclusive meetings about the need for more and better aid. The “lost connection” icon on trans-continental conference calls is a familiar, if frustrating, part of our lives, as it will be for many of you.   But when it comes to convening meetings with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC), there was until recently an even greater obstacle to communication: we just weren’t invited. That’s why we were so pleased when the DAC said it planned to engage more systematically with stakeholders such as civil society – a move spearheaded ...
Use our new interactive infographic to investigate what PDBs are, why their inconsistent performance is often due to the institutions themselves, and what a blueprint for a model PDB would look like.
Brussels April 19 2017. Civil Society Organisations are calling on the European Council and Parliament to ensure transparent and accountable regulation of the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD). The fund is part of the European External ...

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France passes law to clip vulture funds’ wings

Eurodad

06 Apr 2017 11:29:52

This blog by Tim Jones (Jubilee Debt Campaign) was originally published by Jubilee Debt Campaign Companies prevented from seeking large profits on debts they bought when a government could not pay. France has passed a law to prevent vulture funds or other creditors from seeking large profits on a debt they bought cheaply. The law protects countries in the global South from having their assets seized by creditors who bought debt when they were in, or near default, if the default was less than four years ago, or if two-thirds of holders of the debt have accepted a restructuring. The law only applies to debts bought since the law came into force on 11 December 2016. In 2010 the UK parliament passed a law preventing vulture funds or any other creditor suing one of 40 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries ...

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Tax campaigners condemn renewed punishment of Luxleaks whistleblowers

Brussels, March 15 2016.  Eurodad (European Network on Debt and Development) has condemned the revised sentences handed down by a court in Luxembourg today [March 15] after the retrial of LuxLeaks whistleblowers Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet. Although the new sentences (six months' suspended jail and a €1500 fine for Deltour and a €1000 fine for Halet) are less harsh than those imposed at the first trial, where the former PwC employees were sentenced to twelve and nine months’ suspended ...