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The Sustainable Development Goals won’t happen without a radical economic rethink

Jesse Griffiths

01 Nov 2017 12:36:39

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ambitious objectives: business as usual will not deliver them. Speaking on the recent International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UN Secretary General António Guterres acknowledged the need for new thinking: “The pledge to leave no one behind will require innovative approaches, partnerships and solutions,” he said. But this new model will only come about if we radically reshape the national, regional and global economies which lie behind many of the obstacles to achieving the SDGs. We must rethink the way we govern and manage the global financial and economic system. In part, that means rethinking the current trend to treat private finance as the default option for development. Private finance is being heavily touted by the World Bank, ...
At a high-level OECD meeting in Paris, governments of the world’s richest countries set out their vision for future development cooperation. Reacting to the communiqué issued by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) after the meeting, Polly ...
Eurodad, together with 37 civil society organisations from around the world, has delivered a Joint Submission to the 2017 High Level Meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), voicing concerns about  proposed changes to the rules ...
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Brussels, October 23rd 2017. Pressure from a handful of the world’s richest countries is threatening to open up the rules governing aid to developing countries to alarming abuse. According to information obtained ...

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IMF challenged to match inequality rhetoric with action, and a campaign against the World Bank’s promotion of PPPs: Annual Meetings round up

Maria Romero, Mark Perera

18 Oct 2017 11:05:05

The annual meetings of the Bretton Woods Institutions (the IMF and World Bank) are over for another year. The meetings in Washington DC were held against a background of strengthened but patchy global economic growth mixed with considerable crisis risks and renewed geopolitical fights over the World Bank’s demand for a capital increase. Meanwhile, civil society organisations (CSOs) questioned the development impact of the Bretton Woods Institutions, and launched a global campaign against public-private partnerships (PPPs). IMF worries about debt (in China) and talks of taxing the rich more The 2017 Annual Meetings were preceded by the publication of the IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO), in which the IMF signalled stronger than expected growth forecasts for the global economy in 2017 ...
25 Civil Society Organisations provided comments on the draft Policy and Procedures for the Complaints Mechanism (CM) of the European Investment Bank currently undergoing public consultation.The signatories – a variety of groups based in Europe, the ...