A Global Green New Deal - a new UNCTAD report outlines a financing plan

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A Global Green New Deal - a new UNCTAD report outlines a financing plan

Currently, neither the implementation of the 2030 Development Agenda nor the Paris Climate Agreement are on track. And there is an urgent need for more and better development finance if these global goals are to be met. A new UNCTAD report highlights that despite this need, there are too few available financing options, which do not also create debt. Read Eurodad’s new blog, analysing UNCTAD’s findings.

Will the new Commissioner for International Partnerships adopt a more cautious approach towards blended finance?

Earlier this week, the new Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen promised to focus on meeting the SDGs, reducing inequalities and eradicating poverty. To achieve these ambitious objectives, Urpilainen stressed the need to put a stronger focus on ‘leveraging private capital’ as ‘traditional measures of aid delivery are not enough.' In this blog, Eurodad experts raise concerns about the current agenda to finance the EU’s development priorities through private sector engagement.


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Cover of briefing paper. The title image is of surgeons dressed in their scrubs and PPE in an operating room. The text reads Public Private Partnerships and universal healthcare in Latin America - at what cost?

Public private partnerships (PPPs) and universal healthcare (UHC) in Latin America - at what cost?

In Latin America, out-of-pocket costs for healthcare account for more than a tenth of household consumption or income for one in seven Latin Americans. While PPPs are increasingly being promoted as a way to address the challenges many Latin American countries face when it comes to universal health coverage (UHC), new Eurodad research has found health PPPs risk undermining progress altogether.

Not worth celebrating yet? The Investment Plan for Europe - a critical analysis of the pilot phase of the 'Juncker Plan.'

By Counter Balance

The initial phase of the “Juncker Plan” is now over. Announced with great fanfare when created, the Investment Plan for Europe ran for three years, from mid-2015 to mid-2018. Since then, it has been expanded until 2020 and its successor is part of future EU budget negotiations. In this new report, Counter Balance and Bankwatch provide critical analysis of the Investment Plan for Europe's pilot phase.


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This newsletter has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union under the 'Raising public awareness of development issues and promoting development education in the European Union (DEAR)' programme. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Eurodad and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.