A look back at the Eurodad conference 2022

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A look back at the Eurodad Conference 2022

After two years of meeting online and three since we last met in person as a network, we came together in Brussels last week for our 2022 conference “Reboot the system: Defining joint strategies for economic justice”. Over the course of two full days of panel discussions and workshops, our members, allies, partners and like-minded academics analysed and strategised ways to bring about much-needed change to achieve economic justice for all.

See the highlights here.

News & analysis

EIB Global: An opportunity to transform the EIB's approach to development

With the creation of its new ‘EIB Global’ development branch in 2022, the European Investment Bank is planning to step up its development role in support of EU development policies despite serious problems and shortcomings in the past. This position paper, signed by Eurodad, seeks to inform decision-makers at the EIB, as well as its shareholders and the EU institutions, of the key principles and demands formulated by civil society to guide the future operations of EIB Global.

Read the position paper here.

Q & A: The future global climate finance goal (aka NCQG) - what is it, why is it important and what does it entail?

One of the main outcomes of COP26 is the process to agree on a new global climate finance target. In the following Q&A, Eurodad's climate finance expert answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the new collective quantified goal on climate finance.

Read the Q&A here. 

Eurodad's response to the World Bank consultation on the proposal for a Financial Intermediary Fund for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response

Together with thirty-three organisations from the global south and the global north, Eurodad has signed a statement arguing that the World Bank has not learnt crucial lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic and broader health financing evidence.

Read the statement here. 

Civil society groups applaud IFC’s decision to stop investing in fee-charging private schools, and call on other investors to follow its lead

The decision by the IFC to not resume investments in fee-charging private schools reinforces the work done by civil society organisations highlighting the negative impact of for-profit schools.

Read the statement in English, French and Spanish here.


Skilling up on UNFCCC COP processes

The COP is an opportunity to ensure that governments scale up efforts to achieve gender-responsive and equitable climate finance. Therefore it is important to know how to effectively advocate within this space. This toolkit has been designed for those who are new to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) processes.

The toolkit is available in English, French and Spanish.

Useful resources

Countries in debt crisis cut public spending in face of soaring prices

by Debt Justice

New figures released by anti-poverty campaigners Debt Justice show that countries in debt crisis are expected to spend less in 2023 than in 2019, despite the urgent need for public expenditure in response to surging food and fuel prices.

Read the briefing here.

Debt and climate: Two sides of the same crisis

by CNCD 11.11.11

This article, published by CNCD 11.11.11 argues that each state must invest massively in a low-carbon economy and robust adaptation measures to counter global warming. These investments are not only a matter of survival for billions of people but can also enable longer-term economic prosperity. However, debt is a major obstacle to these goals. 

Read the article here (available in French only). 

Job vacancies

Head of Programme & Influencing

ActionAid International | Multiple locations | Deadline: 19 June


21-22 June | European Development Days 2022

Join Eurodad and Counterbalance for a session on "The EU’s Global Gateway: market creation or international development?" at the EDD 2022 on 21 June at 11:40h (Brussels time). Register until 17 June to follow the sessions online. 

Register for the EDD 2022 here.

21 June | Public Burden, Private Gain: Debt "relief" from Private Lenders

Join our sister network APMDD for a discussion of the role of the private sector in the current debt architecture. The webinar will be in English and will be held on Zoom. 

Register for the webinar here.  

This newsletter has been produced with co-funding from the European Union, Bread for the World and Norad. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Eurodad and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the funders.