A new European Commission: What are the implications for Development Finance in the next five years?


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A new European Commission: What are the implications for Development Finance in the next five years?

The policy agenda of the next European Commission took shape this week with the announcement of the new Commissioners. But what do their appointments mean for development finance? In this blog, Eurodad experts take a critical look at the implications for fair taxation, development cooperation, tackling the next debt crisis and successfully achieving the SDGs.


UN Independent Expert links International Financial Institutions’ austerity push to Human Rights impacts

A new report from the UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, reiterates Eurodad research on the adverse effects that economic reforms and austerity measures, imposed by international financial institutions, are having on human rights. In this short blog, we repeat our call for the systematic use of human rights impact assessments in economic policy decision making.

A day's worth of inspiration at Wemos' 40th Anniversary Congress

With great enthusiasm and pride, Wemos welcomed many to their 40th anniversary congress ‘Global Health, everybody’s concern and everybody’s business', in COMM in The Hague last Friday. With various attendees – from their co-founders and partner organisations, to policy makers and students – they discussed 40 years of advocating the right to health worldwide, the current changes in the global health landscape and of course, the challenges ahead.


Impact of DFIs on sustainable development - essay series

In March 2019, EDFI launched its first Impact Conference with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), convening 100 experts from across Europe to exchange on DFI investments’ impact on jobs, energy, climate change, and economic transformation. To capitalise on the input received, leading European experts, including Eurodad's María José Romero, were invited to reflect on the themes explored during the conference. Read her joint contribution with Jeroen Kwakkenbos (Oxfam), along with 17 other essays on how to better support sustainable growth in developing countries.

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Fairtrade International policy and advocacy support for living income work in cocoa

Under a European Union grant, Fairtrade International (FI) is looking to improve both its policy and advocacy capacity in order to improve the impact-orientation of their advocacy interventions at different levels where we work as a system. To this end they are looking to commission a policy & advocacy expert to help strengthen their evidence-based political analysis and positioning and related advocacy strategies

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