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Expert analysis and insight from Eurodad's policy and advocacy teams.

Maria Jose Romero

G20 Finance Ministers: Lack of action leaves developing countries shouldering a heavy burden

This weekend, G20 Finance Ministers passed up the chance to scale up debt relief to developing countries, demonstrating a galling lack of urgency in the face of the debt crisis engulfing a pandemic-stricken globe. Worse still, their approach risks making a bad situation worse.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Jean Saldanha

A new website to meet the challenge of online advocacy

As more and more of our work moves online, the new Eurodad website offers a space to work more effectively in a coordinated manner, amplifying our collective voice for transformative change.

  • Covid-19
Jan Van de Poel

Donor countries will undermine the integrity of aid if they continue reporting debt relief as ODA

Debt relief should not be reported as ODA. In the coming weeks, DAC members need to decide what is most important to them: allowing ODA double counting and inflation to create incentives to reward debt relief or upholding the credibility, integrity and solid reputation of DAC statistics.

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Maria José Romero

Developing countries need grants not more debt to recover from the Covid-19 crisis

Piling on more debt on to the shoulders of developing countries will not help them recover from the Covid-19 crisis, write Isabelle Brachet and Maria Jose Romero.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Leia Achampong

Could this month’s UN climate conference be the catalyst to get the world back on track?

Climate action cannot stop, despite the cancellation of high-level climate meetings due to Covid-19. When the time comes to rebuild our economies, we must focus on achieving the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.

  • Climate Finance
  • Covid-19
Maria Jose Romero

Development finance in times of Covid-19: Time for a rethink at the World Bank

Before Covid-19 most discussions on development finance were focused on using public money and institutions to ‘leverage’ private finance. The pandemic has, however, exposed the consequences of decades of austerity policies and privatisation strategies.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Covid-19
Daniel Munevar

IIF Private creditor participation proposal: A cure worse than the disease

Following the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) announced during the 2020 Spring Meetings, the International Institute of Finance (IIF) has released a template for the voluntary involvement of private creditors in a debt service suspension.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Nerea Craviotto

Will donors finally agree on fair rules for reporting debt relief as ODA?

The rules on how debt relief should be counted as Official Development Assistance are currently being negotiated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) – under the auspices of its Chair Susanna Moorehead – and the Paris Club, which is an informal group of creditor governments. 

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Jan Van de Poel

What is the role of ODA in tackling the corona crisis?

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis. As Covid-19 spreads across the globe it threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries.

  • Aid Effectiveness
Daniel Munevar

Argentina: creditors must take action to stem human impact of debt crisis

Argentina continues to struggle with recession and a mounting debt crisis. The country has been on selective default for a few months, and is battling to avoid a broader default.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution