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Chiara Mariotti

Why the IMF Resilience and Sustainability Trust is not a silver bullet for Covid-19 recovery and the fight against climate change

Intended by the IMF as a means to redistribute rich countries’ unused Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), the current design of the Resilience and Sustainability Trust indicates that it is far from a magic bullet. Instead, it may reproduce the inequalities of the current system and award the IMF additional powers outside of its mandate.

  • Development Finance
  • SDRs
Iolanda Fresnillo

Stepping up the Common Framework or reforming the debt architecture, this is the real question

On Thursday, the IMF published a blog on the problems facing the implementation of the G20 Common Framework (CF). This signals a victory for civil society campaigners – but is ultimately too little too late.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Farwa Sial

The Private Sector Window in World Bank’s IDA20: Where exactly is the development impact?

The proposed increase in the International Development Association's much criticised private sector window ignores civil society's concerns that it lacks adequate safeguards and reporting mechanisms to ensure that this is the best use of IDA resources. In this blog, we set out the case for redirecting these resources towards public investment

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Eurodad

Has COP26 delivered enough on climate finance to drive the ambition that vulnerable communities need?

Eurodad experts analyse how COP26 failed to deliver on climate finance, loss and damage and adaptation.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes
Daniel Munevar

Social unrest, fiscal adjustment and debt sustainability after Covid-19

Without a human rights-based alternative to austerity, many countries will find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of self-defeating fiscal adjustments, instability and unsustainable debts.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Nerea Craviotto

Covid-19 vaccine donations from rich countries to global south must not be counted as aid

Shared principles and safeguards are urgently needed to prevent ODA budgets being artificially inflated by vaccine donations and to avoid unduly applauding donors for a behaviour that created and exacerbated a situation of vaccine inequality in the first place.

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Farwa Sial

Second Finance in Common Summit: Still steering Public Development Banks down the same privatisation path

On 19-20 October, the 2021 Finance in Common Summit (FiC) brought together more than 500 Public Development Banks (PDBs) from around the world. Following the first FiC summit last year, this year’s summit was also focused on the role of PDBs in mobilising financial resources to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Key themes of this year’s summit included the goal of transforming food systems, adaptation to climate change and the preservation of biodiversity.

  • Development Finance
Maria Jose Romero

BWI Annual Meetings 2021: Political games while the world burns (3)

Business as usual prevailed over the need for genuine reform during the Annual Meetings of the Bretton Woods Institutions earlier this month. This is the third of a three-blog series dealing with the Doing Business Report scandal, allocation of rich countries unused Special Drawing Rights and the debt crisis.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Maria Jose Romero

BWI Annual Meetings 2021: Political games while the world burns (1)

Business as usual prevailed over the need for genuine reform during the Annual Meetings of the Bretton Woods Institutions earlier this month. This is the first of a three-blog series dealing with the Doing Business Report scandal, allocation of rich countries unused Special Drawing Rights and the debt crisis.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Maria Jose Romero

BWI Annual Meetings 2021: Political games while the world burns (2)

Business as usual prevailed over the need for genuine reform during the Annual Meetings of the Bretton Woods Institutions earlier this month. This is the second of a three-blog series dealing with the Doing Business Report scandal, allocation of rich countries unused Special Drawing Rights and the debt crisis.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs