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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.

  • Development Finance
Iolanda Fresnillo

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
Jan Van de Poel

Is ODA up to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic?

On 16 April 2020, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the preliminary statistics on Official Development Assistance (ODA) for 2019.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
Leia Achampong

What’s needed from the Petersberg Climate Dialogue? Climate Finance! When is it needed? Now!

“Climate disruption is approaching a point of no return [...] We must act decisively to protect our planet from both the coronavirus and the existential threat of climate disruption.”

BBC News 

  • Climate Finance
Daniel Munevar

G20 debt service suspension: A response not fit for purpose (II)

This second part of our two-part blog series provides an assessment of the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative announced last week. Part I analyses the impact of the proposal on fiscal responses to Covid-19. Part II places the initiative in the context of the broader economic costs of the crisis for developing countries.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability
Daniel Munevar

G20 debt service suspension: A response not fit for purpose (I)

This blog series of two parts will provide an assessment of the G20 debt service suspension initiative announced last week. Part I analyses the impact of the proposal on fiscal responses to Covid-19. Part II places the initiative in the context of the broader economic costs of the crisis for developing countries. 

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability
Daniel Munevar

Six things you should know about Covid-19 and debt for developing countries

As the world grapples with responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, this blog explores the key issues for countries in the global south.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19