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Gino Brunswijck

Using the debt crisis to advance donor-driven economic policies: The case of Ghana

On International Women’s Day several Ghanaian CSOs took a stand for improving gender equality in the labour market, education and health services. For example, health CSOs underlined in a manifesto presented to a Minister that “gender inequality still exists in health service delivery, and women’s rights are continuously being infringed on, as they include those living with disabilities and mental health issues lack access to quality health care”. However, Ghana will have to address these challenges while its debt is snowballing. 
  • Aid Effectiveness
Daniel Munevar

Covid-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis III

This is the third part of a blog series covering the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable countries in the global south. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countires in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the Covid-19 epidemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the epidemic.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Daniel Munevar

Covid-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis II

This is the second part of a blog series covering the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable countries in the global south. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countries in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the Covid-19 epidemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the epidemic.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Daniel Munevar

Covid-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis I

This is the first part of a blog series covering the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable countries in the global south. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countires in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the Covid-19 pandemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the pandemic.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Iolanda Fresnillo

A call to action for CSOs: Stop the new debt crisis from derailing women’s rights

by Iolanda Fresnillo, Eurodad and Verónica Serafini, LATINDADD

This blog outlines the serious barriers women are facing due to the unfurling debt crisis in the global south. As debt payments increase, resources are diverted from public services investments and towards the outsourcing and privatisation of these services. This poses a threat to women’s rights and equality. CSOs across the world can help tackle this injustice, but, as this blog states, a greater gender focus for our actions is essential.

  • Gender Justice
Nerea Craviotto

What the new data on private sector instruments doesn’t tell us

By Cecilia Caio (Development Initiatives) and Nerea Craviotto (Eurodad). Originally published on Devex

  • Aid Effectiveness
Jean Saldanha

Eurodad's priorities for 2020

2020 starts the ten-year countdown for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also a critical period for a just response to climate change, ensuring that those who are the least responsible do not pay the greatest price.

  • Climate Finance

European Parliament hearing on aid effectiveness

On 22 January, Eurodad Director Jean Saldanha spoke as part of the public hearing on aid effectiveness held by the European Parliament Committee on Development. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
Iolanda Fresnillo

Haiti 10 years after the earthquake: the fight for social and economic justice continues

On January 12 2010 an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale ripped through Port-au-Prince metropolitan area and other parts of Haiti. More than 1.5 million people, representing 15 per cent of the country's population, were directly affected by the earthquake. According to the Haitian government, 316,000 people lost their lives. An estimated US$ 7.8 billion dollars of damage was caused - equivalent to more than 120 per cent of the GDP of 2009. Everyone in Haiti has a story that begins or ends on 12 January and many wounds remain open. Everyone lost someone. Everyone remembers where they were that day.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Eurodad

The right finance crucial to success of the EU’s Green New Deal

The new European Commission is sending a clear signal by tabling a “Green New Deal” within a month of its inception. But to be a true statement of intent rather than a mere public relations manoeuvre, it must speak to the urgency for action.  

  • Climate Finance