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Jean Saldanha

The Bretton Woods Institutions, 75 years on: reform or risk irrelevance.

The Bretton Woods Institutions were built on the ruins of an old world-order, at the end of World War II, and the dawn of a new world order, marked by the birth of many new nation-states and the onset of the cold-war. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Global Processes
Cecilia Gondard

The escalating costs of Public-Private Partnerships in the UK (II): who will pay the bill?

This is the second of two blogs on PPPs in the UK. Read the first part here.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Cecilia Gondard

The escalating costs of public-private partnerships in the UK (I)

This is the first of two blogs looking at PPPs in the UK. Read the second part here

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Bodo Ellmers

A Global Green New Deal – new UNCTAD report outlines a financing plan

The debate about a Green New Deal has recently been reinvigorated in both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe, the Green New Deal is part of the priorities of the European Commission’s President-elect Ursula von der Leyen. And at the UN in New York last month, sustainable development was featured in a series of global Summits, including the Climate Action Summit. In response, UNCTAD used the momentum to  launch the 2019 edition of the Trade and Development Report (TDR) which analyses the new deal from a financing perspective, identifies constraints and outlines innovative financing options. 

  • Climate Finance
Jan Van de Poel

Will the new Commissioner for International Partnerships adopt a more cautious approach towards blended finance?

Earlier this week, Members of the European Parliament had the opportunity to hear the Commissioner-designate for ‘International Partnerships’, a crucial step before she can be formally appointed by the Council later this month. In her statement to MEPs, former Finnish finance minister Jutta Urpilainen committed to focus on meeting the SDGs, reducing inequalities and eradicating poverty.

  • Aid Effectiveness
Jan Van de Poel

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

Following the European elections in May, former German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen has assumed the role of President-elect of the European Commission. In July, von der Leyen, the first woman to take this post, released a concept paper titled “A Union that strives for more” and on Tuesday this week she unveiled the names of the new Commissioners.  And with these releases, the policy agenda of the next European Commission, mandated to govern until 2024, is slowly taking shape. In response, we ask what are the implications for development finance?   

  • Development Finance
Jan Van de Poel

Building political momentum will be crucial for the way forward — Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation Senior Level Meeting

In this short blog, Eurodad looks back at the past senior level meeting (SLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC), a multi-stakeholder platform established to make sure all development actors deliver on their commitments to ensure development cooperation is really eradicating poverty and bringing about sustainable development. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Global Processes
Maria Jose Romero

Business, business and business - is this the new mantra for EU development cooperation?

As the promised leveraging effects of blended finance fail to materialise, the European Union is increasingly focussing on the policy environment in partner countries, based on an assumption that the problem must lie there. 

  • Development Finance
Jan Van de Poel

Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation: Will this weekend’s Senior Level Meeting turn the tide on effective development?

In this blog, Eurodad offers its take on the upcoming senior level meeting (SLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC), a multi-stakeholder platform established to make sure all development actors deliver on their commitments to ensure development cooperation is really eradicating poverty and bringing about sustainable development. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Global Processes
Cecilia Gondard

Les ONGs veulent des engagements clairs sur le volet développement des prochaines négociations budgétaires européennes

Le prochain budget de l'UE (2021-2027) est en cours de négociation. En avril, le Parlement européen a confirmé sa position sur Instrument de voisinage (NDICI), de coopération au développement et de coopération internationale, qui déterminera la coopération au développement de l'UE sur cette période.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance