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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
Eurodad

Our 2019 International Conference and General Assembly

On 3 and 4 June, Eurodad held its International Conference, followed by the General Assembly on 5 June in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Thanks to our excellent co-host Ekvilib Institute and the support of Focus, SLOGA Platform and EnaBanda, we were able to accommodate over 150 attendees to define our network’s way forward to achieve economic justice for all.

Cecilia Gondard

CSOs call for a clear development commitment in the next EU budget negotiations

The next EU budget (2021-2027) is under negotiation. In April the European Parliament confirmed its stand on the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), which will determine EU development cooperation during this period. The Parliament’s position includes crucial provisions to ensure that the instrument is up to the task of eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities and supporting sustainable development.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Jan Van de Poel

G20 – a chance for solutions, or a part of the problem?

As G20 leaders meet this weekend to debate the state of the global financial and economic system, there is no shortage of problems to discuss. 

  • Gender Justice
Gino Brunswijck

Delivering human rights and the SDGs: Does IMF Conditionality pass muster?

Last week the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published its Review of Program Design and Conditionality 2018, which provides an overview of the IMF’s lending programmes between 2011 and 2017

  • Aid Effectiveness
Olivia Lally

Call to action - support the tax justice pledge.

Civil society organisations from across Europe have launched a tax justice pledge in the lead up to the European election, which take place across EU Member States from the 23 – 26 May 2019. The tax justice pledge calls on election candidates to commit to supporting five policy priorities, should they be elected as Members of European Parliament (MEPs).

  • Tax Justice