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The Global Alliance for Tax Justice nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2021

"There is no enduring peace without social justice, and no social justice without tax justice.” - Dereje Alemayehu, Executive Coordinator of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice.

This week, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ), of which Tax Justice Europe is the European Branch, and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Click here for the press release published by GATJ.

News & blogs

New Eurodad Report - Time for action: How private sector instruments are undermining aid budgets

Official development assistance (ODA) plays a fundamental role in an increasingly complex development finance landscape. However, ODA levels have been stagnating in recent years and a new narrative placing ‘the private sector’ at the heart of resource mobilisation efforts has emerged. This report brings together and analyses all agreements and commitments made to date by DAC members on the topic of ODA and private sector instruments, their implications and the main issues at stake.

Click here for a blog related to the report. 

Grenada, Covid-19 and debt

While Covid-19 has had a limited impact on the health of Grenada's population, the economic impact of the virus has been devastating. 

This blog is part of a series of articles that Eurodad is producing in collaboration with our global partners on the implementation of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), which compliments and updates the report published in October 2020. 

Click here to read the full blog.

Making the "EU Climate Bank" a reality

This week, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will organise its annual  EIB-CSO seminar. Ahead of the event, Eurodad, together with 47 CSO organisations sent the following open letter, calling on the EIB to take necessary steps to truly become the EU Climate Bank. 

Click here to read the full news story.

If this isn’t best practice, then what is?

OECD Guidance to the Blended Finance Principles was launched this week. 

Eurodad member Act Church of Sweden comments on the document and offers three simple guidelines to complement it.

Read the full blog here.

Events

Book launch: Critical reflections on public private partnerships

5 February 2021 

COVID-19 has emphasised the need to look carefully at Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and the ways in which PPPs are being used as a response to many of the development challenges amplified by the pandemic.

Join the authors - including Eurodad's María José Romero - and Philip Alson, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, in a discussion of the ways in which PPPs have operated across different sectors and the implications of what we know from this history for assessing their use as a response to many of the challenges resulting from the pandemic.

Click here for more details on the event and how to register.

A debt moratorium – but for whom? The G20 DSSI and its logic to not help those who need it most

Organised by EURODAD, erlassjahr .de, Jubilee Caribbean and LATINDADD

10 February 2021

In April 2020, the G20 finance ministers adopted the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) to support poor countries in fighting the consequences of the corona pandemic. In the tradition of other debt relief initiatives, it is limited to the 73 poorest countries. The focus paper “A debt moratorium – but for whom?” examines the logic of in- and exclusion according to income and not debt problems by looking at the two regions Central America and the Caribbean.

In the webinar, the report and its conclusions will be presented and discussed, and we will hear views from affected regions, before discussing civil society strategies to challenge the exclusionary logic of debt relief.

Click here for more details on the event and how to register.

Job vacancies

Admin & Communications Intern

Eurodad is looking for an Admin & Communications Intern to help ensure that the essential activities required by our growing multinational team are carried out effectively and efficiently.

Click here for more information on the job description and how to apply.

Deadline: 7 February 2021

Financing for Development and Economic Justice Policy Adviser at ActionAid

ActionAid is looking for a Financing for Development and Economic Justice Policy Adviser to lead and coordinate ActionAid’s policy work and external engagement on financing for development & economic justice.

Click here for more information on the job description and how to apply.

Deadline: 19 February 2021

Tax and Education Alliance Project Coordinator at ActionAid

ActionAid is looking for a Tax and Education Alliance Project Coordinator to lead and manage the project’s planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to achieve the defined project objectives/outcomes in line with the approved project document.

Click here for more information on the job description and how to apply.


This newsletter has been produced with co-funding from the European Union, Bread for the World and Norad. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Eurodad and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the funders.

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