Eurodad looks ahead to 2021


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Eurodad looks ahead to 2021

The New Year has brought new vaccines and hope that the pandemic can be controlled in the foreseeable future. Yet the majority of the world will probably have to wait in line until the richest countries have been vaccinated. This will slow down their chances to protect themselves, resume normal life and will probably have knock-on effects on their economies and the ability of residents to work and travel.

It does not have to be this way. Eurodad believes that it is possible to achieve an equitable distribution of wealth and power, which is fairly, democratically and transparently governed from the local to the global level.

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News & Blogs

Nepal, Covid-19 and debt

By Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD) and Tax and Fiscal Justice Alliance Nepal

Nepal has been caught in a blizzard of economic and health challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Like other countries in the global south, it has received insufficient and inadequate support to tackle these challenges. The consequences of the lack of international solidarity are being felt by the most vulnerable people across the country.

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Dam debt - Understanding the dynamics of Suriname’s debt crisis

In November 2020, Suriname joined ranks with Zambia, becoming the second country to default on its sovereign debt in the aftermath of Covid-19. In this briefing, we explore the origins of Suriname’s debt crisis and highlight the substantial challenges faced by the country to overcome it.

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Useful resources

EU name change masks new restrictions in development sector

Via Isabelle Brachet for the EuObserver

Since the European Commission took office more than a year ago, there is a strong willingness to move away from a "donor-recipient relationship" to "partnerships of equals" with developing countries. A symbol of this shift is the renaming of the European Commission's Directorate for Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) into the Directorate General for International Partnerships this week.

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Cerca de cien organizaciones de todo el mundo piden moratoria de la deuda para Centroamérica 


La sociedad civil global respalda una iniciativa para postergar pagos, a fin que recursos financieros sean destinados a reparar daños causados por los huracanes IOTA y ETA.

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Deadline: 7 February 2021

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