This weekend, G20 Finance Ministers passed up the chance to scale up debt relief to developing countries, demonstrating a galling lack of urgency in the face of the debt crisis engulfing a pandemic-stricken globe. Worse still, their approach risks making a bad situation worse.
Mark is Policy and Advocacy Manager for Eurodad’s work on preventing and resolving debt crises, and which includes developing and strengthening civil society capacity to work on debt-related issues. Before joining Eurodad in July 2017 as Senior Networking and Advocacy Officer, Mark worked as Project Manager and EU Advocacy Coordinator for Amnesty International in Brussels. He has worked for many years in civil society, including as Lead Researcher and Advocate for the Transparency International EU Office, and in the youth and conflict resolution fields. Mark holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Bristol. His mother tongue is English, and he also speaks French, passable Swedish, and a smattering of Spanish.