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Eurodad

Spring Meetings 2021: Yet another insufficient response to the Covid-19 crisis?

Eurodad's policy experts reflect on the 2021 IMF and WBG spring meetings, raising concerns of an insufficient response and the inability of the Bretton Woods Institutions to put global social equity at the heart of long-term plans to rebuild fairer post-pandemic.

  • Climate Finance
  • IFIs
Daniel Munevar

Debt, Kenya and the IMF

Covid-19 has left Kenya in a precarious position. Learn more about the urgent measures needed and why, in the following infograph.

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  • Debt Justice
  • IFIs
Chiara Mariotti

Special Drawing Rights: A three trillion dollar question (Infograph)

What are Special Drawing Rights and why are they so important to the global recovery post-Covid? Find out more in this interactive infographic. 

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  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Chiara Mariotti

The 3 trillion dollar question: What difference will the IMF’s new SDRs allocation make to the world’s poorest?

The US$650 billion allocation of SDRs proposed by the IMF will not support the post-Covid economic recovery of the poorest countries. In the following article, we set out the argument for a much larger allocation, one worth US$3 trillion.

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  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

Joint CSO statement on UN Human Rights Council resolution affirming the importance of investing in public services

Eight international civil society organisations welcome a resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted by consensus on 23 March 2021 affirming the crucial importance of investment in public services for the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Eurodad

Open Letter to the World Bank Group to strengthen public health financing and refrain from promoting public-private partnerships in health care

Urgent call to the World Bank Group to strengthen public health financing and refrain from promoting public-private partnerships in health care

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • IFIs
Eurodad

Open letter to World Bank Group President David Malpass and WBG leadership calling for whole-of-institution WBG commitment to end its fossil fuels support

More than 150 organisations and individuals have signed an open letter to the World Bank Group president and leadership, calling on the World Bank to commit to ending all support for fossil fuels. 

  • Climate Finance

Letter to the World Bank Executive Directors about ceasing publication of the Doing Business Report

More than 300 civil society organisations and academics from across the world call upon the World Bank Executive Directors to end the publication of the World Bank’s Doing Business report.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • IFIs
Eurodad

Making the "EU Climate Bank" a reality

Next 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

  • Climate Finance
Eurodad

Outlook 2021: effective multilateralism under the UN will be crucial

2021 brings the hope that the Covid-19 pandemic can be controlled, but existing inequalities are exacerbating access to the vaccine and with it, return to normal life. Here we set out what we expect to be the biggest issues we face as a network in the coming year.

  • Climate Finance
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

CSO submission to the public consultation on the reports on the Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprints

The following submission was made to the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration as part of the public consultation on the reports on the Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprints

  • Tax Justice
Eurodad

In memory of Soren Ambrose

Eurodad pays tribute to the pioneering activism of Soren Ambrose, who dedicated his life to the cause of justice.

  • Climate Finance