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Eurodad at the 2022 UN ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum

Eurodad and partners represented Civil Society at this year's UN ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum in New York. 

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes
Eurodad

Who is really at the table when global tax rules get decided?

Currently, a third of the world's countries are not at the table when global tax rules get decided. Watch this short animation to see why it's time for the United Nations to take the lead, so all countries can participate on an equal footing. 

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging

Webinar Series "Skilling-up on Climate Finance"

Join us this May at Eurodad's climate finance webinar series, where we will take a deep dive into public climate finance flows, transparency of climate finance, and the gender dimensions of climate finance. 

  • Climate Finance

CSO letter on the worsening of debt distress in low- and middle-income countries and the role of the private sector

A coalition of 34 CSOs expressed their concerns regarding the rapidly worsening of debt distress and fiscal conditions in many low- and middle-income countries. Meanwhile citizens are facing inflationary pressures as well as the ongoing impact of Covid-19, the war in Ukraine and the climate crisis. This letter was sent to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, the Indonesian presidency Finance Minister Sri Mulyani and Central Bank Governor Perry Warjiyo, the European Commission, the G24, the South Centre and the UN Secretary General. 

  • Debt Justice

Open Letter to G20 Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors and the IMF: Civil Society Organizations Call for Issuance of More SDRs and Fairer Distribution

Due to the rules governing the distribution of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), more than US$400 billion of last year's US$ 650 billion issuance went to advanced economies who didn't need them. A group of CSOs are therefore calling for a new allocation of SDRs with fairer distribution to help tackle the global crises and substantial changes to the Resilience and Sustainability Trust, the IMF new instrument to channel SDRs.

  • Development Finance
  • SDRs

Join Eurodad and partners at the WBG/ IMF Spring Meetings

Join Eurodad and partners at the Civil Society Policy Forum and World Bank Group - International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings this April.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Pooja Rangaprasad

20 years after Monterrey, the UN Financing for Development process is as important as ever

This opinion piece was first published by IPS.

 

  • Development Finance
Chiara Mariotti

Civil society warns World Bank: The Business Enabling Environment Project is a rebranding of the disgraced Doing Business Report and it must be abandoned

Today the World Bank closed a consultation process on their plans to replace the discontinued Doing Business Report (DBR) with the Business Environment Enabling Project (BEE). A coalition of  CSOs have delivered a strongly worded submission arguing this is a rebranding exercise which does not address the root problems in the Bank's engagement in private sector advice

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Adrian Chikowore

The 6th EU-Africa Summit: Plenty of rhetoric, very little substance

The 6th European Union-African Union Summit was held in Brussels last month. This event - which is held every three years is designed to offer a separate platform for dialogue and setting a common political agenda, along with the existing set of policies between the members of the EU and AU.

  • Development Finance
Tove Ryding

New leak shows Swiss banking secrecy and illicit financial flows is still a serious problem

The Suisse Secrets leak confirms civil society's long held concerns that trusts can be used to circumvent transparency rules and hide money. The era of bank secrecy is far from over.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging

African-European CSOs issue statement to all Heads of States and government dignitaries attending the 6th EU-AU Summit

Ahead of the 6th European Union - African Union Summit, a coalition of African and European civil society organisations issued a declaration to urge governments and institutions to build a new AU-EU partnership based on equality, inclusivity, mutual accountability, shared values and prosperity.

  • Development Finance