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Gino Brunswijck

UN Independent Expert links International Financial Institutions’ austerity push to Human Rights impacts

This week, the UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, released a report on the role of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in imposing economic reforms that violate human rights. In particular, the report highlights how widespread promotion of austerity measures has had an adverse effect on human rights impacts in a number of countries. The document is due to be presented to the UN General Assembly in October,

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Global Processes
Maria Jose Romero

EU development finance can play a stronger and better role, say CSOs

Over the last few decades, the European financial architecture for development has changed significantly. Development finance is currently a central piece in the EU's development policy toolbox but with scarce resources available, a serious assessment is needed.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Mary Stokes

Eurodad's International Conference 2019: a round-up

From 3-4 June, we met in Ljubljana, Slovenia, for our International Conference to build momentum to create change in development finance and achieve economic justice for all. Here are just a few highlights from two days of highly productive discussions!

Mary Stokes

Registrations open for the Eurodad International Conference

Registrations are open for the Eurodad International Conference this June in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This year’s event is co-hosted with Ekvilib Institute and supported by SLOGA platform, Focus and EnaBanda.

Cecilia Gondard

French Court of Auditors’ annual report reiterates failure of public-private partnerships

In its recent annual report, the French Court of Auditors pinpoints cases of failed public-private partnerships (PPPs) once again.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Mark Perera

UN Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms

The UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights will be presenting new Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms to the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in February/March 2019.

  • Debt Justice
Polly Meeks

Joint civil society submission to the February 2019 Senior Level Meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee

This submission represents the views of a group of 27 civil society organisations (CSOs) from the global south and the global north.

  • Aid Effectiveness
Marian Blondeel

Eurodad appoints Jean Letitia Saldanha as new Director

The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Director, Jean Letitia Saldanha.

Cecilia Gondard

The problem with Public-Private Partnerships and the role of the EU

Public-Private Partnerships are a deeply worrying trend and carry far more risk for the state than for the private companies involved, writes Enrique Guerrero Salom.

This article was originally published in the Parliament Magazine.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Eurodad

Open letter to the EU on the use of ODA to support private investments in developing countries

CSOs’ recommendations for the use of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to support private investments in developing countries, ahead of future EU Multiannual Financial Framework discussions.

  • Aid Effectiveness
Gino Brunswijck

2018 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings: the Bank has more money, but promises little change

The Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank took place amid warnings of a ‘borrowed boom’ as an uptick in global growth was matched by global debt levels reaching record highs. 

  • Debt Justice
Bodo Ellmers

IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings: drifting off course as multilateralism faces headwinds.

The 2017 spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank, which also included the second edition of the Global Infrastructure Forum, took place against the uncertainty generated by geopolitical changes such as the election of President Trump in the US and the formalisation of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes