News & Analysis

News and analysis on complex policy issues by experts in their field.

Maria Jose Romero

Latin America and the outbreak of Covid-19: a chronicle of multiple crises (II)

This is the second in a series of articles on the outbreak of Covid-19 and the impact on Latin America. In the first article we explored the underlying factors of the health emergency, including the austerity policies and increased role of the private sector, through health public-private partnerships (PPPs).

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Debt Sustainability
Maria Jose Romero

Latin America and the outbreak of Covid-19: a chronicle of multiple crises (I)

In this article, we analyse how the Covid-19 outbreak is affecting Latin American countries and their ability to respond to the health emergency in an effective and equitable way.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Debt Sustainability
Eurodad

Eurodad and Covid-19

Covid-19 is a global health emergency that can only be effectively tackled by well-resourced public health systems and public policies that prioritise the vulnerable. These are issues that Eurodad has long advocated for.

Cecilia Gondard

Open letter to European World Bank Executive Directors on WBG promotion of public-private partnerships

Eurodad, along with 34 other CSO organisations, have today sent an open letter to the European World Bank Executive Directors (EDs) regarding the WBG's promotion of public-private partnerships (PPPs).

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Iolanda Fresnillo

Report from the Expert Seminar - Promoting governance innovation in sovereign debt restructurings: What are our options?

This seminar took place in the context of an emerging wave of debt crises across the globe, and an especially acute situation in Argentina, which had already partly defaulted on sovereign debts and announced that action on debt needs to be taken.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Bodo Ellmers

Making debt work for development: Wrap-up of the 12th UNCTAD Debt Management Conference

The 12th UNCTAD Debt Management Conference titled “Making debt work for development” took place in Geneva this week. At one of the best attended policy conferences ever, several hundred participants – including Eurodad staff, members and partners - discussed topics such as how to tackle the unfolding developing country debt crisis, debt sustainability analyses for a new debt landscape, new debt transparency initiatives, and more effective debt workout mechanisms. Participants agreed that urgent action is needed to address the new wave of debt crises, and called for more political will.

  • Debt Justice
Bodo Ellmers

Civil Society Letter concerning the draft UN Resolution on External Debt Sustainability and Development

Eurodad, along with CSOs from across the world, welcome the draft UN General Assembly Resolution on "External Debt Sustainability and Development."

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Jean Saldanha

Eurodad Submission to the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development

On 4-6 November 2019, the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development met in Geneva to continue discussions on the issues, concerns and challenges raised in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

  • Aid Effectiveness
Gino Brunswijck

Annual Meetings round-up: 75 years of the Bretton Woods institutions, little cause for celebration

The 2019 World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual meetings last week marked the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs). However, there was little cause for celebration.

Eurodad

Declaration of civil society organisations at the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings in light of the impacts of austerity policies in Ecuador, Argentina and Haiti

Thirty-five civil society organisations have today signed a declaration rejecting the IMF austerity policies implemented in Ecuador, Argentina and Haiti.

  • Debt Justice
Eurodad

CSO FfD Group (including Women’s Working Group on FfD) Declaration High Level Dialogue on Financing for Development (FfD)

Background
 
As the UN meets this September to discuss the climate crisis and sustainable development, it is evident that meaningful progress is only possible if world leaders commit to fix a broken global financial system. Those impacted the most by inaction as the world confronts the multiple crises at our doorsteps - financial crises,
debt crises, climate crisis, and crisis of multilateralism - are those at the bottom rung of structural inequality ladder. This is in violation of the fundamental principles of human rights, especially women’s rights and gender equality.
  • Gender Justice
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