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

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.

  • Development 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.

  • Development Finance
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
Maria Jose Romero

Civil Society Organisations’ open letter to World Bank on PPPs

Last October, more than 150 organisations signed a PPP Global Campaign Manifesto, expressing our alarm at the increasing use of PPPs to deliver infrastructure projects and public services around the world, and in particular the World Bank’s role in promoting these contracts. Our combined evidence shows that the experience of PPPs has been negative, and few PPPs have delivered results in the public interest. Our concerns are echoed by many more organisations and individuals across the world, who are alarmed by the risk that this represents for developing countries.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Global Processes
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
Bodo Ellmers

Vultures in Paris: Bilateral creditors achieve deal with Argentina

Argentina and its bilateral creditors, coordinated by the Paris Club, have reached a deal to settle outstanding loans that were in default since 2001. According to the agreement made on 29 May, Argentina is going to pay US$ 9.7 billion over the next five years.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Bodo Ellmers

Vulture funds: US court ruling on Argentina enrages debt justice campaigners

The long litigation odyssey between the government of Argentina and holdout creditors continues.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Bodo Ellmers

IMF acknowledges failure of recent debt restructurings, proposes new reforms

As the United Nations moves rapidly towards alternative proposals to sovereign debt work-out, it seems that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) does not want to be sidelined on the issue.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Eurodad

39 CSOs sign up urging EU to cancel Haiti’s debt

Almost 40 civil society organizations signed a letter calling upon Members of the European Parliament Committee on Development and European Development Ministers to take action with respect to Haiti’s debt.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution