News & Analysis

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

Leia Achampong

A lot happened on international climate finance at the US Climate Summit; but what does it all mean?

While the Leaders' Summit on Climate brought together climate laggards and climate-vulnerable countries, the ‘invite-only’ nature of the Summit is another reminder that the climate agenda is still largely driven by rich, developed countries.

By Leia Achampong (Eurodad) and Carola Mejia (LATINDADD)

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes
Daniel Munevar

Is the IMF doing enough?

The failure of the IMF to respond to the Covid-19 crisis highlights the need for urgent international financial architecture reform. Eurodad's debt team analyse the data in this infograph.

  • Debt Justice
  • IFIs

The Civil Society FfD Group's reaction to the 2021 Financing for Development Forum

This year, the ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum took place virtually from 12 and 15 April.

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

Open letter to MEPs defending real public country by country reporting in trialogue negotiations.

Eighty civil society organisations, trade unions and networks from across Europe and all other regions urge MEPs to stand firm in defence of public country-by-country reporting.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging
Nerea Craviotto

The Covid-19 pandemic and related crises call for higher levels of ODA

In this joint statement, 77 civil society organisations across the world, including Eurodad, call current ODA levels 'economically unwise and morally flawed' given the current pandemic and interconnected crises, including climate change, conflict, fragility, and rising poverty and inequalities.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
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
  • Global Processes
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.

 

  • 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. 

Read our detailed analysis on SDRs | Click to expand the infograph

  • 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.

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes
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