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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
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
Maria Jose Romero

What are the core features of a model Public Development Bank?

Public Development Banks are in a unique and powerful position to play a key role in the post Covid-19 recovery. Explore the core features such organisations should embody.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • FiC
Maria Jose Romero

IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings 2020: a world in crisis looks for leadership

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank virtual Spring Meetings took place as global economic turmoil deepened

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Maria Jose Romero

The Spring meetings 2020: A make or break moment

The world is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis triggered by the outbreak of COVID-19. As the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs) deliver their virtual Spring Meetings, there are strong calls for an ambitious response.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Maria Jose Romero

América Latina y la epidemia de Covid-19: una crónica de múltiples crisis (II)

Este es el segundo de una serie de artículos sobre el brote de coronavirus y su impacto en América Latina. En el primer artículo exploramos los factores subyacentes de la emergencia sanitaria, incluyendo las políticas de austeridad y una mayor participación del sector privado a través de las asociaciones público-privadas (APP) en los servicios de salud.

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

América Latina y la epidemia de Covid-19: una crónica de múltiples crisis (I)

Este es el primero de dos artículos que analizan cómo está afectando a los países de América Latina la epidemia de coronavirus. En este artículo, exploramos la naturaleza de los sistemas de salud de la región, incluida su dimensión de género, las recientes políticas de austeridad implementadas en varios países y los desafíos planteados por la mayor participación del sector privado en la atención sanitaria a través de, por ejemplo, las asociaciones público-privadas (APP).

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Debt Sustainability
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
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
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
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
Enrique Guerrero Salom

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
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