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

Eurodad

Joint CSO reaction on the ODA-eligibility of Covid-19 vaccine related spending

An open letter to the OECD by Eurodad and other civil society organisations on the latest proposal for valuation of donations of excess Covid-19 vaccine doses to developing countries in ODA.

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

Joint civil society submission on the Development Policy Financing Retrospective

The World Bank Group's use of Development Policy Financing as an instrument to nudge countries towards specific policy reforms, undermines countries’ policy space and democratic ownership.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Eurodad

CSOs issue joint statement following World Bank's 'inadequate' consultations on global development policies

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations issues a joint statement addressed to the World Bank Executive Directors to express concern about inadequate World Bank CSO engagement on key policy processes, such as the IDA20 replenishment and Development Policy Financing retrospective.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Daniel Munevar

A guide to IMF surcharges

IMF surcharges are a system of fees on loans from this institution which places an unfair burden on vulnerable countries that are in need of financial support. This guide explores how IMF surcharges work and provides an overview of the costs they impose on IMF borrowing at the global and country level. The large costs associated with surcharges are unjustified in the current global health crisis.

  • Debt Justice
  • IMF
Eurodad

Eurodad's submission to the World Bank's IDA20 consultation

Eurodad is disappointed with the content of the report “Building Back Better from the Crisis: Toward a Green, Resilient and Inclusive Future,” which on the replenishment of IDA and is due for endorsement by IDA Deputies in mid-December.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Eurodad

Join Eurodad's Policy Forum 2021

Join Eurodad at the virtual Policy Forum 2021 taking place from 22 to 25 November.

  • Climate Finance
Eurodad

Inaction and wishful thinking: G20 summit shows why we must go back to true multilateralism

G20 leaders met in Rome last weekend (30 and 31 October) to address what they termed “today’s most pressing global challenges”. In the end they took no meaningful new decisions. The photo opportunity with G20 leaders throwing a coin into the Trevi fountain was a potent symbol of what the Summit turned out to be: wishful thinking without any action.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes
Daniel Munevar

Making sense of Belize's Blue Bond Proposal

Lauded by its proponents as a “ground-breaking” and “innovative approach,” the proposal raises concerns upon closer review and is likely to turn into a costly missed opportunity for everyone involved.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution

Civil society calls for a renewed approach to public services to address global crises

Civil society organisations and movements launched a landmark manifesto calling for a renewed approach to public services, such as education, energy, food, health and care services, housing, social security, telecommunications, transportation, waste collection and disposal, and water and sanitation, to address the ecological, inequalities and other crises the world is currently facing. 

Read the manifesto in English | Spanish | French | Portuguese | Russian | Swahili

Sign the manifesto

  • Development Finance
Eurodad

Development banks have no business financing agribusiness

As public development banks gather at #FinanceInCommon2021, a coalition of more than 280 civil society organisations call for an immediate end to the financing of corporate agribusiness operations and speculative investments. 

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes
Farwa Sial

Joint Statement on World Bank’s IDA20 replenishment

Today, AFRODAD, the Bretton Woods Project and Eurodad issued a joint statement ahead of the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) October Forum, which will address critical issues regarding ongoing discussion over IDA20 replenishment. This comes ahead of a meeting of IDA Deputies later this month.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Eurodad

Eurodad's proposals for a WB IDA20 replenishment package that delivers for the most vulnerable

Eurodad calls for an ambitious IDA20 replenishment package that ensures that developing countries have access to concessional resources to address their democratically-determined recovery needs.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs