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69 CSOs welcome landmark General Comment by African Commission on States' obligations to public services

69 civil society organisations welcome the publication yesterday of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) landmark General Comment detailing States’ obligations with regard to public services, such as education, healthcare and water. This is a major step forward to consolidate the human rights and legal framework, in a context where public services have emerged as one of the critical tools to address the climate, health, food, and inequality crises of the last years.

  • Development Finance
Chiara Mariotti

Analysis: World Bank and IMF failure to address the global polycrisis makes systemic reform even more urgent

Last week’s meetings proved yet again that without fundamental reform to how both the World Bank and IMF are governed, and how they ultimately operate, the same mistakes will be repeated again and again. And that is unacceptable.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs

Join Eurodad and partners at the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings

Join Eurodad and partners at the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF), that will be held in-person in Washington, DC, alongside the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings 2022

  • Climate Finance
  • IFIs

Joint CSO recommendations ahead of the September 2022 meeting of the DAC WP STAT: Towards increased quality and integrity of ODA in the context of PSIs and SDRs

A coalition of 33 CSOs expressed their concerns about the quality and integrity of ODA statistics ahead of the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP STAT) meeting on 26-28 September. 

  • Development Finance

Von der Leyen boasts of EU Global Gateway progress despite fundamental flaws

Our joint media reaction with Counter Balance to Von der Leyen's claims on the EU Global Gateway during the State of the Union 2022 speech. 

  • Development Finance
Mary Stokes

Six recommendations to ensure the new global climate finance goal is effective

We sent six recommendations to the UNFCCC so that the new post-2025 climate finance goal (NQCG) effectively helps deliver on the Paris Agreement. 

  • Climate Finance
  • NQCG
Leia Achampong

Where do things stand on the global US$100 billion climate finance goal?

Developed countries provided and mobilised US$ 83.3 billion in 2020 in climate finance, an increase on previous years but still a long way from the US$ 100 billion climate finance goal set in 2009. In this article, we take a look at the most recent data to assess where things stand today.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes
  • NQCG

Joint letter calling for an end to discrimination in the EU

Almost 100 civil society organisations have written to EU leaders regarding the unacceptable and disrespectful behaviour of a member of the European Parliament at an Agora event at the European Development Days (EDDs) hosted by Eurodad and Counter Balance. In fact, the reaction of Mr. Bütikofer MEP to the concluding remarks of the host, Ms Jean Saldanha, the Director of Eurodad was very disrespectful. This unacceptable behaviour is aggravated by the fact that Ms Saldanha is a woman of colour. While this letter is based on this one instance of misconduct, it reflects a systemic pattern of behaviour that is not isolated to one individual or EU institution and that should be addressed by the European Commission in light of its commitment to achieve a ‘Union of equality’.

  • Gender Justice
Bodo Ellmers

The G7 Summit in Elmau 2022. Intensified geopolitics overshadow the development agenda

The G7 summit in Elmau was the highlight of the German G7 presidency in 2022. Contrary to the original intentions of the German government, security policy and geostrategy dominated the process, due to the conflict in Eastern Europe. 

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes
Eurodad

Towards increased quality and integrity of ODA in the context of Private Sector Instruments and Special Drawing Rights.

Civil society from around the world have written an open letter raising concerns about the quality and integrity of ODA statistics. 

Read the letter

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Eurodad

Sign-on letter in response to discriminatory incident at Eurodad / Counter Balance EDDs event

Our director, Jean Saldanha, was subject to aggressive behaviour at our joint event at the EDDs this June. We are calling on EU institutions and bodies to address this systemic issue, and to prevent such behaviour and redress it when it occurs.

  • Development Finance
Eurodad

CSOs call on G7 to bring an end to the IMF's harmful surcharge policy

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.

  • Debt Justice
  • IFIs