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Polly Meeks

OECD fails to agree strict rules on development aid investments in the private sector - Oxfam and Eurodad reaction

The failure of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee’s to agree tough new rules governing aid invested in the private sector - private sector instruments - was criticised by Oxfam and the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) today. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
Julia Ravenscroft

IMF loan conditions make situation worse for crisis-hit countries, shows new study

The IMF is attaching an increasing number of conditions to its loans to crisis-hit countries – and many of these promote harsh austerity measures which are damaging countries’ ability to provide essential services to their citizens, for example health services.

  • Development Finance
Tove Ryding

One year since Paradise Papers – EU has taken some action, but more must be done to end tax dodging

Monday, 5 November marks the one-year anniversary of the publication of the Paradise Papers. In the immediate aftermath, the revelations caused political leaders to denounce tax dodging and promise improvements. However, one year after the scandal, most of the problems that led to Paradise Papers remain unaddressed.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging
Julia Ravenscroft

Report exposes how PPPs across the world drain the public purse, and fail to deliver in the public interest

A new report exposes how public private partnerships across the globe have drained the public purse and failed to deliver in the public interest.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Julia Ravenscroft

International experts call out Austria for blocking progress on transparency for multinational corporation practices

Ministry of Finance excuses crumble, as time runs out for citizens to see where multinationals are paying taxes.

  • Tax Justice
Julia Ravenscroft

More than half of aid spent on procurement still goes to rich countries' firms - almost two decades after commitment to end 'tied aid'

A new report concludes that rich countries are still awarding more than half of their development aid procurement spending to companies from their own countries.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quality
Julia Ravenscroft

Ten years on: Global debt at all-time high. Developing countries hit hard by fallout

Ten years after the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers (15 Sept 2008), the world is in deeper debt than it was in 2009 – the height of the financial crisis.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability
Julia Ravenscroft

C20 Argentina: El plan del G20 para convertir la infraestructura en una ‘clase de activo’ debe ser archivado y reemplazado por un plan para aumentar y mejorar la inversión pública en infraestructura

Un informe de Eurodad concluye que el plan del G20 de desarrollar una ‘clase de activo a partir de la infraestructura’ para alentar la inversión privada en los países en desarrollo es un gran error y debe ser archivado.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Julia Ravenscroft

C20 Argentina: The G20 plan to create an infrastructure ‘asset class’ must be shelved, and replaced with a plan to increase and improve public investment in infrastructure

Eurodad report shows the G20’s plan to develop an ‘infrastructure asset class’ to encourage private investment in developing countries is fundamentally flawed and must be shelved.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Julia Ravenscroft

Eurodad media response to the decision in the Ireland-Apple State Aid case

Today the European Commission ordered Ireland to retrieve €13 billion in unpaid taxes from tech giant Apple, after the country was found to have breached EU rules on ‘State Aid’.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging