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Jan Van de Poel

Plummeting aid figures fail to meet spending target while leaving poorest behind

New preliminary aid figures released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today show spending in 2018 fell by 2.7 per cent compared to 2017, with the neediest countries being hit hardest.

  • Aid Effectiveness
Bodo Ellmers

World Economic Outlook: Eurodad warns that new debt crises could derail the sustainable development goals

The new World Economic Outlook released today indicates that the world economic situation is deteriorating. Many poor countries have already been struck by debt crises.

  • Development Finance
Maria Jose Romero

Eurodad response to selection of David Malpass as the new president of the World Bank Group

The selection of David Malpass as the new president of the World Bank is a missed opportunity to put an end to the gentlemen's agreement and strengthen the legitimacy of the World Bank. 

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes
Tove Ryding

European court rules that Belgium’s ‘sweetheart’ tax scheme is not state aid - exposes cracks in broken tax system

Today, the European Court of Justice ruled against the European Commission, which had alleged that the Belgian tax scheme, known as the ‘excess profit scheme,’ provided illegal state aid worth around €700 million to multinational corporations.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging
Tove Ryding

Eurodad reaction to the European Commission’s initiative on EU tax decision making

Today, the European Commission kick-started the debate on whether to change EU decision making on tax matters, suggesting a stepwise move towards qualified majority voting, including giving an active role to the European Parliament.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging
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