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State of play as the global Financing for Development Conference opens on Monday


13 Jul 2015 11:57:42

When the third conference on Financing for Development opens on Monday 13 July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, there will not be a pre-agreed outcome document on the table. Instead, there is an Addis Ababa Action Agenda – until last week the Addis Ababa Accord – that leaves some major issues unresolved, including whether to establish a new intergovernmental body on tax matters under the auspices of the United Nations.  The intergovernmental tax body, which both developing countries and civil society organisations have been calling for for years, seems to be the last remaining candidate for a major concrete decision to come out of the Addis Ababa conference. And as Eurodad and others have highlighted, there are many reasons why such a tax body could benefit not only developing countries, ...

Laying bare the true cost of private sector involvement in development

Maria Romero

10 Jul 2015 10:01:33

This article was originally published in the Guardian As leaders convene for a summit that will have far-reaching repercussions for development finance, they must heed the risks of public-private partnerships Next week, world leaders will come together for the financing for development summit in Addis Ababa, where crucial decisions will be taken on how to finance the fight against global poverty for the next 15 years. Many of those dignitaries, particularly those from rich countries and from financial institutions like the World Bank and the European Investment Bank, are planning to push the role of the private sector in development. They will champion public-private partnerships (PPPs) as the right tool to finance the infrastructure projects for which developing countries are crying out. ...
+Oxfam International, Development Finance International
Statement by Eurodad representative María José Romero at the Informal Interactive Hearing for Civil Society – Third Conference on Financing for Development, 9 April 2015 Many thanks for inviting me to take part in this panel discussion and thank you ...
The large group of CSO organisations and networks that engage in the Financing for Development process conducted a thorough collective examination of the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document for the Third UN Financing for Development Conference to be held ...
Eurodad has written a submission to the Financing for Development (FfD) Elements Paper supporting the joint CSO response and outlining the elements that are found to be the key deliverables in Addis Ababa. These elements are transformative and address ...
This document has been developed by the very broad international group of Civil Society Organisations following the Financing for Development (FfD) process. While the group is diverse and positions might differ on specific issues, this document expresses ...
By Bodo Ellmers and Tove Ryding As far as financial issues are concerned, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) is shaping up to become 2015’s most important summit. If an ambitious global financing framework is not ...
* This FFD Position Paper (also available in Spanish and French) has been written by Afrodad, Eurodad, Latindadd, JSAPMDD and Third World Network, and is endorsed by more than 130 civil society organisations and networks all over the world. ...