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In a submission this week, Eurodad together with more than 50 members and partners from the North and South commented on the draft framework suggested by the World Bank Group on disclosure in public-private partnerships (PPPs).  Read the full submission ...

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. ...

Reaction to Council Conclusions on a stronger role of the private sector in development cooperation

ACTIONAID – EURODAD – OXFAM12 December 2014 - Media reaction  EU governments’ fixation with private sector could compromise commitment to people in poverty  Today EU Development Ministers agreed to boost the role of the private sector in development cooperation. Leading international NGOs ActionAid, Eurodad and Oxfam recognise the important role businesses can play in reducing poverty, but argue that placing the private sector at the centre of EU development policy shows ministers ...