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21 December 2018
Dear Friends,
We are pleased to bring you our last newsletter of 2018. We hope you have enjoyed reading all the latest news from Eurodad over the past 12 months.

Eurodad’s team is now starting a well-earned winter break and we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy holiday. We are back in the office in the beginning of 2019 – we look forward to bringing you our next newsletter in the New Year!
Top Story

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 to agree tough new rules governing development aid invested in the private sector has been criticised by Oxfam and Eurodad. After four years of discussion the Committee has only been able to agree a stop-gap arrangement that fails to ensure these investments will benefit poor communities.

News & Reports

G20 Summit in Buenos Aires: A non-event amidst citizen protests

As G20 leaders gathered in Buenos Aires ten years after the global financial crisis began, it was all too clear that ‘too big to fail banks’ have grown along with the expansion of the shadow banking industry and a worrying new wave of debt crises. Although the G20 consider themselves to be the world’s major body for economic policy coordination, are they sleepwalking into the next crisis?

Useful resources

Reality of Aid 2018 Report: Abridged Edition

The new Reality of Aid 2018 Report examines recent changes in international aid in the context of Agenda 2030, as well looking at poverty and growing inequalities within and between countries. The authors ask what role Official Development Assistance (ODA) should play in meeting the financing needs of Agenda 2030 – and whether ODA is fit for purpose?

Job openings

Overseas Development Institute: Research Officer/Senior Research Officer – Development Strategy & Finance

ODI is seeking to appoint a Research Officer or Senior Research Officer to join ODI’s Development Strategy & Finance programme. Deadline: 13 January

Positive Money Europe: Advocacy Officer

Positive Money Europe is looking for an Advocacy Officer to play a vital role in maintaining and developing engagement with parliamentarians, NGOs and other key influencers. Deadline: 4 January

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