Jan Van de Poel

Jan Van de Poel

Development Finance Institutions and Covid-19: Time to reset

A new analysis of how Development Finance Institutions are responding to the Covid-19 crisis suggests they are unable to foster inclusive and sustainable businesses and spur a much needed transition to low-carbon economies.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • FiC
Jan Van de Poel

Eurodad response to the DAC’s agreement on reporting debt relief as ODA

Today the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) – the group of countries that regulate how aid should be reported – agreed new rules for reporting debt relief as Official Development Assistance (ODA). Eurodad regrets that donor governments decided to rush an agreement, which allows them to report additional ODA for debt relief.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
Nerea Craviotto

Donor countries will undermine the integrity of aid if they continue reporting debt relief as ODA

Debt relief should not be reported as ODA. In the coming weeks, DAC members need to decide what is most important to them: allowing ODA double counting and inflation to create incentives to reward debt relief or upholding the credibility, integrity and solid reputation of DAC statistics.

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Jan Van de Poel

Covid-19 and Official Development Assistance: current issues and challenges

The Covid-19 pandemic is in danger of seriously undermining the capability of developing countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Helping these countries to respond adequately to the health emergency and economic fall-out requires a broad range of systemic measures and close international cooperation.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
Nerea Craviotto

Will donors finally agree on fair rules for reporting debt relief as ODA?

The rules on how debt relief should be counted as Official Development Assistance are currently being negotiated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) – under the auspices of its Chair Susanna Moorehead – and the Paris Club, which is an informal group of creditor governments. 

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Jan Van de Poel

What is the role of ODA in tackling the corona crisis?

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis. As Covid-19 spreads across the globe it threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries.

  • Development Finance
Jan Van de Poel

Is ODA up to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic?

On 16 April 2020, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the preliminary statistics on Official Development Assistance (ODA) for 2019.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
Nerea Craviotto

Aid levels show donors far from delivering on commitments as Covid-19 pandemic calls for more and better aid

New statistics published today in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic show donors are far from delivering on their long-standing commitments and urgently need to reassess the way aid is delivered to target those who are being left behind.

  • Development Finance
Jean Saldanha

Eurodad Submission to the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development

On 4-6 November 2019, the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development met in Geneva to continue discussions on the issues, concerns and challenges raised in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

  • Aid Effectiveness
Jan Van de Poel

Will the new Commissioner for International Partnerships adopt a more cautious approach towards blended finance?

Earlier this week, Members of the European Parliament had the opportunity to hear the Commissioner-designate for ‘International Partnerships’, a crucial step before she can be formally appointed by the Council later this month. In her statement to MEPs, former Finnish finance minister Jutta Urpilainen committed to focus on meeting the SDGs, reducing inequalities and eradicating poverty.

  • Aid Effectiveness