Maria Jose Romero

Maria Jose Romero

BWI Annual Meetings 2021: Political games while the world burns (3)

Business as usual prevailed over the need for genuine reform during the Annual Meetings of the Bretton Woods Institutions earlier this month. This is the third of a three-blog series dealing with the Doing Business Report scandal, allocation of rich countries unused Special Drawing Rights and the debt crisis.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Maria Jose Romero

BWI Annual Meetings 2021: Political games while the world burns (2)

Business as usual prevailed over the need for genuine reform during the Annual Meetings of the Bretton Woods Institutions earlier this month. This is the third of a three-blog series dealing with the Doing Business Report scandal, allocation of rich countries unused Special Drawing Rights and the debt crisis.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Maria Jose Romero

BWI Annual Meetings 2021: Political games while the world burns (1)

Business as usual prevailed over the need for genuine reform during the Annual Meetings of the Bretton Woods Institutions earlier this month. This is the third of a three-blog series dealing with the Doing Business Report scandal, allocation of rich countries unused Special Drawing Rights and the debt crisis.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Flora Sonkin

Reclaiming sustainable infrastructure as a public good

Infrastructure is key to improving living conditions worldwide, but the current push to attract (often foreign) private finance to projects in the global south risks undermining development objectives. How can we reclaim sustainable infrastructure as a public good?

This report is available in English and Spanish

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Infrastructure
Farwa Sial

The relentless quest to mobilise private investment in infrastructure: more de-risking is not the answer

While G7 leaders argue that they "aim for a step change" in their approach to infrastructure financing, a market-led approach is still at the heart of the G7’s plan to "build back better" for the world. In the following blog, María José Romero, Farwa Sial and Flora Sonkin analyse the proposals, the risks and an alternative way of thinking about infrastructure.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Infrastructure
Maria Jose Romero

‘Rebuilding better', but better for whom?

In March 2020 the World Bank Group pledged to provide US$ 160bn to client countries in the 15 months to June 2021. In this briefing we analyse the Bank's response and ask, given private finance's central role, who is truly benefitting from their Covid-19 response package? 

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • IFIs
Maria Jose Romero

Reclaiming Public Development Banks to finance a sustainable and equitable recovery post Covid-19

Public development banks are in a unique and powerful position to play a key role in the post Covid-19 recovery. 

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Covid-19
Tove Ryding

The G20’s deceptive promise to act on the crisis of the century

Faced with the crisis of the century, the G20 has failed to meet the demands of the moment. As the Saudi Arabian presidency comes to a close, Eurodad policy experts take a critical look at what has been delivered.

  • Climate Finance
  • Covid-19
Maria Jose Romero

What are the core features of a model Public Development Bank?

Public Development Banks are in a unique and powerful position to play a key role in the post Covid-19 recovery. Explore the core features such organisations should embody.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • FiC
Thomas Marois

Reclaiming Public Development Banks to Finance a Sustainable & Equitable Recovery Post Covid-19

It is vital that we seize the opportunity afforded by the Finance in Common Summit to reclaim public development banks for the public good.

Originally published on IDN-InDepthNews

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • FiC