Mark Perera

Maria Jose Romero

G20 Finance Ministers: Lack of action leaves developing countries shouldering a heavy burden

This weekend, G20 Finance Ministers passed up the chance to scale up debt relief to developing countries, demonstrating a galling lack of urgency in the face of the debt crisis engulfing a pandemic-stricken globe. Worse still, their approach risks making a bad situation worse.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Mark Perera

Eurodad reacts to UN calls for a global mechanism for sovereign debt restructurings

Today, the UN Secretary General called for a sovereign debt restructuring mechanism to be established as part of the longer term response to the Covid-19 crisis and its economic impacts. The call is accompanied by a new report from UNCTAD - the main UN body dealing with trade, investment and development issues - calling for a global authority to oversee debt restructurings.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability
Maria Jose Romero

IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings 2020: a world in crisis looks for leadership

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank virtual Spring Meetings took place as global economic turmoil deepened

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Mark Perera

Eurodad reaction to the G20 suspension of debt payments

The G20 agreement is significant and will support the immediate Covid-19 response. But the breathing space it provides countries may be short-lived.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Maria Jose Romero

The Spring meetings 2020: A make or break moment

The world is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis triggered by the outbreak of COVID-19. As the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs) deliver their virtual Spring Meetings, there are strong calls for an ambitious response.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Daniel Munevar

Debt relief must deliver on ambitions

The IMF and WB are calling on the G20 to support debt relief for impoverished countries in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak. But the institutions must break with the past to ensure debt relief fulfils its purpose.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Mark Perera

Covid-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis IV

This is the fourth part of a blog series covering the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable countries in the global south. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countries in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the Covid-19 epidemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the epidemic. 

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Jean Saldanha

The Bretton Woods Institutions, 75 years on: reform or risk irrelevance.

The Bretton Woods Institutions were built on the ruins of an old world-order, at the end of World War II, and the dawn of a new world order, marked by the birth of many new nation-states and the onset of the cold-war. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Global Processes
Gino Brunswijck

Annual Meetings round-up: 75 years of the Bretton Woods institutions, little cause for celebration

The 2019 World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual meetings last week marked the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs). However, there was little cause for celebration.

  • Aid Effectiveness
Mark Perera

Podemos resolverlo: Los 10 principios de la sociedad civil para la resolución de la deuda soberana

Ahora existe un amplio consenso en las comunidades financieras y de desarrollo internacionales de que está creciendo una nueva ola de crisis de deuda

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution