Aid Quality

Julia Ravenscroft

Rise in overseas aid in 2021 still fails to meet needs of global crises

  • Donations of excess vaccines, in-country refugee costs, the use of private sector instruments and debt relief continues to inflate aid figures
  • 40 CSOs across the world issue a joint statement calling for more and better-quality ODA
  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Nerea Craviotto

Under pressure: How private sector instruments are threatening the untying of aid

The Covid-19 pandemic is much more than a health crisis. And although it has affected all populations around the world, the consequences in richer versus poorer countries differ substantially. Official Development Assistance (ODA), or aid, has a fundamental role to play. It is the largest source of external financing for Least Developing Countries (LDCs) and a vital resource for supporting key sectors that promote the reduction of poverty and address inequalities. With ODA levels stagnant, it is critical that these resources are used effectively.

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

CSOs call for plan to count donated excess Covid-19 vaccines as aid to be scrapped following failure of OECD DAC members to agree

#dropitnow #CovidVaccines #Covid19 #IFI #IMF #inequality #EurodadConference
  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19

CSOs call for entire plan to count donated excess Covid-19 vaccines as aid to be scrapped following failure of OECD DAC members to agree

Last week, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) failed to agree on a plan to report the donation of excess Covid-19 vaccine doses as aid. Yet, donors willing to report their excess vaccine donations will still be able to do so as in-kind donations, despite the lack of agreement.

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Julia Ravenscroft

CSOs across the world call on the OECD DAC to drop all plans to report the donations of excess Covid-19 vaccines as aid, as member governments fail to agree on guidelines

The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has failed to agree on a plan on how to report the donation of excess Covid-19 vaccine doses as aid, following months of wrangling. This is a bitter-sweet victory for CSOs, as donors willing to report these excess vaccine donations will still be able to do so as in-kind donations, despite the lack of agreement.

This press release was updated on 15 February following a formal announcement by the OECD. 

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

Joint CSO reaction on the ODA-eligibility of Covid-19 vaccine related spending

An open letter to the OECD by Eurodad and other civil society organisations on the latest proposal for valuation of donations of excess Covid-19 vaccine doses to developing countries in ODA.

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Farwa Sial

The Private Sector Window in World Bank’s IDA20: Where exactly is the development impact?

The proposed increase in the International Development Association's much criticised private sector window ignores civil society's concerns that it lacks adequate safeguards and reporting mechanisms to ensure that this is the best use of IDA resources. In this blog, we set out the case for redirecting these resources towards public investment

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Eurodad

Has COP26 delivered enough on climate finance to drive the ambition that vulnerable communities need?

#COP26 #PolicyForum2021 #CBCR #TaxJustice #Covid19

  • Climate Finance
  • Aid Quality
Polly Meeks

Strings still attached: Unmet commitments on tied aid

It is more crucial than ever that scarce aid resources are directed where they have most impact. And yet, new Eurodad research on tied aid finds that more than one in every five dollars of bilateral and EU aid was reported as tied in 2018.

This report is also available in French and Spanish

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Nerea Craviotto

Covid-19 vaccine donations from rich countries to global south must not be counted as aid

Shared principles and safeguards are urgently needed to prevent ODA budgets being artificially inflated by vaccine donations and to avoid unduly applauding donors for a behaviour that created and exacerbated a situation of vaccine inequality in the first place.

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19