Aid Quality

Chiara Mariotti

The policy lending doctrine: Development Policy Financing in the World Bank's Covid-19 response

In its use of Development Policy Financing in its Covid-19 response so far, the World Bank has lost the opportunity to break with the past and play a truly progressive and transformative role in helping countries rebuild their economies. 

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Nerea Craviotto

Time for Action: How private sector instruments are undermining aid budgets

The use of private sector instruments (PSI) has raised many questions regarding its ability to reach those most in need. Through this blog, we provide an overview of the findings of a new Eurodad report analysing the latest PSI data. 

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  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Cecilia Caio

Time for action: How private sector instruments are undermining aid budgets

Official development assistance (ODA) plays a fundamental role in an increasingly complex development finance landscape. However, ODA levels have been stagnating in recent years and a new narrative placing ‘the private sector’ at the heart of resource mobilisation efforts has emerged. This report brings together and analyses all agreements and commitments made to date by DAC members on the topic of ODA and private sector instruments, their implications and the main issues at stake.

Read the report in English and French.

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Nerea Craviotto

Four challenges when it comes to reporting debt relief as ODA

The body in charge of maintaining and improving the quality, comparability and relevance of DAC statistics on development cooperation will meet informally this week. Civil society is calling for greater transparency when it comes to reporting debt relief as ODA.

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Julia Ravenscroft

Eurodad reaction to OECD-DAC High Level Meeting - A missed opportunity

Following the OECD Development Assistance Committee High Level Meeting, Eurodad laments that delegates failed to show the solidarity that is needed to stay on track to reach the sustainable development goals.

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Julia Ravenscroft

World’s biggest development finance institutions have failed to invest in the poorest countries during Coronavirus pandemic

  • New research shows five of world’s largest DFIs – including the World Bank IFC – have directed just 2% of investments to companies based in low income countries
  • CSOs call for a rethink during virtual Finance in Common (FIC) summit next week, where 400 public development banks, including DFIs, will discuss their role in the Covid-19 recovery effort
  • Development Finance
  • FiC
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
Nerea Craviotto

Joint civil society submission to the July 2020 OECD Development Assistance Committee meeting addressing Debt Relief reporting measures

This submission represents the views of a group of 25 civil society organisations (CSOs) from the global south and the global north.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quality
Jan Van de Poel

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

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. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity