Covid-19

Jean Saldanha

IMF-WB Spring Meetings: Missed opportunities risk creating another lost decade for development

Eurodad Director Jean Saldanha reflects on the 2021 World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings.

  • Climate Finance
  • IFIs
Daniel Munevar

Debt, Kenya and the IMF

Covid-19 has left Kenya in a precarious position. Learn more about the urgent measures needed and why, in the following infograph.

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  • Debt Justice
  • IFIs
Chiara Mariotti

Special Drawing Rights: A three trillion dollar question (Infograph)

What are Special Drawing Rights and why are they so important to the global recovery post-Covid? Find out more in this interactive infographic. 

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  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Chiara Mariotti

The 3 trillion dollar question: What difference will the IMF’s new SDRs allocation make to the world’s poorest?

The US$650 billion allocation of SDRs proposed by the IMF will not support the post-Covid economic recovery of the poorest countries. In the following article, we set out the argument for a much larger allocation, one worth US$3 trillion.

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  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Kate Bayliss

‘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
Jason Rosario Braganza

Opinion: Will rich nations finally deliver solutions to the debt crisis?

We are at a crucial juncture. Global discussions on how to respond to low- and middle-income countries’ increasing debt burdens could lead us to a prolonged debt crisis in the global south, especially in Africa, or to game-changing debt architecture reform. The question is: What path will high-income countries choose?

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Leia Achampong

How lessons from development finance can strengthen climate finance

Climate finance is a vital and powerful sustainable development tool. This briefing highlights lessons learned from long-standing work on development finance that need to be taken into account in climate finance discussions taking place in 2021.

  • Climate Finance
  • Covid-19
Daniel Munevar

A debt pandemic: Dynamics and implications of the debt crisis of 2020

Our latest briefing provides an overview of the dynamics and implications of the 2020 sovereign debt crisis. The prioritisation of creditor rights over the livelihoods of the population of developing countries is a well-known dead-end. Instead, the international community must recognise that the health and wellbeing of millions of people in developing countries is a precondition for debt sustainability.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19

Bangladesh, Covid-19 and Debt

The Covid-19 crisis threatens to erode two-decades' of progress on poverty reduction in Bangladesh. This difficult situation highlights the need for a more ambitious response to the crisis.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Daniela Gabor

The Liquidity and Sustainability Facility for African sovereign bonds: who benefits?

The aim of this paper is to contribute to an informed dialogue on the most appropriate forms of development finance in view of the critical debt situation of African countries and in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Covid-19