Global Processes

Chiara Mariotti

Talking straight on SDRs: What’s needed for fair and transparent distribution

In the space of a few months, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) - supplementary reserve assets created by the International Monetary Fund - have gone from being a topic for IMF geeks to the talk of the town. There are two main issues at stake.

This is the first blog in a series of blogs on SDRs.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • SDRs
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
Christopher Hope

Special Drawing Rights: Saving the global economy and bolstering recovery in pandemic times

A summary of key issues emerging from recent high-level event on SDR recycling mechanisms, funds, and vehicles.

This is a guest blog written by Bhumika Muchhala (Senior Policy Researcher on Global Economic Governance, Third World Network), and Christopher Hope (Policy Officer, Bretton Woods Project).

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Eurodad

62 CSOs deliver open letter on the Debt Transparency Initiative (DTI) to OECD, G20 and European Commission

62 civil society organisations and global networks across the world have published an open letter expressing their concerns about the design, consultation process and establishment of the ‘inadequate’ OECD Debt Transparency Initiative (DTI).

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Daniel Munevar

Infogram: Debt, Colombia and Covid-19

Covid-19 has left Colombia in a precarious position. The following infographic highlights why urgent multilateral support is needed to help the country address its debt burden.

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  • Debt Justice
  • Global Processes
Tove Ryding

Eurodad reaction to G7 Finance Ministers’ tax deal

Today's agreement is not fair nor ambitious, and there is a high risk of it leading to a more complex and ineffective tax system.

  • Tax Justice
  • Global Processes
Julia Ravenscroft

New report sheds light on structure and holdings of sovereign bonds of developing countries

Research discloses the identity of 501 institutional investors which hold a total of US$ 169 billion in sovereign bonds of 62 developing countries.

  • Debt Justice
  • Global Processes
Daniel Munevar

Infogram: Sovereign Bonds and the Covid-19 Debt Crisis

Dive deeper into key Sovereign Bond data from Sleep now in the fire: Sovereign Bonds and the Covid-19 Debt Crisis in this interactive infographic.

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  • Debt Justice
  • Global Processes
Daniel Munevar

Sleep now in the fire: Sovereign Bonds and the Covid-19 Debt Crisis

Public debt levels have been on the rise over the past decade and this dynamic has been exacerbated further by the Covid-19 pandemic. This report aims to shed light on the lack of transparency
in the case of sovereign bonds of middle- and low-income countries.

  • Debt Justice
  • Global Processes
Tove Ryding

Eurodad reaction to the European Commission’s Communication on Business Taxation

It has never been more urgent and important to fix our broken corporate tax system.

  • Tax Justice
  • Global Processes