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The Pandemic Papers: Reviews of Covid-19's impact on debt and development finance

Covid-19 has unleashed a crisis of unimaginable proportions. In this compilation of reports and briefings released throughout 2020, we review the impact of the pandemic on debt and development finance.

Read the book in English, French and Spanish.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Global Processes
Iolanda Fresnillo

A tale of two emergencies - the interplay of sovereign debt and climate crises in the global south

Our latest report focuses on the climate emergency and how it has become a wider focus of policy discussions around debt, as extreme climatic events and environmental hazards increase both the cost of borrowing and the risk of debt crises in countries in the global south that are often already bearing large external debt stocks.

Read the report in English, SpanishPortuguese and French

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes
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
Tove Ryding

The G20’s deceptive promise to act on the crisis of the century

Faced with the crisis of the century, the G20 has failed to meet the demands of the moment. As the Saudi Arabian presidency comes to a close, Eurodad policy experts take a critical look at what has been delivered.

  • Climate Finance
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

Background briefing on the CSO-EU SCIMF policy dialogue

On behalf of participating CSOs, Eurodad has published a background briefing for the 2020 discussions between CSOs and the EU's Sub-Committee on the International Monetary Fund (SCIMF).

  • Debt Justice
  • Global Processes
Daniel Munevar

The G20 “Common Framework for Debt Treatments beyond the DSSI”: Is it bound to fail? (II)

This two-part blog series will provide an analysis of the possible structure of the G20 “Common Framework for Debt Treatments beyond the DSSI”. Part I describes the likely structure of the framework. Part II analyses why a Paris Club-based approach to the Common Framework is unlikely to succeed.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Daniel Munevar

The G20 “Common Framework for Debt Treatments beyond the DSSI”: Is it bound to fail?

This briefing provides an analysis of the possible structure of the G20 'Common Framework for Debt Treatments beyond the DSSI'. It describes the likely structure of the framework, and analyses why a Paris Club-based approach to the Common Framework is unlikely to succeed.

Read the briefing in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Maria Jose Romero

2020 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings: Disappointing response to Coronavirus crisis

Last week was a crucial week for the citizens of developing countries, who are being hit hard by the Coronavirus crisis. They are facing increasing poverty, growing inequality and uncertain futures – and were looking to the world's leaders for decisive action. Yet despite a week of stirring rhetoric from G20, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB) leaders, who claim they are determined to tackle the crisis, the results are deeply disappointing. What is clear is that world leaders and the Bretton Woods institutions need to take much more ambitious steps to deliver in the public interest. 

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Julia Ravenscroft

IMF-WB Annual Meetings: Strong rhetoric, weak action

As the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank draw to a close, Jean Saldanha, Director of the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) reflects on a crucial, but disappointing, week in development finance.

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes