Aid Effectiveness

Chiara Mariotti

How many scandals will it take for the World Bank to start doing rights not rankings?

  • The publication of the World Banks’ 2021 Doing Business Report was stopped in August 2020 following a scandal that uncovered data manipulation and altered scores in four countries.
  • As a result of these irregularities, Saudi Arabia was named the top improving economy of 2020 around the time of the “Davos in the Desert” summit and a year after the Khashoggi murder.
  • The World Bank has launched another review of the Doing Business methodology and is finally seeking feedback from CSOs, but for a meaningful and participatory consultation it must extend the deadline for feedback and organise a follow-up discussion.
  • Aid Effectiveness
  • IFIs

Letter to the World Bank Executive Directors about ceasing publication of the Doing Business Report

More than 300 civil society organisations and academics from across the world call upon the World Bank Executive Directors to end the publication of the World Bank’s Doing Business report.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • IFIs

Reaction to G20 Common Framework for Debt Treatments: designed by and for creditors

#Covid19 #G20 #DSSI #Ecuador #Debt #FIC #OECD #CFJ #DAC #PDB

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • 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 November 2020 OECD Development Assistance Committee High Level Meeting

The upcoming Development Assistance Committee (DAC) High Level Meeting (HLM) provides an opportunity for DAC Members to commit to doing development better. This joint civil society submission represents the views of a group of 26 civil society organisations (CSOs) from the global south and the global north.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
Jan Van de Poel

Eurodad response to the DAC’s agreement on reporting debt relief as ODA

Today the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) – the group of countries that regulate how aid should be reported – agreed new rules for reporting debt relief as Official Development Assistance (ODA). Eurodad regrets that donor governments decided to rush an agreement, which allows them to report additional ODA for debt relief.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
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

Covid-19 and Official Development Assistance: current issues and challenges

The Covid-19 pandemic is in danger of seriously undermining the capability of developing countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Helping these countries to respond adequately to the health emergency and economic fall-out requires a broad range of systemic measures and close international cooperation.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
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
Jan Van de Poel

What is the role of ODA in tackling the corona crisis?

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis. As Covid-19 spreads across the globe it threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries.

  • Aid Effectiveness