Aid Effectiveness

Tove Ryding

Errors and Omissions: A glance at the European Commission’s new Communication on Policy Coherence for Development

The European Commission has released a new Staff Working Document on Policy Coherence for Development (PCD). The Commission’s report covers the first three years of the EU’s attempts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, an endeavour for which PCD is crucial. The document however unveils that the EU’s PCD framework, as complex as it might already be, continues to have severe omissions – in particular the complete neglect of the EU’s fiscal and monetary policies on sustainable development in and outside the EU. Moreover, while the Communication maps EU policies on taxation and investment, it sells some of those as positive contributions while it neglects the risks and negative impacts that EU policies in these areas have.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance

Reality of Aid 2018: Full Report

The changing faces of development aid and cooperation: Encouraging global justice or buttressing inequalities?

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Reality of Aid
Polly Meeks

Four Critical Steps to Ensure International Aid Works for the Poorest

By Polly Meeks, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer at Eurodad, Julie Seghers, Advocacy Advisor at Oxfam and Jiten Yumnam, Secretary General at the Centre for Research and Advocacy Manipur 
  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity
Polly Meeks

Why 2019 is a Make-or-Break Year for International Aid

Don’t just take our word that aid is in danger: former OECD heavyweights agree
  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Aid Quantity
Tove Ryding

G20 Summit in Buenos Aires: A non-event amidst citizen protests

When the global financial crisis broke, the world looked to the G20 to find solutions. But as G20 leaders recently gathered in Buenos Aires 10 years on for their 2018 Summit, it was all too clear that ‘too big to fail banks’ have grown even bigger while we’re stuck with a vastly expanded shadow banking industry and a very worrying new wave of debt crises. Even though the G20 consider themselves to be the world’s major body for economic policy coordination, they are sleepwalking into the next crisis.

  • Climate Finance
Eurodad

OECD fails to agree strict rules on development aid investments in the private sector - Oxfam and Eurodad reaction

The failure of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee’s to agree tough new rules governing aid invested in the private sector - private sector instruments - was criticised by Oxfam and the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) today. 

  • Development Finance
Polly Meeks

Reporting debt relief as ODA: civil society shut out, bad rules to be locked in?

“There are negotiations being made that are going to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems. That’s all I can tell you right now.” So goes the line from The Godfather.

  • Debt Justice
Gino Brunswijck

Unhealthy conditions: IMF loan conditionality and its impact on health financing

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) practice of attaching policy conditions to its loans for crisis-hit countries continues to trigger outrage and protest. This report investigates the conditions attached to the IMF loans for 26 country programmes that were approved in 2016 and 2017. 

  • Development Finance
Polly Meeks

After new commitments on untying aid, now it’s time for action

This article has been originally published by Public Finance International

There’s nothing like a royal baby to throw off the best-made predictions.

Back in May, as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) kicked off a new round of negotiations on untying Official Development Assistance (ODA), I blogged that this would still be a burning issue long after interest in the British royal wedding and other events of 2018 had subsided.

 

  • Aid Effectiveness
Eurodad

Civil society organisations’ position on Private Sector Instruments

This position paper, endorsed by nineteen civil society organisations from the global south and the global north, sets out issues of concern shared by all signatories in relation to the OECD Development Assistance Committee's on-going negotiations on Private Sector Instruments.

  • Aid Effectiveness