Debt Justice

The IMF in the Arab World: lessons unlearnt

This report surveys the IMF’s impact on post revolutionary Arab states by documenting the history of IMF involvement in the region. It then traces the change in IMF rhetoric and practice before and after 2011 in four Arab countries: Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
  • Bretton Woods Project
Bodo Ellmers

The UN's work towards faster and better resolution of debt crises: a tale of legal frameworks and basic principles for debt restructurings

To date, there are no international institutions that are in a position to resolve debt crises in a fair, orderly and sustainable manner.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution

The new debt trap: how the response to the last global financial crisis has laid the ground for the next

This report investigates the debts owed by countries as a whole – both their governments and the private sector – minus the debts owed to them. It finds that the level of such debts owed between countries has risen from $11.3 trillion in 2011 to $13.8 trillion in 2014, and predicts that in 2015 they will increase further to $14.7 trillion.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
  • Jubilee Debt Campaign

Financing for Development: Key challenges for policy makers

This paper draws key conclusions for policy makers based on research and major analyses that have been published in the run up to the United Nations’ third Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), which takes place in Addis Ababa in July 2015.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Debt Resolution
Jan Van de Poel

New anti-vulture fund legislation in Belgium: an example for Europe and rest of the world

Vulture funds target crisis countries that are already struggling to finance public services and infrastructure. An initiative in Belgium positions the country as a pioneer in efforts to stop vulture funds.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution

World Debt Figures 2015

The Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CADTM) has been working tirelessly since 1990 to demonstrate the relationship between debt and the inability of the world’s economic system to secure even the most basic rights for hundreds of millions of people around the world. 

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
  • CADTM

The Suffering of Others: The human cost of the International Finance Corporation’s lending through financial intermediaries

Billions in “out of control” IFC investments into third-parties causing human rights abuses around the world 

  • Debt Justice
  • Oxfam International

Towards justice-centred debt solutions: Lessons from Argentina

In a report titled, “Towards justice-centred debt solutions: Lessons from Argentina,” launched by Eurodad's member Debt & Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI), Argentine economist Professor Alan Cibils points to a number of lessons for Ireland and Europe from the Argentinean experience of debt crisis.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
  • DDCI

Socialising losses, privatising gains

Eurodad’s members SOMO and Both ENDS in collaboration with Transnational Institute and Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) have published a report titled Socialising losses, privatising gains. How Dutch investment treaties harm the public interest. This paper gives a critical civil society perspective on the clear tension between BITs protections and the democratic right and duty of the state to regulate in the broader public interest.

  • Debt Justice
  • SOMO
  • Both ENDS

Six key points about Greek debt and the forthcoming election

Eurodad member Jubilee Debt Campaign have put together a briefing of six key facts about Greece’s debt ahead of the country's elections on Sunday 25th January.

  • Debt Justice
  • Illegitimate Debt
  • Jubilee Debt Campaign