Debt Justice

Gino Brunswijck

Using the debt crisis to advance donor-driven economic policies: The case of Ghana

On International Women’s Day several Ghanaian CSOs took a stand for improving gender equality in the labour market, education and health services. For example, health CSOs underlined in a manifesto presented to a Minister that “gender inequality still exists in health service delivery, and women’s rights are continuously being infringed on, as they include those living with disabilities and mental health issues lack access to quality health care”. However, Ghana will have to address these challenges while its debt is snowballing. 
  • Aid Effectiveness
Daniel Munevar

Covid-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis III

This is the third part of a blog series covering the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable countries in the global south. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countires in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the Covid-19 epidemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the epidemic.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Daniel Munevar

Covid-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis II

This is the second part of a blog series covering the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable countries in the global south. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countries in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the Covid-19 epidemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the epidemic.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Daniel Munevar

Covid-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis I

This is the first part of a blog series covering the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable countries in the global south. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countires in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the Covid-19 pandemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the pandemic.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Iolanda Fresnillo

A call to action for CSOs: Stop the new debt crisis from derailing women’s rights

by Iolanda Fresnillo, Eurodad and Verónica Serafini, LATINDADD

This blog outlines the serious barriers women are facing due to the unfurling debt crisis in the global south. As debt payments increase, resources are diverted from public services investments and towards the outsourcing and privatisation of these services. This poses a threat to women’s rights and equality. CSOs across the world can help tackle this injustice, but, as this blog states, a greater gender focus for our actions is essential.

  • Gender Justice

#IWD2020 - Stop the news debt crisis derailing women's rights

International Women's Day 2020


#2020 #IWD #Devex #Gender #EachForEqual #JobVacancy

  • Gender Justice

#IWD2020 - Stop the news debt crisis derailing women's rights

International Women's Day 2020


#2020 #IWD #Devex #Gender #EachForEqual #JobVacancy

  • Gender Justice
Julia Ravenscroft

Impoverished countries spending up to 40% of government revenues on repaying debt, according to new research

A report published today shows that rapidly rising and more expensive public debt is pitting the rights of creditors against those of the world’s poorest - and in particular women and girls - as countries devote up to 40 per cent of revenue to external debt service.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability
Eurodad

How public services and human rights are being threatened by the growing debt crisis

#2020 #EU #Debt #AidEffectiveness #Devex #PPPs #OutOfService #GreenDeal #JobVacancy

  • Development Finance
Iolanda Fresnillo

Out of service: How public services and human rights are being threatened by the growing debt crisis

Public services play a critical role in advancing human rights and fighting inequality. However, growing levels of external public debt, especially in the global south, threaten the very services on which citizens depend in order to have even a basic standard of living.

Read the report in English, French and Spanish

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution