Development Finance

Flora Sonkin

The relentless quest to mobilise private investment in infrastructure: more de-risking is not the answer

While G7 leaders argue that they "aim for a step change" in their approach to infrastructure financing, a market-led approach is still at the heart of the G7’s plan to "build back better for the world. In the following blog, María José Romero, Farwa Sial and Flora Sonkin analyse the proposals, the risks and an alternative way of thinking about infrastructure.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Infrastructure
Christopher Hope

Special Drawing Rights: Saving the global economy and bolstering recovery in pandemic times

A summary of key issues emerging from recent high-level event on SDR recycling mechanisms, funds, and vehicles.

This is a guest blog written by Bhumika Muchhala (Senior Policy Researcher on Global Economic Governance, Third World Network), and Christopher Hope (Policy Officer, Bretton Woods Project).

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs
Farwa Sial

Private Finance for a Post- Pandemic Africa? The Trouble with Macron’s New Africa Summit

The Summit on the Financing of African Economies convened by the French President, Emmanuel Macron last week was mostly a rhetorical exercise in supporting Africa’s post-pandemic recovery and resilience-building.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Covid-19
Leia Achampong

A lot happened on international climate finance at the US Climate Summit; but what does it all mean?

While the Leaders' Summit on Climate brought together climate laggards and climate-vulnerable countries, the ‘invite-only’ nature of the Summit is another reminder that the climate agenda is still largely driven by rich, developed countries.

By Leia Achampong (Eurodad) and Carola Mejia (LATINDADD)

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes

The Civil Society FfD Group's reaction to the 2021 Financing for Development Forum

This year, the ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum took place virtually from 12 and 15 April.

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes
Financial Transparency Coalition

Towards a people's recovery

The latest briefing by the Financial Transparency Coalition tracks fiscal and social protection responses to Covid-19 in the global south.

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Matthew Cummings

Global austerity alert: Looming budget cuts in 2021-25 and alternative pathways

The Global Austerity Alert is published by ITUC, Public Services International, Bretton Woods Project, Third World Network, Arab Watch Coalition and IPD/Columbia University.

  • Development Finance
  • Austerity
Nerea Craviotto

The COVID-19 pandemic and related crises call for higher levels of ODA

In this joint statement, 77 civil society organisations across the world, including Eurodad, call current ODA levels 'economically unwise and morally flawed' given the current pandemic and interconnected crises, including climate change, conflict, fragility, and rising poverty and inequalities.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

Just 1% of rich countries’ spending on Covid went to overseas aid

  • OECD preliminary figures for 2020 show donors still failing to reach commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on ODA
  • Loans are on the increase
  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

Spring Meetings 2021: Yet another insufficient response to the Covid-19 crisis?

Eurodad's policy experts reflect on the 2021 IMF and WBG spring meetings, raising concerns of an insufficient response and the inability of the Bretton Woods Institutions to put global social equity at the heart of long-term plans to rebuild fairer post-pandemic.

  • Climate Finance
  • Global Processes