Development Finance

Enrique Guerrero Salom

The problem with Public-Private Partnerships and the role of the EU

Public-Private Partnerships are a deeply worrying trend and carry far more risk for the state than for the private companies involved, writes Enrique Guerrero Salom.

This article was originally published in the Parliament Magazine.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Julia Ravenscroft

IMF loan conditions make situation worse for crisis-hit countries, shows new study

The IMF is attaching an increasing number of conditions to its loans to crisis-hit countries – and many of these promote harsh austerity measures which are damaging countries’ ability to provide essential services to their citizens, for example health services.

  • Development Finance
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. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
Julia Ravenscroft

Report exposes how PPPs across the world drain the public purse, and fail to deliver in the public interest

A new report exposes how public private partnerships across the globe have drained the public purse and failed to deliver in the public interest.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Bodo Ellmers

A toolkit for advocacy at the World Bank Group

This toolkit aims to support civil society in their advocacy towards the World Bank Group (WBG).

  • Development Finance
  • Debt Resolution
Maria Jose Romero

History RePPPeated - How public-private partnerships are failing

Public-Private Partnerships are increasingly being promoted as the solution to the shortfall in financing needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This report gives an in-depth, evidence-based analysis of the impact of ten PPP projects across four continents, in both the global south and the global north.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Julia Ravenscroft

More than half of aid spent on procurement still goes to rich countries' firms - almost two decades after commitment to end 'tied aid'

A new report concludes that rich countries are still awarding more than half of their development aid procurement spending to companies from their own countries.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quality

Civil society calls on G20 leaders to urgently take joint action in tackling global challenges

More than 600 Civil Society Organizations from all over the world have been working together for the last months via the Civil 20 (C20) to engage with the G20 on the most critical challenges facing today’s world.

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes
Julia Ravenscroft

C20 Argentina: El plan del G20 para convertir la infraestructura en una ‘clase de activo’ debe ser archivado y reemplazado por un plan para aumentar y mejorar la inversión pública en infraestructura

Un informe de Eurodad concluye que el plan del G20 de desarrollar una ‘clase de activo a partir de la infraestructura’ para alentar la inversión privada en los países en desarrollo es un gran error y debe ser archivado.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Julia Ravenscroft

C20 Argentina: The G20 plan to create an infrastructure ‘asset class’ must be shelved, and replaced with a plan to increase and improve public investment in infrastructure

Eurodad report shows the G20’s plan to develop an ‘infrastructure asset class’ to encourage private investment in developing countries is fundamentally flawed and must be shelved.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance