Development Finance

Bodo Ellmers

IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings: drifting off course as multilateralism faces headwinds.

The 2017 spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank, which also included the second edition of the Global Infrastructure Forum, took place against the uncertainty generated by geopolitical changes such as the election of President Trump in the US and the formalisation of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes
Maria Jose Romero

Public Development Banks: towards a better model

Public development banks (PDBs) are enjoying a resurgence. The global financial and economic crisis has stimulated new interest in PDBs, particularly given the important role they play in providing counter-cyclical financing when private capital is in short supply.

  • Development Finance

Inviting Scandal - DfID’s dangerous plans to expand its controversial private equity arm

This briefing from Eurodad member Global Justice Now reviews recent investments by the CDC, the development finance arm of the UK Department for International Development, and shows how serious questions remain about its impact on poverty reduction.

  • Development Finance
  • Global Justice Now

Development Finance Institutions and Responsible Corporate Tax Behaviour: Where we are and the road ahead

This analysis shows how many DFIs are still not doing enough to eliminate the risk of public money being complicit in tax avoidance schemes.

  • Development Finance

How international financial institutions and donors influence economic policies in developing countries

This briefing analyses compliance with the ownership principle by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank Group and the European Commission (EC).

  • Development Finance

The responsible finance standards of multilateral institutions: state of play

Eurodad’s report The state of finance for developing countries 2014 showed that developing countries continue to lose significantly more financial resources than they gain due to failings in the international economic and monetary system. In addition, as Eurodad’s report setting out key challenges for policy makers in advance of last year’s UN summit on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa argued, the quality of the financing that developing countries receive also needs improvement.

  • Development Finance
  • Debt Sustainability

Official Flows: basic principles for transparent measurement and reporting by providers

Increasing transparency of reporting by the providers of cross border official finance (‘official flows’) can help increase the accountability of those providers to their citizens and those recipients to whom they have made promises.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity

Highway to hell: European money fuelling controversial infrastructure projects

Providing an in-depth analysis of two major infrastructure projects in the Veneto region in Italy, Re:Common and Counter Balance's report focuses on the corruption and state capture issues related to them. Both the Passante di Mestre and the Mose projects have become enmeshed in one of the biggest corruption scandals in Italian history, leading to the arrests of politicians, businessmen and public officials. We refer here to this scandal of systemic corruption as the “Veneto system”.

  • Development Finance
  • Re:Common
  • Counter Balance

What a way to make a living: using industrial policy to create more and better jobs

TTIP-style trade deals could undermine workers’ rights and force people in poor countries into low pay, low skill jobs, according to a new report from ActionAid.

  • Development Finance
  • ActionAid

Dredging in the dark: An analysis of the Dutch dredging industry’s failure to identify, prevent and mitigate adverse impacts in dredging

Two Dutch dredging companies and the Dutch government played a major role in the recent effort to widen and deepen the Suez Canal.

  • Development Finance
  • SOMO
  • Both ENDS