Development Finance

Glass Half Full? The state of accountability in development finance

This report documents the hurdles communities and workers face in obtaining remedy from development banks whose projects cause them harm.

  • Development Finance
  • SOMO

Diversify and conquer: transforming Bangladesh into an industrialised country

ActionAid’s policy report Diversify and Conquer discusses what Bangladesh’s government needs to do to create decent jobs for the country’s workers so they have better employment alternatives to jobs in garment factories, where they are poorly paid and badly treated. Opening this path to a brighter future requires transforming the economy by investing in manufacturing sectors that bring in more money for the country, like engineering and electronics.

  • Development Finance
  • ActionAid

Business development for poverty reduction

It is widely recognised that having productive employment is a key dimension of human wellbeing. One of the most important functions of such employment is that it generates income that may be used for vital necessities such as food, shelter and health services and hence be instrumental in poverty reduction. However, for most people there is also an intrinsic value of being productive and an associated strain of being idle and unemployed.

  • Development Finance
  • Norwegian Church Aid
Mathieu Vervynckt

An assessment of transparency and accountability mechanisms at the European Investment Bank and the International Finance Corporation

Development finance has changed substantially over the past decade. Private finance has replaced aid at the centre of global and national development initiatives, for both governments and international bodies.

  • Financial Sector Rules

Monitoring and evaluation at Development Finance Institutions

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) are increasingly expected to thoroughly report on the impacts of their operations, particularly on development and poverty reduction. Some DFIs have adopted specific monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to assess the developmental impact of their activities and make adjustments throughout the project cycle when necessary. Given DFIs’ increased role in the development landscape, analysing these systems is opportune to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and to find out ways in which they can be improved.

  • Development Finance

Agro-Colonialism in the Congo: European and US development finance is bankrolling a new round of colonialism in the DRC

A report authored by Eurodad partners GRAIN and RIAO-RDC looks at how European and US development finance is bankrolling a new round of agro-colonialism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

  • Climate Finance
  • GRAIN
  • RIAO-RDC

Reclaiming public banks: A thought provoking exercise

In this new report, Eurodad partner Counter Balance and member Re: Common look into the role of public banks as powerful tools to finance projects of public interest and how public finance needs to be transformed for this to happen.

  • Development Finance
  • Re:Common

Business Accountability FOR Development: Mapping business liability mechanisms and donor engagement with private sector in development

How can we ensure that business – in particular multinational enterprises (MNEs) – really contribute to development in the countries where they operate? How can responsibility of their actions be granted against development impacts? How to keep them accountable for spending public money? These seem quite immediate questions. However, they still need to be answered.

  • Financial Sector Rules
  • CPDE
  • TUD-TUDCN

The State of Finance for Developing Countries 2014

This report provides the most comprehensive review of the quantity of different financing sources available to developing countries, and how they have changed over the past decade.

  • Aid Effectiveness
Mathieu Vervynckt

Going Offshore: How development finance institutions support companies using the world’s most secretive financial centres

Developing countries lose billions of dollars every year through tax avoidance and evasion. Tax havens play a pivotal role in this by providing low or no taxation and by promising secrecy, allowing businesses to dodge taxes and remain largely unaccountable for their actions.

  • Development Finance