Development Finance

Eurodad

Joint CSO statement on UN Human Rights Council resolution affirming the importance of investing in public services

Eight international civil society organisations welcome a resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted by consensus on 23 March 2021 affirming the crucial importance of investment in public services for the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Eurodad

Open Letter to the World Bank Group to strengthen public health financing and refrain from promoting public-private partnerships in health care

Urgent call to the World Bank Group to strengthen public health financing and refrain from promoting public-private partnerships in health care

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • IFIs

Development Finance Watch - Join the call to end the World Bank's Doing Business report

#DoingBusinessReport #DebtJustice #IWD2021 #Covid19 #UpcomingEvents
  • Development Finance
  • Doing Business Report
Chiara Mariotti

How many scandals will it take for the World Bank to start doing rights not rankings?

  • The publication of the World Banks’ 2021 Doing Business Report was stopped in August 2020 following a scandal that uncovered data manipulation and altered scores in four countries.
  • As a result of these irregularities, Saudi Arabia was named the top improving economy of 2020 around the time of the “Davos in the Desert” summit and a year after the Khashoggi murder.
  • The World Bank has launched another review of the Doing Business methodology and is finally seeking feedback from CSOs, but for a meaningful and participatory consultation it must extend the deadline for feedback and organise a follow-up discussion.
  • Aid Effectiveness
  • IFIs

Letter to the World Bank Executive Directors about ceasing publication of the Doing Business Report

More than 300 civil society organisations and academics from across the world call upon the World Bank Executive Directors to end the publication of the World Bank’s Doing Business report.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • IFIs
Daniela Gabor

The Liquidity and Sustainability Facility for African sovereign bonds: who benefits?

The aim of this paper is to contribute to an informed dialogue on the most appropriate forms of development finance in view of the critical debt situation of African countries and in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Covid-19
Eurodad

Covid-19 crisis: Key ingredients for a feminist recovery

In this second part of our blog series on Covid-19 from a feminist perspective, we look at what needs to be considered when designing policy responses to the Covid-19 socio-economic crisis.

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  • Gender Justice
Eurodad

Covid-19 crisis: How the pandemic is deepening gender inequalities

In this first part of our blog series on Covid-19 from a feminist perspective, we look at how the pandemic is impacting women and girls and deepening gender divides.

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  • Gender Justice
Eurodad

220 organisations urge G20 finance ministers to back a new round of IMF Special Drawing Rights, as poorest countries struggle with Covid-19 crises

A new allocation of Special Drawing Rights would send a strong signal of renewed multilateral coordination that puts life first.

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Chiara Mariotti

Mind the gap: It’s time for the IMF to close the gap between rhetoric and practice

As countries face the difficult challenge of recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, civil society is calling on the IMF to finally close the gap between its rhetoric and practice by no longer recommending austerity measures in long-term loan programmes.

  • Development Finance
  • IFIs