Publicly-backed Private Finance

Kate Bayliss

‘Rebuilding better', but better for whom?

In March 2020 the World Bank Group pledged to provide US$ 160bn to client countries in the 15 months to June 2021. In this briefing we analyse the Bank's response and ask, given private finance's central role, who is truly benefitting from their Covid-19 response package? 

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • IFIs
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
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

The Pandemic Papers: Reviews of Covid-19's impact on debt and development finance

Covid-19 has unleashed a crisis of unimaginable proportions. In this compilation of reports and briefings released throughout 2020, we review the impact of the pandemic on debt and development finance.

Read the book in English, French and Spanish.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Global Processes
EPSU

Why public-private partnerships are still not delivering

Today, Eurodad and EPSU (The European Federation of Public Service Unions) are launching a report about the broken promises of public-private partnerships (PPPs).

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
Maria Jose Romero

Reclaiming Public Development Banks to finance a sustainable and equitable recovery post Covid-19

Public development banks are in a unique and powerful position to play a key role in the post Covid-19 recovery. 

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Covid-19
Maria Jose Romero

What are the core features of a model Public Development Bank?

Public Development Banks are in a unique and powerful position to play a key role in the post Covid-19 recovery. Explore the core features such organisations should embody.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • FiC
Thomas Marois

Reclaiming Public Development Banks to Finance a Sustainable & Equitable Recovery Post Covid-19

It is vital that we seize the opportunity afforded by the Finance in Common Summit to reclaim public development banks for the public good.

Originally published on IDN-InDepthNews

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • FiC
Julia Ravenscroft

Over half of the World Bank's emergency funding to tackle the Coronavirus crisis goes to the private sector

  • Almost 60 per cent of the Bank’s fast track Covid-19 Facility (US$ 8 billion) is being allocated through its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Publicly available information indicates that as of June 2020, 68 per cent of IFC Covid-19 projects targeted financial institutions
  • It also shows that 50 per cent of IFC-supported companies are either majority-owned by multinational companies or are themselves international conglomerates
  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Global Processes