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Tax justice pledge for EU Elections

The upcoming European Parliamentary elections are a crucial moment to make our voices heard on the important issue of tax justice. Today Tax Justice Europe is launching the Tax Justice pledge, calling on candidates to signal their support, even before they are elected, and urging us all to contact those running in our constituency and demand that they too "fight for tax justice as a Member of the European Parliament".

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Financing Development? An assessment of domestic resource mobilisation, illicit financial flows and debt management

In mid-2025, the world’s governments will gather in Spain for the 4th United Nations Summit on Financing for Development (FfD). It will be a key moment to assess the fairness and efficiency of global economic governance, and for world leaders to address underlying systemic issues and challenges. With this in mind, it is high time to ask: how is it going with financing for development? In this report, the situation is assessed with a specific focus on debt management, domestic resource mobilisation and illicit financial flows in nine focus countries: Bangladesh, Ecuador, Grenada, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Zambia.

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Groundbreaking book unveils the feminist lens on global sovereign debt

by Polina Girshova (Eurodad)

Amidst the ever-growing focus on global sovereign debt, the crucial feminist perspective is often overlooked. A new groundbreaking book “Feminism in Public Debt: A Human Rights Approach” redresses the balance and challenges the accepted notions of public indebtedness. Throughout the book it is argued that debt isn't just an economic concern, it is a feminist issue, with profound implications for gender equality and women’s human rights.

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Read the book in English (Spanish version available here)

See the Events section below for more information on how to attend the book launch, either in person or online.

IMF reviewing transparency policy - but will it allow the public to make requests?

by Toby McIntosh (Eye on Global Transparency)

The IMF’s Transparency Policy stands out because of one special feature: it doesn’t let the public ask for documents. This unique quality differentiates it from the access policies of other major international financial institutions, such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, which have mechanisms for facilitating  and adjudicating requests, as do all national freedom of information laws.

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Between life and debt

by Christian Aid

This report shines a light on the debt crisis across Africa, showcasing five African countries – Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Malawi - and highlighting how paying debt comes at the expense of African nurses’ salaries, investment in schools and expansion of social protection measures.

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Eurodad | Brussels | Deadline: 26 May

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Global Alliance for Tax Justice | Brussels 

Call for tender for Eurodad Institutional and project auditor

Eurodad | Brussels | Deadline: 26 May


28 May | Book launch: “Feminism in public debt - a human rights approach”

The European Network on Debt and Development and French Platform on Debt and Development invite you to the launch of the book “Feminism in public debt - a human rights approach” and to an interdisciplinary discussion with activists, experts and citizens to address systemic inequalities and work towards a more just and equitable global financial architecture.

Register for this event

29 May | Book launch: “Righting the economy towards a people’s recovery from economic and environmental crisis”

This panel seeks to discuss how to build an enabling environment towards a rights-based economy by aligning both government economic policy to fulfil human rights and corporate conduct to respect human rights principles and agreements. This launch explores some of the ideas presented by the ‘Righting the Economy’ book, but also builds on experiences from different regions, concerning a transformative and rights-based approach to economic policies. Please send in-person confirmations to [email protected] or register here to join via Zoom. 

20 June | What the latest aid data means & forecasts for the future

Join Eurodad and Concord for a debate which will bring together speakers from the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) and civil society from the global south and north. They will debate - in this global election year, what does this data mean for aid budgets and what are the implications for those living in the world’s poorest countries? This event will also mark the launch of a new briefing on ODA in 2023 and beyond, published by Eurodad. Details on how to register will follow shortly.

This newsletter has been produced with co-funding from the European Union, Bread for the World and Norad. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Eurodad and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the funders.