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ODG

Do the NextGenerationEU funds respect the biophysical limits of the planet?

ODG analyzes the material implications of the ecological transition financed with European funds Next Generation EU and concludes that it...
Counter Balance

EIB Global: An opportunity to transform the EIB’s approach to development

In the last decades, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has become a significant player in the fieldof development finance. With...
Thomas Marois

Shaping the future of EIB Global: Reclaiming public purpose in development finance

This briefing aims to support civil society organisations and EU Member States to reshape the future of EIB Global. It...
Bretton Woods Project

Bretton Woods Dispatch - Spring Meetings 2022 Wrap-Up

With a complex and unstable global geopolitical landscape exacerbated by the war in Ukraine as the backdrop for this year’s...

Special Drawing Rights: Can the IMF’s reserve currency become a transformative financial resource?

In August 2021, the IMF issued the largest allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) in history. This briefing takes stock...
Madhyam

Deciphering the Review of the IMF’s Institutional View on Capital Flows

On March 30, 2022, the International Monetary Fund published the Review of the Institutional View on the Liberalization and Management...
OECD

Development Finance for Gender-Responsive Climate Action

This paper provides an overview of how members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) are integrating gender equality and climate action...
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

UN DESA World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022

The global economic recovery is facing significant headwinds amid new waves of COVID-19 infections, persistent labour market challenges, lingering supply-chain...

EIB Financial intermediaries briefing

Dear all,   Bankwatch, Counter Balance, Euronatur and Recourse just launched a briefing comparing the EIB's draft FI standard with...
Farwa Sial

The Private Sector Window in World Bank’s IDA20: Where exactly is the development impact?

The proposed increase in the International Development Association's much criticised private sector window ignores civil society's concerns that it lacks...
Bretton Woods Project

New BWP report: The World Bank’s macroeconomic policies and women’s rights

Written by Ella Hopkins - with a collaborative effort between the Bretton Woods Project, the Gender and Development Network (GADN), International Women’s...

Eurodad analysis of the BWI Annual Meetings 2021: Political games while the world burns

BWI Annual Meetings 2021: Political games while the world burns Earlier in October, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund...
Counter Balance

The European Green Deal: Reclaiming Public Investments for a real Socio-ecological Transformation

The European Green Deal (EGD) has been called by the Commission’s President Von der Leyen the “man on the moon...
Recourse

Ensuring green equity means equity for people and planet

A new report published today by Recourse, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Washington DC, BankTrack, Trend Asia and Centre for Financial Accountability...

Reclaiming sustainable infrastructure as a public good

https://www.eurodad.org/sustainable_infrastructure_report
Wemos

Wemos position paper on IDA20 policy framework from a health equity perspective

'Investing in global health equity - or equitable access to health services and commodities based on need and not the...
Farwa Sial

A wrong turn for World Bank concessional lending

If the World Bank's International Development Association is to be an important source of recovery funds for the poorest economies, then...
Sanam Amin

Feminist principles: the private sector and multilateralism

The Feminist Economic Justice for People & Planet Action Nexus is led by four key partners - who also serve as...
Farwa Sial

The relentless quest to mobilise private investment in infrastructure: more de-risking is not the answer

While G7 leaders argue that they "aim for a step change" in their approach to infrastructure financing, a market-led approach...
Third World Network

Special Drawing Rights: Saving the global economy and bolstering recovery in pandemic times

A summary of key issues emerging from recent high-level event on SDR recycling mechanisms, funds, and vehicles.
Daniela Gabor

Private finance won’t decarbonise our economies – but the ‘big green state’ can

Blog article in The Guardian by Professor Daniela Gabor. 'While the private sector wants to keep control of the green...

Global austerity alert: Looming budget cuts in 2021-25 and alternative pathways

The Global Austerity Alert is published by ITUC, Public Services International, Bretton Woods Project, Third World Network, Arab Watch Coalition...
Maria Jose Romero

‘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...

Lessons from Covid-19 for addressing loss and damage in vulnerable developing countries

By Stamp Out Poverty and GCF Watch Global solidarity is urgently needed ensure that vulnerable developing countries have the support they need...

Covid-19: A feminist perspective

In this two-part blog to mark International Women's Day, Eurodad experts explore the impact of the pandemic from a feminist...

Eurodad Strategic Plan

Eurodad's Strategic Plan sets ambitious goals to help achieve: tax justice to stem the loss of resources in developing countries; ending debt crises...
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...

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

In this compilation of reports and briefings released throughout 2020, we review the impact of the pandemic on debt and...

Eurodad briefing on FiC: Development Finance Institutions and Covid-19: Time to reset

Between 9 and 12 November 2020, over 400 Public Development Banks (PDBs) will be gathering (virtually) at the first Finance...

Inequality, poverty and the privatization of essential services: A ‘systems of provision’ study of water, energy and local buses in the UK

This paper is concerned with the distributional effects of the deregulation and privatization of essential services in Britain since the...

Failing to Reach the Poorest: Assessment of the World Bank Funded Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Program

The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) launched  its report "Failing to Reach the Poorest: Assessment of the World Bank Funded...

A Rights-Based Economy: putting people and planet first

The report defines a rights-based economy as one that guarantees the material, social and environmental conditions necessary for all people...

Oxfam research/analysis on Austerity, Health, and Inequality

A Virus of Austerity? Oxfam new analysis finds that a whopping 84 percent of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) COVID-19 loans...
Maria Jose Romero

Never let a pandemic go to waste: How the World Bank’s Covid-19 response is prioritising the private sector

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered health, economic and social crises of unprecedented proportions that have the potential to seriously undermine...

Repeat Prescription: The impact of the World Bank’s Private Sector Diagnostic Tools on developing countries

The World Bank exerts influence over the development policies of low and middle income countries. It does this through various...

Blended Finance: Finding Its Right Place

Report by Gunnel Axelsson Nycander, Act Church of Sweden.

The impact of PPPs on gender equality and women's rights

As public-private partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly promoted, concerns about their impact are rising. 
Cecilia Gondard

Des projets qui ne décollent pas - Défis à relever et leçons à tirer des partenariats public-privé en Tunisie

Les Partenariats Public-Privé (PPP) sont de plus en plus promus comme une solution au déficit de financement nécessaire pour atteindre...
Cecilia Gondard

Failure to Fly: Challenges and lessons learned from public-private partnerships in Tunisia

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly being promoted as the solution to the shortfall in financing needed to achieve the Sustainable...
Maria Jose Romero

Asociaciones público-privadas y asistencia de salud universal en América Latina: ¿a qué costo?

En el centro de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible está el compromiso internacional con la Cobertura Sanitaria Universal (CSU). Esto responde...

Wemos Discussion paper 'Best Public Value for Public Money?' - A discussion of case study findings also includes cases in Africa.

Wemos conducted a case study on the application of Dutch Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy instruments for business strengthening in...
Maria Jose Romero

Impact of development finance institutions on sustainable development

Development finance institutions (DFIs) have a positive role to play in supporting economic growth and job creation through the mobilisation...
Maria Jose Romero

Public private partnerships and universal health care in Latin America - at what cost?

At the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals is an international commitment to Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This responds to...

Buyer Beware A Critical Assessment of Public-Private Partnerships in Ireland and the Global South

Our latest research, Buyer Beware: A Critical Assessment of Public-Private Partnerships in Ireland and the Global South, launches on 26th September...

Multi-country research on private education in compliance with the right to education: A study of Ghana, Kenya and Uganda

This report assesses whether and how the development of private schools in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda is enabling or impairing the realisation...

Flawed conditions: the impact of the World Bank's conditionality on developing countries

The World Bank exerts enormous influence over the economies of developing countries through loan conditions, advisory services, technical assistance and...
Maria Jose Romero

¿Pueden las Asociaciones Público-Privadas promover la igualdad de género?

Las Asociaciones Público-Privadas (APP) vienen siendo activamente impulsadas por los gobiernos donantes y las instituciones financieras internacionales para financiar servicios...
Maria Jose Romero

Can public-private partnerships deliver gender equality?

Support for PPPs runs counter to governments’ commitments to promote gender equality and the fulfilment of women’s rights under Agenda...

History RePPPeated - How public-private partnerships are failing

Download the report here. Public-Private Partnerships are increasingly being promoted as the solution to the shortfall in financing needed to...

Have public-private partnerships gone out of fashion?

Opinion: the Project Ireland 2040 plan reveals that the government does not see PPPs playing an important role over the...

The Bratislava Bypass: A PPP to get around traffic problems and debt statistics

Through an analysis of two procurement processes and other dodgy practices adopted during the project development, Bankwatch and Counter Balance...

Socialising losses, privatising gains

Eurodad’s members SOMO and Both ENDS in collaboration with Transnational Institute and Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) have published a report titled Socialising losses,...
Jesse Griffiths

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...