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The latest reports, how to guides, videos and more on financing for development issues from us and our partner organisations
Global Sovereign Debt Monitor 2019
Currently, 122 out of 154 countries examined are critically in debt, just under 80 per cent. The situation is particularly alarming in Bhutan, Mongolia, Gambia, Cape Verde Islands, Jamaica, Bahrain and Lebanon. In almost three-quarters of the 122 critically indebted countries, the majority of debt indicators has worsened over the last years. Currently, 17 countries have suspended their payments.
Unhealthy conditions: IMF loan conditionality and its impact on health financing
- We counted the conditions for loans approved in 2016/17 and we found that the number of IMF conditions is increasing.
- Looking at the type of conditions, the study finds that the IMF programmes continue to be pro-cyclical and oblige borrowers to implement austerity: 23 out of 26 programmes are conditional on fiscal consolidation.
- Comparing cases over time, we found that the majority of countries in our 2016/17 sample were repeat borrowers from the IMF.
Six statements on credit and debt: social media sharing content
Please feel free to use these six statements concerning fair credits and fair debt resolution on your Facebook and/or Twitter page. Ideally they should be posted in order from 1-6, because they are building up from the micro to the macro level.
You could, but don’t have to, link to the organisations who developed the tweets by using the following handles:
Facebook: @erlassjahr / @oikocredit.de
Twitter: @erlassjahr / @OikocreditDe
For further information, don’t hesitate to contact:
Mara Liebal, communications officer, erlassjahr.de / Jubilee Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Sovereign Debt Monitor 2018
Currently, 119 countries in the Global South are critically in debt. The debt
trend continues: in 87 of these countries, the situation has worsened in
the last four years. 13 countries have ceased payments to creditors; the
debt crisis is here.
Failing better or climate success?
Counter Balance and partners
While confirming its plans to align with the Paris Agreement, the European Investment Bank (EIB) still continues to fund climate damaging fossil fuel projects, having disbursed more than EUR 11.8 billion in fossil fuels projects since 2013 – point out NGOs in a new briefing.
Putting the EIB at the front of clean energy transition
Counter Balance briefing for the EIB Board of Directors for the seminar with civil society organisations on 5 February 2018.