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The latest reports, how to guides, videos and more on financing for development issues from us and our partner organisations
Spotlight on financial justice: understanding global inequalities to overcome financial injustice
As the international community meets at the UN General Assembly on 26 September 2019 to review progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new report launched by Citizens for Financial Justice argues that the increased and unregulated growth of the finance industry has been contributing to deepening inequalities across the world.
Toolkits from Eurodad to support civil society in their advocacy towards the UN, IMF and World Bank.
We can work it out: 10 civil society principles for sovereign debt resolution
There is now widespread consensus within the international finance and development communities that a new wave of debt crises is unfurling. Global debt is reaching new peaks in all regions and across all country income groups. Middle-income countries are experiencing debt levels not seen since the ‘lost decade of development’. While debt sustainability in developing countries is considered by UNCTAD to be ‘deteriorating fast’. As of August 2019, the IMF estimates that 47 per cent of low-income countries are currently at high risk or in debt distress.
Read more on the Eurodad website
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.
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, email@example.com
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.