Reactions to the 2018 UN Forum on Financing for Development

United Nations, New York City – Members and experts from the Civil Society Financing for Development Group release statements at the conclusion of the 2018 Financing for Development Forum. Commenting on forum discussions around debt relief processes for Caribbean and small islands, Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, said: “During the Financing for Development Forum we saw growing…

Civil Society Organisations’ open letter to World Bank Executive Directors on the Bank’s approach to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

Last October, more than 150 organisations signed a PPP Global Campaign Manifesto, expressing our alarm at the increasing use of PPPs to deliver infrastructure projects and public services around the world, and in particular the World Bank’s role in promoting these contracts. Our combined evidence shows that the experience of PPPs has been negative, and…

ODA and Private Sector Instruments: new rules raise major concerns (Eurodad)

Moves towards the greater involvement of the private sector in Official Development Assistance (ODA, or “aid”) could have a negative impact on the quality and quantity of development aid. This paper sets out Eurodad’s concerns with the direction taken by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) towards encouraging the use of Private Sector Instruments (PSIs),…