Exploring new policy pathways: How to overcome obstacles and contradictions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Conversation with authors of the Civil Society Report: Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018 | 12 July 2018, H 6:15 PM, Church Center, 10th Floor, 777 UN Plaza, New York The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development. Fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs. In particular, there is…

Unlocking the Means of Implementation: Civil Society Perspective on SDG17

HLPF 2018 Side Event – Wednesday, July 11, 2018 H 18:30-20:00 – UNHQ Conference Room 4 The combine MoI and FfD agendas should tackle the removal of many of the structural barriers to the socio-economic transformation and advance systemic reforms of global economic frameworks to realign them with the imperatives of human rights, gender justice,…

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…

CS FfD Group Side Events at FfD Forum 2018

Side events organized collectively by the Civil Society FfD Group (including the Women’s Working Group on FfD) at the FFD Forum 2018 Monday, April 23, 2018 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Conference Room Tackling Illicit Financial Flows: Time to Drop False Solutions and Embrace real Change Tuesday April 24, 2018 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Conference Room…

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),…