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),…

World Bank must stop promoting ‘dangerous’ public-private partnerships

Brussels/Washington DC, October 11 2017. A new campaign aimed at reversing the dangerous rush to promote expensive and high-risk public-private partnerships (PPPs) was launched on October 11 by civil society organisations from all over the globe. The campaign’s manifesto – launched during the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Washington DC –…

We do need trillions to achieve the SDGs

Civil Society activists critique first week of deliberations at High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development New York City, 14 July 2017: With the first week of deliberations at the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development coming to a close this Friday at the UN in New York, civil society activists are criticizing a…