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This week, we've partnered with some great organisations to call on leaders to stop slashing aid budgets to fill domestic budget gaps and make sure they #ProtectThePoorest. Sign the petition! Plus read our thoughts on the International Monetary Fund's new reform on bailouts and on the challenges for the European Investment Bank for the year ahead.
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We’re calling on leaders to make sure the choices they make on aid in the coming months don’t mean the poorest people lose out on an education or healthcare.

Please sign on to show global leaders that you’re watching - and you want the needs of refugees to be met without doing so at the expense of the world’s poorest.
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Reform of the IMF lending framework: the IMF bails out from bailouts
The IMF has approved a new reform to remove the clause that made IMF participation in the mega bailout of private creditors in Greece possible. However, the reform is no guarantee that publicly funded bailouts will no longer happen.
 
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The IMF in the Arab World: lessons unlearnt
This new report by the Bretton Woods Project analyses IMF policies in four Middle East and North African countries pre- and post- 2011, finding little substantive change.
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The European Investment Bank in 2016: what lies ahead?
The European Investment Bank has become one of the giants of the financing landscape and yet it remains highly unaccountable and opaque. After meeting with its Board of Directors last week, Counter Balance and Eurodad outline its major challenges for 2016. 
Global tax 50

International Tax Review's Global Tax 50 2015
We're excited to see the Global Alliance for Tax Justice in the top 10 most influential players on tax, as well as our own Policy and Advocacy Manager on Tax Justice, Tove Maria Ryding, in the top 50.

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@AJStream: Are #taxhavens making the rich richer and the poor poorer? We discuss Thurs 1930GMT.


USEFUL RESOURCES
How can suspect funds get into the United States? Global Witness went undercover to find out in their Shady Inc investigation.

EVENTS
What: Civil Society Summit Europe
When: 09:00 - 17:00, 16 February
WhereMaison des Associations Internationales
Rue Washington, 40
1050 Bruxelles.

VACANCIES
Eurodad is looking for a Vice Director, Policy, Advocacy and Communications, 
deadline 14 February.

Jubilee Scotland is looking for a Campaign Director.
 
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