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This article was originally published in the Parliament Magazine.Public-Private Partnerships are a deeply worrying trend and carry far more risk for the state than for the private companies involved, writes Enrique Guerrero Salom. As 2018 draws ...

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IMF loan conditions make situation worse for crisis-hit countries, shows new study

Study shows IMF is increasing number of loan conditions – leading to more influence in countries’ economic policies Fiscal austerity is still a central feature of most IMF programmes Most countriesare repeat borrowers, revealing that conditionality is ‘not working’ Thursday November 29 2018 The IMF is attaching an increasing number of conditions to its loans to crisis-hit countries – and many of these promote harsh austerity measures which are damaging countries’ ability to provide ...

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Politicians and civil society debate the failure of public private partnerships (PPPs) and the implications for the SDGs

What: As the EU institutions discuss their long-term budgets, and how to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), two important civil society reports exposing the failings of public-private partnerships in Europe and developing countries will be presented at the European Parliament. This will be followed by a debate on whether PPPs are an effective way of financing sustainable development outcomes, and the role of the EU and global institutions in promoting PPPs. The reports that will ...

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One year since Paradise Papers – EU has taken some action, but more must be done to end tax dodging

*** Online civil society press conference at this link  - Monday 5 November @ 15.00 CET *** Monday November 5 is the one-year anniversary of the publication of the Paradise Papers, which made front-page headlines around the world. In the immediate aftermath, the revelations caused political leaders to denounce tax dodging and promise improvements. However, one year after the scandal, most of the problems that led to Paradise Papers remain unaddressed. The European Network on Debt ...

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Report exposes how PPPs across the world drain the public purse, and fail to deliver in the public interest

Experts call for World Bank Group to end aggressive promotion of PPPs for public service provision Monday October 8 2018 A new report exposing how public private partnerships across the globe have drained the public purse and failed to deliver in the public interest will be launched at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank in Bali this week (Wednesday October 10 at 1.30pm). History RePPPeated: How public private partnerships are failing has been written by experts ...