Private
finance
Debt
Tax
justice
Aid
Financial
architecture

Search by publisher


Display by category

Search results

blog
Haiti 10 years after the earthquake: the fight for social and economic justice continues

Iolanda Fresnillo

10 Jan 2020 14:17:31

Delmas camp for  people internaly displaced by the earthquake. I Fresnillo/ Dec 2013 On January 12 2010 an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale ripped through Port-au-Prince metropolitan area and other parts of Haiti. More than 1.5 million people, representing 15 per cent of the country's population, were directly affected by the earthquake. According to the Haitian government, 316,000 people lost their lives. An estimated US$ 7.8 billion dollars of damage was caused - equivalent to more than 120 per cent of the GDP of 2009. Everyone in Haiti has a story that begins or ends on 12 January and many wounds remain open. Everyone lost someone. Everyone remembers where they were that day. From debt relief to oil debt When the earthquake struck, I was with a group of European ...
Centro de la Cooperación Cultural Floreal Gorini, Buenos Aires, 29 November 2019, 14:00 – 17:00 This seminar took place in the context of an emerging wave of debt crises across the globe, and an especially acute situation in Argentina, which had already ...

blog
G20 – a chance for solutions, or a part of the problem?

As G20 leaders meet this weekend to debate the state of the global financial and economic system, there is no shortage of problems to discuss. For example, the world is facing a new wave of debt crises; continued large-scale corporate tax avoidance; and a desperate lack of funding for achieving the sustainable development goals, including for ensuring basic infrastructure for public services and combating climate change. The failure of the global system is also exacerbating existing inequalities, including gender inequality.  But the G20 is by no means a young and new initiative and while assessing the challenges ahead, it is also important to look back and discuss whether the global problems we are facing have arisen in spite of the G20 leadership, or – at least to some extent – because ...
Diálogo 2000, member of Jubilee South America, has released the statement "The real debt is to the rights of the people of Argentina" in defense of the rights and sovereignty of the people of Argentina in the face of recent vulture funds actions. The ...
A first reading of the press statements and overview paper from the IMF’s review of conditionality, completed in September 2012 might give the impression that the IMF has made a 180 degree turn in its conditionality policy, one of the most controversial ...