This week, we assess the Financing for Development follow-up in New York and demand much more action from our leaders to finance the Sustainable Development Goals and the fight against climate change. We also react to the OECD's 2015 aid statistics, which show that many European countries are now the biggest recipients of their own aid.
The need for a UN tax body is more evident than ever Once again, the global headlines are dominated by tax scandals. Thanks to the Panama Papers, tax dodging has never been higher on the public agenda, and the question of why the problem of tax dodging remains unsolved is being asked all over the world.
IPS News: Developing countries left out of global tax decisions.
Eurodad Policy Analyst Tiago Stichelmans represented Eurodad at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. last week, which included hosting a side event titled“IMF and World Bank’s Influence on Economic Policy Making in Developing Countries”.
Bodo Ellmers and Tove Ryding, Policy and Advocacy Managers on ending debt crises and tax justice respectively, participated in side events on global debt restructuring and tax justice during the Financing for Development Follow Up International Conference in New York this week.
USEFUL RESOURCES Bankwatch report - Lost in transition: Far-reaching changes needed as EBRD marks 25 years.
TAKE ACTION Sign the petition: call on world leaders to help refugees - without jeopardising the world's poorest people.