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The Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations: NGOs on the frontlines of collective action

Nishanie Jayamaha, Amir Khouzam © private

Severe drought in the Horn of Africa; Heat waves and drought in Europe; floods in South Korea, India and Australia, flash floods in Colombia, Senegal, and the US; record tornadoes/cyclones in the US and Mozambique … and the list goes on. As humanitarians, we see the consequences of the climate crisis in our daily work. The Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations aims to guide and galvanize our collective efforts to address this crisis

A comment by Amir Khouzam & Nishanie Jayamaha

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What we mean is not what we count in aid statistics

Center for Global Development (CGD)

Recently, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) published the annual statistics summarizing how much foreign aid its 30 member states, including Austria, provided in 2021, loudly trumpeting the all-time high levels of ODA achieved

A comment by Ranil Dissanayake1

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The global corporate tax deal – an African perspective

Luckystar Miyandazi, Orria Goni © private

Changing attitudes towards taxation can only happen if citizens are engaged in shaping tax policy making and if tax systems are seen to be equitable, including appropriate taxation of large corporations as well as linking tax revenues to development outcomes like improved infrastructure, healthcare and education

A comment by Luckystar Miyandazi & Orria Goni1

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Global gesehen: Die Bedeutung europäischer Debatten um Versorgungssicherheit für den Globalen Süden

privat / Birgit Machtinger

Die COVID-19-Pandemie hat verdeutlicht, wie fragil globale Wertschöpfungsketten sind. In allen Weltregionen kam es zu Lieferengpässen, auch im Fall dringend notwendiger, kritischer Güter wie medizinischer Schutzausrüstung. Die in der EU entbrannte Debatte, durch welche Maßnahmen die Versorgung gesichert werden könnte, hat Implikationen für den Globalen Süden. Politikkohärenz auf Seiten der EU und Süd-Süd-Kooperation sind mögliche Antworten auf strukturelle Herausforderungen

Ein Kommentar von Jan Grumiller & Hannes Grohs1

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Notwendigkeit für ein faires und transparentes Staateninsolvenzverfahren

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Die Notwendigkeit für ein faires und transparentes internationales Staateninsolvenzverfahren zeigt sich in der aktuellen Krise deutlicher denn je. Bereits 2021 – inmitten der pandemiebedingten Wirtschaftskrise – haben 85 Länder des Globalen Südens ihre öffentlichen Ausgaben (u.a. im Bildungsbereich) gekürzt, um stattdessen ihren Schuldendienst bedienen zu können. Die von den G20 ergriffenen Entschuldungsmaßnahmen haben bislang keine substantiellen Schuldenerlasse ermöglicht

Ein Kommentar von Malina Stutz

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Another squandered year? The role of the EU in the upcoming negotiations for a UN binding treaty on business and human rights

Jill McArdle © private

With the 7th round of negotiations on the UN binding treaty on its way, we look at the 3rd draft and what it says about the treaty process. With little change from the last version of the treaty, there is no excuse for states not to dig in and start negotiating seriously. Yet shamefully the EU still won’t be at the table. This next year will be decisive for the EU: with a regional law on corporate accountability on its way, they need to step up and get ready to finally engage in negotiations.

A comment by Jill McArdle

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EU’s response to COVID-19: Not the moment to play ‘hide and seek’ with the SDGs

The COVID-19 crisis is reversing progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While the virus has impacted everyone, developing countries are the worst affected. The 2030 Agenda is about achieving 17 transformational goals to reduce poverty and inequality globally, but the EUs response to the pandemic seems not to have been designed with this in mind. It is key that COVID-19 recovery plans are aligned with the SDGs. But what are the first steps the EU should take to put the 2030 Agenda at the centre of efforts to recover from the COVID-19 crisis?

A comment by Alexandra Rosen

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New rules on reporting debt relief as aid lack credibility and signal a decline in the OECD’s statistical culture

The traditional measure of foreign aid is “official development assistance” (ODA). Figures on ODA have been compiled by the OECD since 1969, based on annual reports from members of its Development Assistance Committee (DAC), a club of aid donor countries. ODA figures have been of fundamental importance in tracking global aid efforts and fulfilment of aid pledges, including against the United Nations target of raising aid to 0.7% of rich countries’ national income.

Ein Kommentar von Hedwig Riegler

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COVID-19 Response: Is the World Bank right about not suspending debt service payments of developing countries? A Pro & Contra

The COVID-19-pandemic and its social and economic consequences are hitting developing countries particularly hard. Many of these countries are heavily in debt and lack the financial resources to address the crisis effectively. Nevertheless, the World Bank has so far been reluctant to suspend debt service payments of developing countries, which would free up much-needed resources. While some experts argue that this is justified since suspending debts would jeopardize the World Bank’s financing model, others criticize the Bank for getting priorities wrong. The following Pro & Contra summarizes the most important arguments of both sides.

A Pro & Contra by Scott Morris and Iolanda Fresnillo

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