Photo: John McArthur, Unsplash
Of: Rine Mansouri
The corona pandemic has hit everyone hard, but now another type of crisis is expected to hit low- and middle-income countries, a debt crisis of enormous proportions as a result of the pandemic's effects and strain on their already fragile welfare systems. One potential solution, according to the International Monetary Fund, is so-called Special Drawing Rights.
May 3, 2021, Report
Of: Petra Tötterman Andorff
Despite huge sums of money, the large financial institutions - such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund - lack both gender glasses and an understanding of civil society. Now we have to make them aware of their shortcomings, writes Petra Tötterman Andorff on Kvinna till kvenna.
April 23, 2020, Debate
Of: Elina Scheja and True Schedvin
Oxfam recently launched a report showing that 8 individuals own as much as half of the earth's population. The extreme inequality is impossible to justify, but the report blames outdated assumptions. Leading economists no longer believe that poverty can be eradicated through growth that "seeps down". If current economic thinking is put into use, an inclusive development is possible, write Elina Scheja and True Schedvin in Sida's chief economist team.
January 31, 2017, Debate
Of: Amanda Svensson
Developing and emerging countries have far too little influence in important economic institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The New Development Bank is a concrete protest against the global institutions not keeping up with the shifts in power that are taking place in the world today. It writes Amanda Svensson, a recent graduate student at the University of Gothenburg.
August 19, 2015, Debate
Of: Annie Sturinge (f. Sturesson)
Fast and large loans make China an increasingly strategic partner for many African countries. Chinese loans give poor countries the opportunity to finance major infrastructure projects. At the same time, the position of traditional donors in the region is challenging, writes Annie Sturesson, who works at the Ministry of Finance in Uganda.
May 26, 2015, Debate