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Author: Samantha Igo

Who Controls Multilateral Development Finance?

The 21st century has seen a surge in interest in development banking, characterized by waves of capital increases in existing banks and the creation of two new regional development banks (RDBs): the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and New Development Bank (NDB). Scholars have noted these banks’ creation was motivated in part by a perceived […]

4 Steps of Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery

By Katie Gallogly-Swan The debt crisis is far from over in the Global South. While international capital has partially returned to developing and emerging economies, in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) debt service is impeding crisis response as third waves of COVID-19 devastate recovery efforts and exacerbate scarring to economies already squeezed by severe […]

Patents, Protections and Pandemic: A Trade and Access to Medicines Roundup

By Rachel Thrasher and Dr. Veronika Wirtz Well before the COVID-19 crisis, the rising costs of essential medicines and the limited ability to produce affordable generics were chief concerns for low- and middle-income countries. Those concerns turned to panic and desperation when the COVID-19 crisis spread around the world. COVID-19 revealed that production of personal […]

Why Accounting for Financial Institutions is Key for Modeling Climate Mitigation Pathways

By Samantha Igo A drastic shift in climate policies and investments will be necessary to meet the Paris Agreement climate targets, fostering responsible and inclusive economic transitions across the globe.  Climate mitigation scenarios – such as those developed by the Network for Greening the Financial System, a reference platform of over 80 financial authorities known […]