Last week, G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors decided to extend the debt service suspension initiative (DSSI) until the end of June 2021, accepting that more must be done to help the world’s most vulnerable countries. They also agreed to a new initiative that would go further on debt relief – including by bringing private-sector creditors into the fold. The World Bank also announced that it will consider providing more emergency COVID-19 relief, although, unfortunately, it would not suspend...
A lot of people are in lockdown and staying home, finding that they have unexpected free time. While countries are dealing with the pandemic in different ways, it’s likely that we all will have a bit more time at home in the coming weeks. Sometimes we need to take our mind off of current events and indulge in some escapist films. At other times, we need to broaden our outlook. So we asked our Global Policy and Campaigns Teams for...
On May 20th the House passed the Global Fragility Act. As the Senate moves the bill through the legislative process, we’ve collected some questions about the bill, what it does, and the impact it will have on the fight to end extreme poverty. Below we provide answers to those questions. Let us know in the comments if you have other questions about the Global Fragility Act! 1. What does fragility have to do with ending extreme poverty? ONE is still fighting...