Invites for Jubilee, IMF Events

On behalf of Jubilee USA Network, we'd like to invite you to join us for these special upcoming events:


April 17, 2024 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET 

The Future of Special Drawing Rights as a Development Finance Tool: What's Next?

SDRs were conceived as an instrument of monetary policy during the gold-dollar standard era, and quickly faded into irrelevance. The latest issuance in 2021 reinstated SDRs as a powerful instrument, its widespread use by low- and middle-income countries reflects its effectiveness in generating fiscal space, as a mechanism to provide unconditional support to Southern countries without increasing debt in a context of poly-crisis. However, as these crises continue to hit, the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement is jeopardized. We will debate the merits and caveats of future SDR allocations, their use for development and climate finance, and reforms to the SDR system. 

La Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Económica y Social (LATINDADD)'s Global Advocacy Director Patricia Miranda moderates a panel with Andrés Arauz, Former Minister, Central Bank Official of Ecuador and Senior Research Fellow at CEPRNiranjali Amerasinghe, Executive Director, ActionAid-USA; Didier Jacobs, Debt Relief Advocacy Lead, Oxfam; Carlo Sdralevich, IMF Assistant Director and Division Chief, IMF General Resources and SDR division in Finance Department.

Sponsors: Oxfam; MENA Fem Movement for Economic, Development and Ecological Justice; La Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Económica y Social (LATINDADD); Recourse; Partners in Health; ActionAid - USA; Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR); Jubilee USA Network; and Bretton Woods Project.

Location: HQ2-03B-768B

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April 18, 2024 | 11:15 - 12:45 pm ET 

Governance Reform Through Transparency - The Role of Civil Society in Combatting Corruption

Many developing countries have established anti-corruption commissions to reduce corruption. However, despite decades of reform efforts and hundreds of millions invested, there is little evidence of a corresponding decrease. This top-down approach often undermines collaborative efforts between governments and civil societies to jointly fight corruption. Panelists will discuss how civil society organizations can be reliable partners in fighting corruption that will enhance effectiveness of national anti-corruption programs. Participants will also discuss innovative and effective bottom-up anti-corruption strategies that foster community engagement and community leadership in the fight against corruption.

Africa Faith and Justice Network's Executive Director Steven Nabieu Rogers (PHD) moderates a panel with Ntal Alimasi, Specialist, Capacity Development and Governance and Anticorruption, The Africa House; Mary Awelana Addah, Executive Director, Ghana Integrity Initiative; Ibrahim Tommy, Executive Director, Center for Accountability and Rule of Law; Ntama Bahati, Policy Analyst, Africa Faith and Justice Network. 

Sponsors: Africa Faith & Justice Network; Ghana Integrity Initiative; Center for Accountability and Rule of Law; and Jubilee USA Network

Location: I Building-2-220

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April 19, 2024 | 11:30 - 1:00 pm ET 

Moving Beyond Current Debt and Development Crisis: Solutions for Genuine Debt Sustainability

The debt crisis is a reality in too many countries. High interest rates and debt service payments are squeezing Global South countries' fiscal space and jeopardizing their ability to invest in climate and development. To get solutions right it is key to restore debt sustainability in a way it also ensures governments capacity to guarantee human rights, gender equality and climate action, but also to look at the crisis from a structural perspective. The panel will explore how to effectively solve this debt crisis considering it is as well a development crisis.

Eurodad's Policy and Advocacy Manager Iolanda Fresnillo moderates a panel with Samantha Kanoyangwa, Coordinator, African Sovereign Debt Justice Network (AfSDJN); Jason Rosario Braganza, Executive Director, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development – AFRODAD; Marina Zucker-Marques, Senior Academic Researcher, Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive RecoveryMark Flanagan, Deputy Director, Strategy Policy and Review Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Sponsors: African Forum and Network on Debt and Development – AFRODAD; African Sovereign Debt Justice Network (AfSDJN); Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND); ActionAid International; The Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD); Jubilee USA Network; Bretton Woods Project; The Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR); Debt Justice Norway; Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery (DRGR) Project; Development Finance International; Erlassjahr; European Network on Debt and Development – Eurodad; Global Policy Forum; Institute for Economic Justice; SEATINI Uganda; La Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Económica y Social (LATINDADD); The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER); and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). 

Location: HQ2-03B-768B Lecture Room

Registration to the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings will be required to access the premises. No registration is needed to access the Zoom livestream, available at: