(June 2, 2009) A recent article by Lord Aikins Adusei in the Zimbabwe Observer asks some pointed questions of the international aid agencies and developed banks. After nearly 50 years and billions of dollars in loans and grants, he says, Africa remains a poverty-striken continent, rife with corruption and political instability.
(July 14, 2008) Debt Relief, 3rd Report 1997-1998, London: House of Commons The British House of Commons International Development Committee recognizes the concept of odious debt.
(January 16, 2008) The principles of the odious debt doctrine exploded into the modern debt debate following the U.S. led invasion of Iraq, capturing the attention of legal scholars and exciting new thought on the history, the foundation, and the future application of the doctrine.
(December 28, 2007) Martin Weiss, an analyst with the Congressional Research Service, the public policy research arm of the U.S. Congress, has published an updated paper about the treatment of Iraq’s debts by creditor nations following the fall of Saddam Hussein.
(October 30, 2006) The co-author of Advancing the Odious Debts Doctrine addresses how the doctrine can be applied and in which contexts.
(September 1, 2006) Patricia Adams, executive director of Probe International, speaking to the European Commission Conference on Export Credit Agencies and Sustainable Development, 20 June 2006, Brussels.
(June 21, 2006) The evidence of boondoggles made possible by Export Credit Agency (ECA) support – the Three Gorges dam, the Norwegian shipping deal to Ecuador, the Manantali dam in the Senegal River basin, the Bataan nuclear power station in the Philippines, pulp and paper mills to Indonesia, the OK Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea, military exports to Iraq – is extensive and well documented.
(June 20, 2006) Three steps to protecting future generations from export credit agencies.
(April 5, 2006) Exporters will have to identify middlemen and face random audits to detect potential bribes under tough anti-corruption rules issued by the government yesterday.
(March 17, 2006) BAE Systems, Britain’s biggest and most influential arms company, has been ordered to reveal the identity of agents it uses to make secret payments abroad.al the identity of agents it uses to make secret payments abroad.
(March 17, 2006) The Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) offers UK exports insurance against non-payment.
(March 15, 2006) Export Credit Guarantee Department re-improves its anti-corruption procedures.
(February 24, 2006) Prepared by Dr. Sue Hawley, The Corner House, on behalf of ECA-Watch The evidence so far from the OECD Working Group on Bribery Phase 2 reviews.
(February 24, 2006) Anti-bribery watchdog Probe International calls OECD guidelines "paper tiger" anyway.
(February 24, 2006) “The paper details comments made so far about Export Credit Agency practice on combating bribery and looks at the recommendations made by the OECD Working Group on Bribery and Phase 2 peer review examiners for improving ECA practice" regarding bribery.