Jesse Griffiths has been Eurodad director since 2012 and is responsible for strategic planning, fundraising, network building, research, and advocacy. Jesse was previously the coordinator of the Bretton Woods Project, and also headed ActionAid UK’s aid and development finance policy group, worked for the U.K. Department for International Development in Nigeria, and in their environment policy department, as well as for other NGOs in the U.K. and elsewhere on both development finance and international environmental policy.
Private finance may not be the answer to securing the dollars needed to meet the SDGs, writes Eurodad Director Jesse Griffiths. Instead, it's time to rethink — and reform — the global financial system.
The OECD's Development Assistance Committee is on the brink of a monumental shift of including private sector instruments in their analysis of official development assistance. To ensure money isn't channeled away from the neediest, Jesse Griffiths, director of the European Network on Debt and Development, and Jeroen Kwakkenbos, policy and advocacy manager at Eurodad, argue that three key issues need to be addressed.