María José Romero is policy and advocacy manager focusing on publicly-backed private finance at the European Network on Debt and Development. Before joining Eurodad, María José worked for the Latin American Network on Debt, Development and Rights based in Peru, where she focused on tax justice and development finance. She was previously coordinator of the IFIs Latin American Monitor project at the Third World Institute, based in Uruguay.
With the World Bank Spring Meetings in full swing, more than 80 civil society organizations and trade unions have issued an open letter urging the institution to reconsider its approach to public-private partnerships. Eurodad policy and advocacy manager María José Romero explains why.
The popularity of public-private partnerships is on the rise, but some organizations see a dark underbelly of harmful debt accruing in the name of anti-poverty projects. Eurodad's María José Romero and Mathieu Vervynckt explain the World Bank's role.