Could the OECD's Fall ECA/civil society consultation be meaningful?

(ECA Watch, Ottawa, 21 August 2008) ECA Watch has written to the OECD's Export Credit Secretariat in response to an invitation to participate in an 18 November 2008 consultation meeting between civil society organizations and ECAs.  In its letter, the civil society network explains that it has not yet received feedback from ECAs or the ECG to concrete proposals made over the past year to improve the format of these consultations so that they include meaningful discussions.  Nor has ECA-Watch received a response regarding its proposal for the adoption of a peer review mechanism by the ECG.  Barring a substantive response to these proposals by the ECG or individual ECAs prior to the 18 November 2008 meeting, ECA Watch respectfully declines the invitation.