IDO Secretariat / CADTM
345, avenue de l’ Observatoire
Belgium - 4000 Liège
Tel.: 00 32 ( 0 ) 4 226 62 85
The International Debt Observatory is born under the impulse of the Committee for the abolition of the Third World Debt (CADTM) and of the Left-wing Economists (EDI, Argentina) on January 28th, 2005 at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
The International Debt Observatory is a tool of exchange of knowledge, analyses and research on the problematic of the debt. Its aim is to provide precise analyses in most domains relating to problematic of the debt as well as a unique statistical database to the individuals and the organizations that study the mechanism of the debt and/or act for an alternative to the domination of the most powerful countries of the North.
The IDO does not especially substitute itself for the national and international campaigns on the debt. It rather stands at their sides as a resource to provide them of the detailed information and a recognized appraisal.
All those that wish an alternative to the present economic model that, via the debt, submits the populations of the countries of the South to the requirements of the creditors, with the complicity of the local potentates, are welcomed to join the IDO.
The IDO secretary office of the is held by the CADTM Belgium, that has built its website. The IDO website aims to encourage the collaborations between its members and to foster the research and the diffusion of their results.