Debt Resolution

Eurodad

More than 500 civil society organisations call for immediate debt cancellation to help lower-income countries fight Covid-19

Civil society activists from across the world have come together online to sound the #DebtAlarm, calling upon world leaders to act on debt cancellation. 

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Iolanda Fresnillo

Eurodad reaction to G20 announcements on the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI)

Today the G20 announced a six-month extension to the Debt Service Suspension Initiative. It also extended the period of debt payments suspension from four years to six years. In addition, the G20 announced a common framework for debt treatments beyond the DSSI, the details of which will be announced in November.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Iolanda Fresnillo
Maria Jose Romero

G20 Finance Ministers: Lack of action leaves developing countries shouldering a heavy burden

This weekend, G20 Finance Ministers passed up the chance to scale up debt relief to developing countries, demonstrating a galling lack of urgency in the face of the debt crisis engulfing a pandemic-stricken globe. Worse still, their approach risks making a bad situation worse.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Iolanda Fresnillo

‘Draining out the Titanic with a bucket’ – New Eurodad report shows why G20 plan to tackle Covid-19 debt crisis in developing countries is failing

  • Debt suspension offered by G20 only covers 3.65% of all the debt service payments to be made in 2020 by all developing countries
  • G20 leaders urged to massively scale up debt relief and work on longer-term global reforms to resolve debt crises or risk abandoning sustainable development and climate goals
  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Isabelle Brachet

Developing countries need grants not more debt to recover from the Covid-19 crisis

Piling on more debt on to the shoulders of developing countries will not help them recover from the Covid-19 crisis, write Isabelle Brachet and Maria Jose Romero.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Daniel Munevar

IIF Private creditor participation proposal: A cure worse than the disease

Following the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) announced during the 2020 Spring Meetings, the International Institute of Finance (IIF) has released a template for the voluntary involvement of private creditors in a debt service suspension.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Daniel Munevar

Back to the Future: A sovereign debt standstill mechanism - IMF Article VIII, Section 2 (b)

A new Eurodad report has identified an available IMF mechanism to impose debt standstills: Article VIII, Section 2 (b) of the IMF Articles of Agreement. The article in question allows the IMF to impose a debt standstill through the temporary suspension of enforceability of debt contracts in domestic courts of more than 189 IMF member countries, including the US and the UK.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Iolanda Fresnillo

Argentina: creditors must take action to stem human impact of debt crisis

Argentina continues to struggle with recession and a mounting debt crisis. The country has been on selective default for a few months, and is battling to avoid a broader default.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Daniel Munevar

Financiamiento de emergencia para Economías de Bajos Ingresos

La crisis de Covid-19 tiene el potencial de devastar el sustento y las vidas de los 1.200 millones de personas en 69 Economías de Bajos Ingresos cubiertos por este informe. 

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution