Debt Resolution

Daniel Munevar

Debt relief must deliver on ambitions

The IMF and WB are calling on the G20 to support debt relief for impoverished countries in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak. But the institutions must break with the past to ensure debt relief fulfils its purpose.

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Daniel Munevar

A debt moratorium for Low Income Economies

This briefing provides an assessment of the costs and implications of an immediate debt moratorium for 69 countries classified as Lower Income Economies.

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Lebanon’s sovereign default: Turning misfortunes into opportunities

This is a guest blog on behalf of the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) by Dr Hassan SherryAdjunct Lecturer, Department of Economics, Lebanese American University

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Mark Perera

Covid-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis IV

This is the fourth part of a blog series covering the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable countries in the global south. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countries in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the Covid-19 epidemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the epidemic. 

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  • Debt Resolution
Daniel Munevar

Covid-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis III

This is the third part of a blog series covering the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable countries in the global south. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countires in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the Covid-19 epidemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the epidemic.

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  • Debt Resolution
Daniel Munevar

Covid-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis II

This is the second part of a blog series covering the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable countries in the global south. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countries in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the Covid-19 epidemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the epidemic.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Daniel Munevar

Covid-19 and debt in the global south: Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis I

This is the first part of a blog series covering the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable countries in the global south. Part 1 analyses the impact of debt burdens on health services. Part 2 discusses how the economic crisis will affect countires in the global south. Part 3 highlights the degree of vulnerability of countries in the global south to the Covid-19 pandemic. Part 4 provides a discussion on policy responses to tackle the risks posed by the pandemic.

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  • Debt Resolution
Iolanda Fresnillo

Out of service: How public services and human rights are being threatened by the growing debt crisis

Public services play a critical role in advancing human rights and fighting inequality. However, growing levels of external public debt, especially in the global south, threaten the very services on which citizens depend in order to have even a basic standard of living.

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Iolanda Fresnillo

Haiti 10 years after the earthquake: the fight for social and economic justice continues

On January 12 2010 an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale ripped through Port-au-Prince metropolitan area and other parts of Haiti. More than 1.5 million people, representing 15 per cent of the country's population, were directly affected by the earthquake. According to the Haitian government, 316,000 people lost their lives. An estimated US$ 7.8 billion dollars of damage was caused - equivalent to more than 120 per cent of the GDP of 2009. Everyone in Haiti has a story that begins or ends on 12 January and many wounds remain open. Everyone lost someone. Everyone remembers where they were that day.

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  • Debt Resolution
Bodo Ellmers

Report from the Expert Seminar - Promoting governance innovation in sovereign debt restructurings: What are our options?

This seminar took place in the context of an emerging wave of debt crises across the globe, and an especially acute situation in Argentina, which had already partly defaulted on sovereign debts and announced that action on debt needs to be taken.

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  • Debt Resolution