Debt Sustainability

Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR)

Zambia, Debt and Covid-19

The pandemic has had a devastating impact on the living conditions of the population of Zambia. Debt relief with private creditor participation is required now to ensure the country can boost its Covid-19 response and support a sustainable recovery.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Abdul Khaliq

Urgent debt relief needed as Pakistan faces perfect debt trap

The indicators of a severe debt crisis were already present in Pakistan long before the Covid-19 crisis hit. Coordinated efforts by CSOs all round the world are needed to ensure that countries like Pakistan are not left alone dealing with its impact.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
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.

Read the report in English, FrenchSpanish and Portuguese.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Mark Perera

Eurodad reacts to UN calls for a global mechanism for sovereign debt restructurings

Today, the UN Secretary General called for a sovereign debt restructuring mechanism to be established as part of the longer term response to the Covid-19 crisis and its economic impacts. The call is accompanied by a new report from UNCTAD - the main UN body dealing with trade, investment and development issues - calling for a global authority to oversee debt restructurings.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability
Daniel Munevar

G20 debt service suspension: A response not fit for purpose (II)

This second part of our two-part blog series provides an assessment of the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative announced last week. Part I analyses the impact of the proposal on fiscal responses to Covid-19. Part II places the initiative in the context of the broader economic costs of the crisis for developing countries.

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Daniel Munevar

G20 debt service suspension: A response not fit for purpose (I)

This blog series of two parts will provide an assessment of the G20 debt service suspension initiative announced last week. Part I analyses the impact of the proposal on fiscal responses to Covid-19. Part II places the initiative in the context of the broader economic costs of the crisis for developing countries. 

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
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
Daniel Munevar

Moratoria de la deuda para 69 Economías de Bajos Ingresos

Evaluación de costos de una moratoria de la deuda para enfrentar la crisis de Covid-19

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Julia Ravenscroft

Developing country debt must be cancelled to tackle coronavirus crisis

On World Health Day, amid an unprecedented global crisis, more than 100 organisations are calling for developing country debt to be cancelled to fight the Covid-19 health and economic crisis.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Daniel Munevar

Emergency financing for Low-Income Economies to tackle Covid-19

This briefing is provided to inform development of policy responses to the Covid-19 crisis and in support of calls from wider civil society for debt cancellations for the world’s poorest countries in the face of the current crisis. 

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability