Debt Sustainability

Maria Jose Romero

América Latina y la epidemia de Covid-19: una crónica de múltiples crisis (II)

Este es el segundo de una serie de artículos sobre el brote de coronavirus y su impacto en América Latina. En el primer artículo exploramos los factores subyacentes de la emergencia sanitaria, incluyendo las políticas de austeridad y una mayor participación del sector privado a través de las asociaciones público-privadas (APP) en los servicios de salud.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Debt Sustainability
Maria Jose Romero

América Latina y la epidemia de Covid-19: una crónica de múltiples crisis (I)

Este es el primero de dos artículos que analizan cómo está afectando a los países de América Latina la epidemia de coronavirus. En este artículo, exploramos la naturaleza de los sistemas de salud de la región, incluida su dimensión de género, las recientes políticas de austeridad implementadas en varios países y los desafíos planteados por la mayor participación del sector privado en la atención sanitaria a través de, por ejemplo, las asociaciones público-privadas (APP).

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Debt Sustainability
Maria Jose Romero

Latin America and the outbreak of Covid-19: a chronicle of multiple crises (II)

This is the second in a series of articles on the outbreak of Covid-19 and the impact on Latin America. In the first article we explored the underlying factors of the health emergency, including the austerity policies and increased role of the private sector, through health public-private partnerships (PPPs).

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Debt Sustainability
Maria Jose Romero

Latin America and the outbreak of Covid-19: a chronicle of multiple crises (I)

In this article, we analyse how the Covid-19 outbreak is affecting Latin American countries and their ability to respond to the health emergency in an effective and equitable way.

  • Publicly-backed Private Finance
  • Debt Sustainability
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.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution

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

  • Debt Justice
  • Covid-19
Julia Ravenscroft

Impoverished countries spending up to 40% of government revenues on repaying debt, according to new research

A report published today shows that rapidly rising and more expensive public debt is pitting the rights of creditors against those of the world’s poorest - and in particular women and girls - as countries devote up to 40 per cent of revenue to external debt service.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability
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.

Read the report in English, French and Spanish

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
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.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Isabel Ortiz

Austerity: The new normal

Austerity and the Washington Consensus do not need to be the “new normal.” There are alternatives, even in the poorest countries.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability