Debt Sustainability

The politics of quantitative easing

This report analyses the problems that monetary policies in developed economies pose for developing countries. Given the history of debt crises in emerging economies, with profound and long-lasting socio-economic and political consequences, we must be alert to signs of another emerging debt crisis.

  • Debt Resolution
  • SOMO

Civil Society position on the IMF and World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework Review

Civil Society position on the IMF and World Bank Debt Sustainability Framework Review submitted in June 2016.

  • Debt Justice
  • Illegitimate Debt

Mozambique should not pay the hidden debt

Mozambique should not pay the hidden debt by Joseph Hanlon

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution

Paris Proof Export Support: why and how the Dutch government must exclude credit support for fossil fuel

Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) are key institutions governments employ to support private companies doing business overseas. ECAs offer a wide range of guarantees and insurances to private companies. This makes it easier for these companies to gain access to finance, mostly from banks.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability
  • Both ENDS

The G20 Compact with Africa and the proposed "Marshall Plan" for Africa: welcoming the initiatives with caution

African civil society groups give a "cautious welcome" to the G20's plans for a "Compact for Africa"

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability
  • Afrodad

Global Sovereign Indebtedness Monitor 2017 (English version)

In the run-up to the G20 Finance Ministers' meeting in Baden-Baden last weekend, Erlassjahr / Jubilee Germany released their annual report on sovereign indebtedness.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
  • Erlassjahr

The new debt crisis in the Global South

In January 2017 the government of Mozambique defaulted on a bond interest payment. Ghana is already dependent on loans from the IMF and World Bank to pay the high interest on loans from private lenders. Many of these debts are under the jurisdiction of the UK, with over 90% of subSaharan African government bonds owed under English law.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Sustainability
  • Jubilee Debt Campaign

The fall and rise of Ghana’s debt: How a new debt trap has been set

Ghana is in a debt crisis. Having had significant amounts of debt cancelled a decade ago, the country is losing around 30% of government revenue in external debt payments each year.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
  • Jubilee Debt Campaign

The responsible finance standards of multilateral institutions: state of play

Eurodad’s report The state of finance for developing countries 2014 showed that developing countries continue to lose significantly more financial resources than they gain due to failings in the international economic and monetary system. In addition, as Eurodad’s report setting out key challenges for policy makers in advance of last year’s UN summit on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa argued, the quality of the financing that developing countries receive also needs improvement.

  • Development Finance
  • Debt Sustainability

The Evolving Nature of Developing Country Debt and Solutions for Change

This Eurodad discussion paper analyses the evolving nature of developing country debt and solutions for change. It aims to identify relevant reform processes on an international level, and more practically to keep progressive actors that want to drive change informed about existing opportunities.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution