Illegitimate Debt

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. 

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  • 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

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Iolanda Fresnillo

Resumén: Fuera de servicio: Cómo amenaza a los servicios públicos y los derechos humanos la creciente crisis de la deuda

Los servicios públicos desempeñan un papel fundamental en los avances en materia de derechos humanos y lucha contra la desigualdad. Sin embargo, los crecientes niveles de deuda pública externa, especialmente en el Sur global, amenazan los servicios de los que dependen los ciudadanos para tener, incluso, un nivel de vida básico.

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Iolanda Fresnillo

Fuera de servicio: Cómo amenaza a los servicios públicos y los derechos humanos la creciente crisis de la deuda

Los servicios públicos desempeñan un papel fundamental en los avances en materia de derechos humanos y lucha contra la desigualdad. Sin embargo, los crecientes niveles de deuda pública externa, especialmente en el Sur global, amenazan los servicios de los que dependen los ciudadanos para tener, incluso, un nivel de vida básico.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
Iolanda Fresnillo

Briefing: 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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  • 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.

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Mark Perera

Podemos resolverlo: Los 10 principios de la sociedad civil para la resolución de la deuda soberana

Ahora existe un amplio consenso en las comunidades financieras y de desarrollo internacionales de que está creciendo una nueva ola de crisis de deuda

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Mark Perera

We can work it out: 10 civil society principles for sovereign debt resolution

There is now widespread consensus within the international finance and development communities that a new wave of debt crises is unfurling. 

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Bodo Ellmers

Things to watch in 2019: Debt and emerging debt crises (part 2)

Second in a two-part blog series 

At the start of the New Year, the number of countries at high risk of debt distress is growing at an alarming rate. With so many crises already ongoing, and more expected to emerge over the next 12 months, it’s no surprise that the topic is high on the agenda of international organisations. But perhaps it’s not as high up as it should be in order to head off a looming crisis…

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  • Debt Resolution
Bodo Ellmers

Things to watch in 2019: Debt and emerging debt crises (part 1)

First in a two-part blog series 

More than a decade after the last global financial crisis hit, the next wave of defaults is lapping at our shores. Financing conditions will become more difficult in 2019. The world’s major central banks ‘normalised’ their monetary policies last year, meaning that the times of cheap and abundant credit are over. 
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