Debt Justice

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 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 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

The IMF in the Arab World: lessons unlearnt

This report surveys the IMF’s impact on post revolutionary Arab states by documenting the history of IMF involvement in the region. It then traces the change in IMF rhetoric and practice before and after 2011 in four Arab countries: Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
  • Bretton Woods Project
Bodo Ellmers

The UN's work towards faster and better resolution of debt crises: a tale of legal frameworks and basic principles for debt restructurings

To date, there are no international institutions that are in a position to resolve debt crises in a fair, orderly and sustainable manner.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution

The new debt trap: how the response to the last global financial crisis has laid the ground for the next

This report investigates the debts owed by countries as a whole – both their governments and the private sector – minus the debts owed to them. It finds that the level of such debts owed between countries has risen from $11.3 trillion in 2011 to $13.8 trillion in 2014, and predicts that in 2015 they will increase further to $14.7 trillion.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
  • Jubilee Debt Campaign

Financing for Development: Key challenges for policy makers

This paper draws key conclusions for policy makers based on research and major analyses that have been published in the run up to the United Nations’ third Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), which takes place in Addis Ababa in July 2015.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Debt Resolution
Jan Van de Poel

New anti-vulture fund legislation in Belgium: an example for Europe and rest of the world

Vulture funds target crisis countries that are already struggling to finance public services and infrastructure. An initiative in Belgium positions the country as a pioneer in efforts to stop vulture funds.

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution

World Debt Figures 2015

The Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CADTM) has been working tirelessly since 1990 to demonstrate the relationship between debt and the inability of the world’s economic system to secure even the most basic rights for hundreds of millions of people around the world. 

  • Debt Justice
  • Debt Resolution
  • CADTM

The Suffering of Others: The human cost of the International Finance Corporation’s lending through financial intermediaries

Billions in “out of control” IFC investments into third-parties causing human rights abuses around the world 

  • Debt Justice
  • Oxfam International