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External Finance for Low-Income Countries

External Finance for Low-Income Countries »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451957198.071

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

Edited by Zubair Iqbal and Ravi Kanbur, this volume consists of papers presented at a joint IMF and World Bank conference on external financing for low-income countries. The primary focus was on the impact of exter...

1 Welcoming Address

1 Welcoming Address »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to this Conference on External Financing for Low-Income Countries. For a number of years, the International Monetary Fund has been organizing seminars and conferences fo...

2 Welcoming Address

2 Welcoming Address »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

On behalf of the World Bank Group, let me join Mr. Ouattara in welcoming you. I know that I speak for all my colleagues in saying that we look forward to exchanging views with you on the important topic of e...

3 External Debt and Finance for Low-Income Countries—An Overview

3 External Debt and Finance for Low-Income Countries—An Overview »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

During the 1980s, a revitalized debt strategy encompassing concerted lending, debt reduction, and comprehensive macroeconomic adjustment supported by arrangements with the International Monetary Fund and the...

4 Analytical Aspects of the Debt in Problems of Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

4 Analytical Aspects of the Debt in Problems of Heavily Indebted Poor Countries »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

After a difficult period following the onset of the debt crisis in 1982, the debt situation of most middle-income debtor countries has improved substantially. However, a group of low-income countries, most o...

5 Debt Overhang and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

5 Debt Overhang and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

There has been significant progress in the past several years toward establishing a common understanding and appreciation of the critical features and severity of the African debt problem. It is now widely a...

6 An Analysis of External Debt and Capital Flight in the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa

6 An Analysis of External Debt and Capital Flight in the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

The African debt crisis, like its Latin American counterpart, started in the early 1980s and still continues. Debt was a big issue in the 1980s when the international financial system appeared threatened by...

7 Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries and the HIPC Debt Initiative

7 Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries and the HIPC Debt Initiative »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

Since the onset in the early 1980s of the debt crisis, which affected both middle- and low-income countries, the debt situation of middle-income debtor countries has improved signif...

8 Debt Relief for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries: Lessons from the Debt Crisis of the 1980s

8 Debt Relief for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries: Lessons from the Debt Crisis of the 1980s »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

The official financial community has adopted in principle a historic Initiative to forgive a large portion of the debt owed by the most severely indebted of the heavily indebted poo...

9 Assessing the Efficiency of Mechanisms for Dealing with the Debt Problems of Low-Income Countries

9 Assessing the Efficiency of Mechanisms for Dealing with the Debt Problems of Low-Income Countries »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

It is now a decade and a half since Mexico nearly defaulted on its external obligations and the “debt crisis” hit began. There was, of course, more than one type of debt crisis, and...