Jubilee USA IMF World Bank Spring Meetings Events

Tackling the Next Wave of Sovereign Debt Crises

Wednesday, April 10, 2019,
3:00pm - 4:00pm
IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings
IMF Headquarters 1 - Meeting Hall A&B


 Mr. Larry Elliott, Economics Editor, The Guardian


Mr. David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Mr. Fanwell Kenala Bokosi, Executive Director, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
Mr. Lee Buccheit, Legal Expert
Ms. Odette Lienau, Professor of Law, Cornell University and Yale University
H.E. Romuald Wadagni, Minister of Finance of Benin

Debt is at record levels in advanced economies and emerging markets. 40 percent of low income countries are wrestling with debt distress or high-risk debt levels. If measures are not put in place to reduce risk, a new and broad-based wave of debt crises could emerge as a major threat for the 2030 development agenda. In a few countries, a debt crisis has already materialized. Can the current international financial architecture provide prevention and resolution of debt and financial crises? Or does it need to be reformed?

Sponsors: Jubilee USA Network, AFRODAD, eralssjahr.de, Eurodad, Latindadd, Oxfam

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Available for Interview and On-Camera Interviews: Eric LeCompte, Executive Director
Contact: Kate Zeller, Campaigns Director - [email protected] / (o) (202) 783-3566 x105 / (m) (503) 936-7553


Dealing with Sovereign Debt Distress: Case Studies, Causes and Solutions

Friday April 12, 2019,
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
IMF/World Bank Annual Spring Meetings
Building I2 Room 220


Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network 


Fanwell Kenala Bokosi, AFRODAD  

Mark Flanagan, IMF Debt Policy Division

Patricia Miranda, Latindadd

Sponsors: Jubilee USA Network, AFRODAD, Latindadd, Brot für die Welt

New debt case studies and analysis for Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean will be presented during this panel. Debt and finance experts will discuss current debt crises and debt distress facing countries. Causes, prevention measures and solutions will be debated. In light of new debt reports, this panel will review policies including: debt restructuring, debt sustainability, tax and transparency, trade agreements and responsible borrowing and lending.

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