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Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries
			: Th E HPIC initiative (Revised'99)

Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : Th E HPIC initiative (Revised'99) »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758804.054

ISBN: 9781557758804

Keywords: debt relief, hipc initiative, debt service, external debt, debt sustainability

This paper analyzes the IMF's Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, which provides debt relief for low-income countries. The paper highlights that countries affected by the debt crisis of the 198...

The Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries

The Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Bergljot Barkbu , Marie-Helene Le Manchec , and Christian Beddies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067929.084

ISBN: 9781589067929

Keywords: Borrowing, Debt strategy, Debt sustainability analysis, External debt, External financing, Low-income developing countries, Multilateral debt relief initiative, HIPC Initiative, Risk management, debt sustainability

Low-income countries continue to face significant challenges in meeting their vast development needs while maintaining a sustainable debt position, even after many of these countries have benefited from substantial...

The Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs)

The Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : Th E HPIC initiative (Revised'99)

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758804

Keywords: debt relief, hipc initiative, debt service, external debt, debt sustainability

Countries affected by the debt crisis of the 1980s received concerted support from the international financial community in the form of Paris Club flow reschedulings (rescheduling o...

The Initial Framework

The Initial Framework »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : Th E HPIC initiative (Revised'99)

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758804

Keywords: debt relief, hipc initiative, debt service, external debt, debt sustainability

The Initiative is intended to deal comprehensively with the overall external debt burden of eligible countries, reducing it to a sustainable level within a reasonable period of time...

Modifications to the HIPC Initiative

Modifications to the HIPC Initiative »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : Th E HPIC initiative (Revised'99)

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758804

Keywords: debt relief, hipc initiative, debt service, external debt, debt sustainability

The creation and initial implementation of the HIPC Initiative has raised widespread interest in the issue of debt relief and prompted suggestions for strengthening the Initiative a...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : Th E HPIC initiative (Revised'99)

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758804

Keywords: debt relief, hipc initiative, debt service, external debt, debt sustainability

This paper analyzes the IMF's Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, which provides debt relief for low-income countries. The paper highlights that countries affected by the debt crisis of the 198...

Appendix I Glossary of Questions and Answers

Appendix I Glossary of Questions and Answers »

Source: The Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Bergljot Barkbu , Marie-Helene Le Manchec , and Christian Beddies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2009

ISBN: 9781589067929

Keywords: Borrowing, Debt strategy, Debt sustainability analysis, External debt, External financing, Low-income developing countries, Multilateral debt relief initiative, HIPC Initiative, Risk management, debt sustainability

What Is the Present Value of Debt? The present value (PV) is the discounted sum of all future principal and interest (at+it), at a given discount rate (β)....

Appendix II How to Conduct a Debt Sustainability Analysis: The Case of Haiti

Appendix II How to Conduct a Debt Sustainability Analysis: The Case of Haiti »

Source: The Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Bergljot Barkbu , Marie-Helene Le Manchec , and Christian Beddies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2009

ISBN: 9781589067929

Keywords: Borrowing, Debt strategy, Debt sustainability analysis, External debt, External financing, Low-income developing countries, Multilateral debt relief initiative, HIPC Initiative, Risk management, debt sustainability

This appendix complements Section III by providing a hands-on example of implementing the Debt Sustainability Framework (DSF) in a particular country case (Haiti). 16 The joint IM...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: The Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Bergljot Barkbu , Marie-Helene Le Manchec , and Christian Beddies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2009

ISBN: 9781589067929

Keywords: Borrowing, Debt strategy, Debt sustainability analysis, External debt, External financing, Low-income developing countries, Multilateral debt relief initiative, HIPC Initiative, Risk management, debt sustainability

Borrowing can help achieve economic and social objectives, and debt is its consequence. Many low-income countries (LICs) require substantial external financing to reach their development objectives, and step...

II What Is Debt Sustainability and Why Does It Matter?

II What Is Debt Sustainability and Why Does It Matter? »

Source: The Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Bergljot Barkbu , Marie-Helene Le Manchec , and Christian Beddies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2009

ISBN: 9781589067929

Keywords: Borrowing, Debt strategy, Debt sustainability analysis, External debt, External financing, Low-income developing countries, Multilateral debt relief initiative, HIPC Initiative, Risk management, debt sustainability

The Economics of Public and External Debt When governments face resource constraints, they often resort to borrowing to finance their expenditure plans. When outlays exceed revenues,...