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Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries
			: The Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : The Enhanced HIPC Initiative »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463904869.054

ISBN: 9781463904869

Keywords: stock-of-debt operation, external debt, present value, debt relief, debt reduction

This pamphlet describes the IMF-World Bank initiative begun in 1996 to address in a comprehensive manner the overall debt burden of eligible heavily indebted poor countries (HIPCs) pursuing programs of adjustment a...

The HIPC Initiative

The HIPC Initiative »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : The Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1999

ISBN: 9781463904869

Keywords: stock-of-debt operation, external debt, present value, debt relief, debt reduction

The HIPC Initiative is a framework developed jointly by the IMF and the World Bank to address the external debt problems of the heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC...

Traditional Debt-Relief Mechanisms for HIPCs

Traditional Debt-Relief Mechanisms for HIPCs »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : The Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1999

ISBN: 9781463904869

Keywords: stock-of-debt operation, external debt, present value, debt relief, debt reduction

To address the debt burden of the low-income countries, the international financial community (including Paris Club creditors, non-Paris Club bilateral and commercial creditors, and multilateral institutions...

The HIPC Initiative

The HIPC Initiative »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : The Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1999

ISBN: 9781463904869

Keywords: stock-of-debt operation, external debt, present value, debt relief, debt reduction

The traditional mechanisms for dealing with the debt problems of low-income countries are sufficiently robust to deal with the debt burden of many HIPCs and to reduce their external debts to sustainable leve...

Progress Made in the HIPC Initiative

Progress Made in the HIPC Initiative »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : The Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1999

ISBN: 9781463904869

Keywords: stock-of-debt operation, external debt, present value, debt relief, debt reduction

On April 22 and 23, 1997, the Executive Boards of the World Bank and the IMF approved Uganda’s eligibility for assistance under the HIPC Initiative. They agreed to an NPV debt-to-exports target of 202 percen...

Conclusion

Conclusion »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : The Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1999

ISBN: 9781463904869

Keywords: stock-of-debt operation, external debt, present value, debt relief, debt reduction

The HIPC Initiative is not a panacea for all of the economic problems of the HIPCs. Even if, hypothetically, all of the external debts of the HIPCs were forgiven, most would still continue to need large-scal...

Annex. The HIPC Initiative

Annex. The HIPC Initiative »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : The Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1999

ISBN: 9781463904869

Keywords: stock-of-debt operation, external debt, present value, debt relief, debt reduction

At their meetings in September 1996, the IMF’s Interim Committee and the IMF and World Bank’s Development Committee endorsed specific proposals put forward jointly by the IMF and the World Bank...

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : The Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1999

ISBN: 9781463904869

Keywords: stock-of-debt operation, external debt, present value, debt relief, debt reduction

Bilateral creditors. These creditors are governments. Their claims are loans extended by, or guaranteed by, governments or official agencies, such as export credit agencies. Certain official cre...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : The Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1999

ISBN: 9781463904869

Keywords: stock-of-debt operation, external debt, present value, debt relief, debt reduction

This pamphlet describes the IMF-World Bank initiative begun in 1996 to address in a comprehensive manner the overall debt burden of eligible heavily indebted poor countries (HIPCs) pursuing programs of adjustment a...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries : The Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1999

ISBN: 9781463904869

Keywords: stock-of-debt operation, external debt, present value, debt relief, debt reduction

This pamphlet describes the IMF-World Bank initiative begun in 1996 to address in a comprehensive manner the overall debt burden of eligible heavily indebted poor countries (HIPCs) pursuing programs of adjustment a...