New PDF release: Economic Development in Africa: Debt Sustainability - Oasis

By United Nations

ISBN-10: 1417577029

ISBN-13: 9781417577026

ISBN-10: 9211126487

ISBN-13: 9789211126488

Within the context of the Millennium improvement pursuits (MDGs), the foreign neighborhood has set itself a goal of decreasing poverty by way of part by means of the 12 months 2015. Many observers have now come to the belief that, on current developments, there's little or no probability that this aim may be accomplished at any time on the subject of that date within the poorer international locations, together with in Africa. The continent’s debt difficulties and its source specifications are inextricably associated with the capability of African nations to generate capital accumulation and progress. the present learn questions Africa’s debt sustainability and attempts to place those and different similar concerns in point of view creating a variety of tips about easy methods to take care of Africa’s debt overhang, both throughout the adoption of recent ways or a tremendous revision and development of current debt reduction regulations.

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1 o. o ma. a. a. a. 8 ma. a. a. 8 .. 7 Uganda United Rep. a. xmes: Calculations based on interest payments on domesticand external public debt as reporte1 in country-specific IMF Staff Reports and World Bank databases; stocks of domestic public debt are estimates b a d on interest payments on public domesticdebt, assumingthat the average interest rate on domestic public debt is 5 per cent. Data based on period 1999-2001. 42 Economic Development in Africa African HlPCs in the amounts and shares of domestic public debt and debt service.

A. a. a. a. 5 Debt Sustainability: Oasis or Mirage? a. 3 ma. a. a. a. 0 11 91 a5 124 6 158 1 O8 78 ma. a. a. a. a. : ma ma. 5 2.! a. a. a. 8 Calculated based on various Woria Bank uafatla5es; see note 1 tor turthpr dpialls. Subject toavailabitity, averages have been cafculated based Qn individual year ratios, whereby the iatest availalbe data have been used to calculate each year's ratio before takin the average over the three years. All debt data are based on total external debt and actual totardebt Sewlce paid as reported in the World Bank's Global Development Finance databaw.

As interest rates change over time, any change in the DSA reference date implies changes in the discount rates and thus means changes in the NPV of HIPCs’ debt and therefore H I PC debt relief. As Uganda’s reassessment under Debt Sustainability: Oasis or Mirage? 49 Together with volatile exports (and/or volatile government revenues), the use of ClRRs in DSA results in highly unpredictable data that influence the costs and assistance levels of the HlPC Initiative. Averaging ClRRs over six months implies unfair assistance levels, as HlPCs assessed during periods of relatively high world interest rates will ceteris paribus receive less HIPC assistance than countries assessed during periods of relatively low world interest rates.

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