Debt and Debt Sustainability and Interrelated Systemic Issues

The second session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development will focus on the action areas of sections E and F of chapter II of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, as follows: debt and debt sustainability and interrelated systemic issues.

Guiding questions:

  • How can current debt vulnerabilities in developing countries be mitigated and developing country sovereign debt and financial crises be prevented?
  • How can sovereign debt financing, both external and domestic, be leveraged successfully for sustainable development in the future?
  • What institutional, policy and regulatory change are required at the international level to ensure that global economic governance structures better support the use of responsible debt financing, by borrowers and lenders, for sustainable development?
  • How can existing frameworks and tools be improved to ensure effective, fair and transparent sovereign debt crisis resolutions?