Sixth Annual Sovereign Debt Restructuring Conference

In the post-COVID environment, the number of debt-distressed countries has increased, and several are in default (Chad, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Zambia). Despite developing policy initiatives to address Low-Income Countries (LICs) defaults and help with efficient debt restructuring processes, resolving these countries’ debt episodes have been slow and ad hoc so far. Until now, defaults occurred under a relatively low global interest rate environment and benign US dollar levels. Rising interest rates and the strengthening of the US dollar may create conditions that accelerate sovereign debt restructurings, particularly of LICs.  […]