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Zucker-Marques, Marina, Gallagher, Kevin P. and Volz, Ulrich (2024) Defaulting on Development and Climate: Debt Sustainability and the Race for the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement. Boston, London, Berlin: Boston University Global Development Policy Center; Centre for Sustainable Finance, SOAS, University of London; Heinrich Böll Foundation.

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Abstract

In this report we perform an enhanced global external debt sustainability analysis to estimate the extent to which EMDEs can mobilize the G20 independent Expert Group recommended levels of external financing without jeopardizing debt sustainability. We find that among 66 of the most economically vulnerable countries, 47 countries with a total population of over 1.11 billion people will face insolvency problems in the next five years as they seek to ramp up investment to meet climate and development goals. Debt relief must be administered for these countries to stand a chance to invest in a climate-resilient future and achieve their development aspirations.

Item Type: Monographs and Working Papers (Technical Report)
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
School Research Centres > Centre for Sustainable Finance
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2024 17:26
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/41719
Funders: Other

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