COVID-19

Debt prospects and challenges for developing countries in the continuing pandemic

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre
Debt prospects and challenges for developing countries in the continuing pandemic

Event details

Seminar

Date & time

Tuesday 01 March 2022
12.00pm–1.00pm

Venue

Online via Zoom

Speaker

Masood Ahmed

Contacts

Arichika Okazaki
02 6125 6805

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Developing countries already held precarious levels of sovereign debt prior to COVID-19. Now, over half of all low-income countries are at high risk of or are currently in debt distress, and some middle-income countries face debt sustainability challenges as well. In his address, Masood Ahmed will lay out the current debt situation, explain initiatives by the global community to promote debt sustainability and restructuring, and present a path forward.

Speaker

Masood Ahmed is President of the Center for Global Development. He joined the Center in January 2017, capping a 35-year career driving economic development policy initiatives relating to debt, aid effectiveness, trade, and global economic prospects at major international institutions including the IMF, World Bank, and DFID.

The AAC Speaker Series brings back some of our favourite speakers from the Australasian AID Conference, co-hosted by the Development Policy Centre and The Asia Foundation.

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