Debt Wednesday: session 1&2
What is public debt?
Sovereign debt today and debt sustainability
The first session of the Debt Wednesday's training course introduced basic concepts around public debt, its composition and dynamics. Participants were able to better understand how sovereign debt is created and why it is important for sustainable development and people's rights. We also outlined what is the situation of sovereign debt today and introduced key concepts such as debt sustainability.
- Iolanda Fresnillo, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, Eurodad
- Daniel Munevar, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, Eurodad
- Moderator: Jean Saldanha, Director, Eurodad
During the first two sessions, we introduced the basic concepts around public debt, its composition and dynamics. We then moved on to the situation of sovereign debt today and we introduced the key concept of debt sustainability.
You had the opportunity to express what you immediately associate the word "debt" with, and this is the result:
- Eurodad, Building a road map to Sovereign Debt Justice after Covid-19, 2020
- Eurodad, Debt Sustainability in the post Covid-19 era, 2020
- Eurodad, Shadow report on the limitations of the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative: Draining out the Titanic with a bucket? (available in French, Spanish and Portuguese), 2020
- Eurodad, A toolkit for advocacy at the International Monetary Fund, 2018
- Erlassjarh: Global Sovereign Debt Monitor 2020, 2019, 2018
- Erlassjarh: interactive map, highly indebted countries worldwide
- Jubilee Debt Campaign - Guide to understanding and accessing debt information, 2020
- CADTM, From the South to the North of the planet: a short history of the debt crisis and structural adjustment programmes, 2015
- CADTM, Debt Against the People: an ABC, 2020
- CADTM, 11 questions / 11 answers about the new global debt crisis and how it can be radically reduced, 2020
- CADTM, Evolution of the external debt of developing countries between 2000 and 2019, 2021
- Ugarteche, O., How it went in 2020. Spanish version here. 2021
- World Bank, World Bank's International Debt Statistics 2021
- D’Erasmo, Mendoza, Zhang, What is a Sustainable Public Debt?, NBER, 2015
- IMF, The Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries, 2018
- The Bretton Woods Project, What types of financing does the IMF provide?, 2020
A graphic version's here: download it and save it somewhere you can easily find it!
- Afrodad, Glossary, 2018
- CADTM, Online glossary (multilanguage)
- IMF, Glossary of selected financial terms, 2006
- OECD, Glossary of statistical terms
Some other materials include:
- Iolanda's presentation on public debt is available here in English and here in French
- Daniel's presentation on debt sustainability is available here
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In addition, you can always access the interactive informal recommendations list. We encourage you to use it and add any material that caught your attention and you would like others to see: it could be a podcast, a book, an inspiring article, even a TikTok video could do. Feel free to share it with us.
|This webinar is being organised with the financial support of the European Union, Bread for the World, the Open Society Foundations and Avina Americas. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Eurodad and its partners and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.|