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Chinese Debt, Aid and Trade: Opportunity or Threat for Zambia?

"This paper looks at the threats and opportunities of China’s involvement in Africa and Zambia, specifically relating to aid, trade and debt sustainability aspects, and offers policy recommendations that may enable ‘China in Africa’ to be beneficial…

Restoring Debt Sustainability in African Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

Debt sustainability among the 30 African low-income countries that previously received debt relief has deteriorated sharply. More than one-third are either back in, or at high risk of, debt distress. Outcomes of the 2017 review of the International …

Managing Africa's Rising Debt: Time for a Multi-pronged Approach

Debt sustainability in Africa has emerged as a key concern among policymakers and development finance institutions (DFIs). Currently, 19 out of 54 countries in Africa exceed the 60% debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) threshold prescribed by the …

Impact of COVID-19 on Financial Stability in Africa

Covid-19 has been very damaging to global equity and debt markets, especially in developing markets with riskier assets. The impact on developing markets has been exacerbated by falling commodity prices and depreciating currencies. The turbulence in…

Long Term Sustainability of Kenya's Debt under Different Scenarios

The fast-paced accumulation of debt today, at least from the Kenya government's standpoint, is justified by the returns of the debt-financed investments. The rising rate of debt accumulation and debt service triggers the fear that the debt ratios co…

COVID-19- Regional Rapid Debt Sustainability Impacts and Economic Rescue Packages Analyses in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Region

This paper discusses the impact of rescue packages on public finances, particularly debt sustainability and prospects for an early recovery from the pandemic, against the backdrop of economic and financial stimulus packages implemented by government…

COVID-19 - Debt Sustainability Impacts and Economic Rescue Packages Analyses in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region

This paper revealed numerous debt sustainability challenges emanating from COVID-19 pandemic. While SADC member countries have put in place various stimulus packages to respond to the pandemic, this will exacerbate the already precarious debt situat…

Review and Analysis of Debt Sustainability: Ghana

This report seeks to highlight trends in key debt management measures for a selected number of African countries with debt management problems (Central African Republic, Chad, Ghana, Mozambique, Senegal and Zambia). Extra analysis on Ghana is presen…

COVID-19 – Debt Sustainability Impacts and Economic Packages Analyses in Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region

“This paper revealed numerous debt sustainability challenges emanating from COVID-19 pandemic. While SADC member countries have put in place various stimulus packages to respond to the pandemic, this will exacerbate the already precarious debt sit…

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