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Small island developing states need urgent support to avoid debt defaults
12 Apr 2021
By Rachid Bouhia, Economist, UNCTAD, and Emily Wilkinson, Researcher, ODI
Donors renew support for UNCTAD's work on debt management
21 Jan 2021
New funding will boost efforts to help developing countries better manage soaring debt levels and the resulting economic vulnerability, particularly in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Soaring debt burden threatens global goals, experts warn
21 Nov 2019
Concerted and urgent multilateral action is needed to release developing countries from current debt traps.
UNCTAD, Azerbaijan ink deal to better manage public debt
28 Oct 2019
An efficient public debt management system is imperative for sustainable economic growth, better governance and poverty alleviation.
Debt levels in developing countries heighten vulnerability
11 Jul 2019
A more balanced growth strategy could help developing countries better manage existing and future debt burdens.
Debt sustainability in developing countries is deteriorating fast
7 Nov 2018
Urgent talks on a looming global debt crisis take place in Geneva at the second session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development on 7-9 November.
Debt warning lights flash for poorest countries, experts say
3 May 2018
Top economists from UNCTAD and the International Monetary Fund agree it's time to sound the alarm on rising public debt in many low-income countries but disagree on how loudly the bell should be rung.
UNCTAD strengthens its cooperation with Vietnam in the area of debt and development finance strategies
25 Sep 2017
UNCTAD and the Government of Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on debt and development finance strategies.
Sovereign debt crises more likely, new mechanisms needed
26 Oct 2016
The world needs a new mechanism to deal with sovereign debt crises, which represent a growing danger to the economic stability of many developing countries.
What to do about "vulture funds"? UNCTAD event highlights challenges ahead
11 Dec 2015
A high-level UNCTAD Roundtable recently brought together over 70 participants and experts at the United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss the role played by non-cooperative funds (so-called vulture funds) in sovereign debt markets and debt restructurings.