A sovereign debt crisis is looming in the global south.

A debt crisis is looming in the Global South. Although international capital has partially returned to developing and emerging economies, in many low- and middle-income countries debt service is impeding crisis responses and contributing to worsening development prospects and a compromised ability to adapt to the impending climate crisis as well as threatening the achievement of the SDGs.

The G20 Common Framework for Debt Treatments will not suffice to tackle the debt problem facing many developing and emerging economies. This is a systemic problem, and a global and systemic response is needed. The international community, and the G20 in particular, need to agree on an ambitious agenda for tackling the debt crisis and providing countries with the fiscal space for sustainable crisis responses.

The Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery (DRGR) Project is a collaboration between the Boston University Global Development Center, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and the Centre for Sustainable Finance, SOAS University of London to advance innovative solutions to address the looming sovereign debt crisis.

The DRGR Project works with policy makers, thought leaders and civil society from around the world to develop systemic approaches to both resolve the debt crisis and advance a just transition to sustainable, low-carbon economy.

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