About us

The Project Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery was conceived in the summer of 2020 to advance innovative solutions to address the sovereign debt crisis that many countries in the Global South are facing at a time when social progress is under threat and urgent climate action is needed. We are working with thought leaders, civil society and policymakers around the world to develop systemic approaches that help to resolve the debt crisis and advance a just transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

Co-chairs of the project

Shamshad Akhtar, Former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan and Finance Minister of Pakistan
Kevin P. Gallagher, Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Director of the Global Development Policy Center, Boston University
Stephany Griffith-Jones, Emeritus Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University and Financial Markets Program Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University
Ulrich Volz, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London
Jörg Haas, Head of International Politics at the Heinrich Böll Foundation

Contact: intpol@boell.de

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The website is maintained by Arabella Wintermayr for Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.