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.

Project Co-Chairs

Shamshad Akhtar, Former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan and Finance Minister of Pakistan
María Fernanda Espinosa, Politican, Diplomat and Human Rights Advocate
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
Jörg Haas, Head of International Politics at the Heinrich Böll Foundation
Yuefen Li, Senior Advisor on South-South Cooperation and Development Finance at South Centre
Ulrich Volz, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London
Anzetse Were, Senior Economist at Financial Sector Deepening Kenya

Stakeholder Advisory Group

Dillon Alleyne, Deputy Chief of ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
Niranjali Amerasinghe, Executive Director of ActionAid USA
Tumasie Blair, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations
John Bush, Director of Tax and Fiscal Reform at the International Lawyers Project
Aldo Caliari, Senior Director of Policy and Campaigns at the Jubilee USA Network
Mizan Khan, Deputy Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development
Moritz Kraemer, Chief Economist and Head of Research at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
Magalie Masamba, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
Carola Mejia, Climate Finance Analyst at Latindadd
Daniel Munevar, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer at the European Network on Debt and Development
Mohamed Nasheed, Thematic Ambassador for Ambition at the Climate Vulnerable Forum
Annamaria Viterbo, Professor of International Law at the University of Torino
Tessa Woofenden, Senior Policy and Research Officer at Debt Justice


Sarah Ribbert    
Project Coordinator        

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