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IFF: Lobbying against Private Debt Relief for Developing Countries

The IIF & debt relief

SOMO Report: How the Institute of International Finance lobbies to prevent private debt relief for developing countries

A new report by SOMO exposes how the Institute of International Finance (IIF) has been given a privileged role by the G20 to facilitate debt relief by private creditors to the poorest countries, but has failed to deliver debt payment suspension or cancellation under the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI).

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New Background Paper on Lessons from the Brady Plan

The paper by DRGR authors Stephany Griffith-Jones, Kevin Gallagher, and Ulrich Volz reviews the main features of and experiences with the Brady Plan, which in 1989 laid the foundation for the restructuring of the sovereign debt of mainly Latin American countries. It argues that the combination of credit enhancement for restructured debt, moral suasion, and tax as well as regulatory relief to encourage private creditors to participate in debt restructurings may provide a template for addressing today’s sovereign debt problems.

Read Background Paper #7 here.