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Working Paper
Debt-financed fiscal stimulus in South Africa

Debt-financed fiscal stimulus programmes directly stimulate aggregate demand through government expenditure or tax cuts, but their effectiveness is highly dependent on direct crowding out of private sector expenditure, spillover effects to the privat...

Public debt Interest rate Fiscal sustainability
Working Paper
Do fiscal regimes matter for fiscal sustainability in South Africa?: A Markov-switching approach

This paper empirically examines South Africa’s fiscal sustainability through a Markov-switching model which utilizes quarterly datasets for the period from 1960 to 2019...

Fiscal sustainability Markov switching South Africa
Working Paper
Public debt sustainability and debt dynamics: The case of Tanzania

Rising public debt in sub-Saharan Africa remains a matter of concern. We provide an analysis of public debt and debt sustainability in Tanzania, focusing on external debt...

Public debt Tanzania Debt sustainability
Research Brief
Debt: IMF financing versus debt-restructuring

​In the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, debt crises have plagued low-, middle-, and high-income countries at various times...

Public debt Economic growth Financial institutions, International
Working Paper
Aid and Policy Preference in Oil-Rich Countries: Comparing Indonesia and Nigeria

This paper analyses the role of foreign aid to assist development in two oil-rich countries: Indonesia and Nigeria...

Public debt Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Lecture
The burden of external debt in developing countries

Invited Guest Lecturer, Imed Drine, Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. Contact person: Tafor Prince Will, University of Jyväskylä...

22 November 2012
University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
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Research Brief
Aid, Debt, and Public Expenditure Allocation

It is predicted that the global financial crisis will negatively affect developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa both through a reduction in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) caused by the shrinking (or stagnating) of the economies of many majo...

Public debt Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Working Paper
On the Impact of External Debt and Aid on Public Expenditure Allocation in Sub-Saharan Africa after the Launch of the HIPC Initiative

In the wake of the current financial and economic crises, the economies of sub-Saharan Africa find themselves squeezed between likely reductions in official development assistance and the pressing challenge to eradicate poverty...

Public debt Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Blog
Making Finance the Servant not the Master

Tony Addison Today, there is much frustration with the financial sector. Society’s precious savings are not being put to the best of uses—investing for the social good...

Banking Capitalism Public debt
Blog
Surprises Ahead?

Tony Addison With six months remaining till the end of 2011, it’s time to take a peek into the near future. What can we expect? John Kenneth Galbraith once said that economic forecasting was invented to make astrology look respectable...

Agriculture Climate change Public debt
Book Chapter
Reconstructing the Aid Effectiveness Debate

From the book: Foreign Aid for Development

Public debt Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal Article
Implications of the External Debt-servicing Constraint for Public Health Expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa

The paper explores the implications of the external debt-servicing constraint for public health spending in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where the health challenges have been great and debt servicing particularly burdensome...

Public debt Health expenditures
Book Chapter
The Burden of Debt and the Millennium Development Goal for Poverty in India

From the book: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Public debt Poverty Public investments
Book Chapter
Debt Relief: The Development and Poverty Impact

From the book: Development Finance in the Global Economy

Public debt Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Journal Article
Aid Effectiveness, Debt Relief and Public Finance Response: Evidence from a Panel of HIPC Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue Foreign Aid Heterogeneity

Public debt Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
Working Paper
Aid Effectiveness, Debt Relief and Public Finance Response: Evidence from a Panel of HIPCs

Substantial amounts of debt relief have been granted to a set of low-income countries, as an alternative aid modality...

Public debt Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy
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