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Robbie Mochrie - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

Differences in economic and theological approaches to debt cancellation result from differences in disciplinary assumptions in respect of purpose, method, and argument. We argue that they provide alternative commentaries upon the need for debt cancellation, but that it is not possible to...

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– Perspectives from a New Qualifier, Tanzania
Ammon V. Y. Mbelle - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

In 1970 the external debt of Tanzania, a least developed country, was 16.8 per cent of GDP and 58.6 per cent of exports. The ratio of per capita debt to per capita income was 14.4 per cent. By 2001 the debt had reached just over 100 per cent of GDP and over 11 times the value of exports, with a per...

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– The Case of Kenya
Nancy N. Nafula - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This study critically reviews the education sector in Kenya and the challenges facing the sector in achieving universal primary schooling. The study argues that the introduction of cost-sharing system in Kenya has resulted in high dropout and repetition rates, low transition and completion rates....

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Paul Kieti Kimalu - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

Kenya’s external debt has continued to swell over the years, and despite the country meeting its debt commitment through regular servicing, this has been done at the expense of key social services such as health, education, water and sanitation. Although good health is a pre-requisite to...

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Gianni Vaggi - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

Sustainable development is a long-term process, and as such must be examined carefully. Development implies structural changes of many different types, ranging from purely economic aspects to those affecting the personal circumstances of people. Changes take time, all the more so when dealing with...

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Mohammed Omran - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

Late 1990, Egypt witnessed major and radical changes in all areas of its national life—political, legal, economic and social—as a reflection of implementing an economic reform programme in order to achieve progress in its economic indicators. This paper aims to examine the extent to...

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– The Kenya Case
Jane Kiringai - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

The Kenyan economy had a growth of –0.3 per cent in the year 2001, the lowest growth in the post-independence era. The dismal growth performance coincided with the period when the government was involved in grassroot consultations with civil society and other stakeholders, to find out the...

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– A Case for Enhanced HIPC Initiative
Tilat Anwar - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

The financing of Pakistan’s substantial current account deficits within the framework of IMF and the World Bank structural adjustment programmes—about 6 per cent of GDP in the early 1990s led to a debt crisis in the late 1990s. IMF considered this level of current account deficit quite...

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Era Dabla-Norris, John M. Matoovu, Paul Wade - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

The objective of this paper is to arrive at a better understanding of the implications of debt relief savings for poverty reduction in HIPC countries by focusing on one important channel of impact—human capital accumulation. Our simulation results suggest that poverty and growth objectives...

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Nancy Birdsall, Stijn Claessens, Ishac Diwan - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we focus on the question: will the HIPC debt reduction programme help in the transformation of the development assistance business and change the rules of the ‘debt game’ in Africa? We concentrate on the donor and official creditor side, by exploring how the growing debt...

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– Problèmes et Solutions
Samuel Fambon - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper evaluates Cameroon’s foreign debt situation by analysing its evolution (structure, debt service payment, debt ratio, borrowing conditions, etc.). The analysis is extended by examining the internal debt situation, taking into account its weight in the global endebtness of the county...

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– Context and Outlook for Debt Sustainability and Resource Flows
Lisandro Abrego, Doris C. Ross - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses debt relief efforts by creditors to alleviate the debt burden of low-income countries. The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative builds on traditional debt relief, and for the first time involves relief on multilateral debt. It seeks to reduce debt to sustainable...

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Simon Feeny, Mark McGillivray - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper looks at public sector debt in developing countries, being concerned specifically with the relationship between aid inflows and the public sector borrowing requirement net of aid loans. After examining the public sector budget constraint and various conditions under which aid might lead...

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– Thinking beyond the HIPC Initiative to Solving Structural Problems
Alemayehu Geda - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper attempts to answer the following question: If the HIPC Initiative is fully successful and managed to write-off all debt that is owed by Africa, will the debt problem be over? The answer is ‘no’. This pessimist answer is arrived at by examining the historical origin of African...

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– Cas de la Côte d’Ivoire
Leonce Yapo - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

In the 1980s most of Sub-Saharan African countries (SSA) especially the HIPCs faced an unprecedented indebtedness. Different mechanisms of debt relief as well as economic reforms have been put in place with the objective of enabling these countries to reach long-term economic growth and reduce...

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Oliver Morrissey - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper considers how the conditionality inherent in HIPC debt relief should be constituted to promote pro-poor policies. There are two dimensions to this. First, the extent to which the policies proposed are pro-poor. Second, the potential for releasing resources for pro-poor expenditures. The...

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