Sustainable Investment Scaling up in Low-Income Countries
Washington DC, November 30, 2010
There is a large investment gap in Low-Income Countries (LICs), particularly in infrastructure. Addressing it is critical to increasing potential growth.
The required financing will likely come, at least partly, from nontraditional official creditors and private sources. The conference will bring together leading academics, researchers, and policy makers to examine how to scale up investment in a sustainable and growth-maximizing way in LICs.
The one-day conference had an opening plenary and three thematic sessions and would ended with a policy-oriented panel. The themes covered included: (1) public investment, including the quality of the public investment management process and growth (2) assessing debt sustainability; and (3) managing the private financing of infrastructure.
To read the papers presented at this conference, please click the links below.
See also some additional material:
- Reaching the MDGs: Mcroeconomic Prospects & Challenges in Low-Income Countries
- Emerging from the Global Crisis—Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries (PIN)
- Emerging from the Global Crisis - Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries (Paper)
- Preserving Debt Sustainability in Low-Income Countries in the Wake of the Global Crisis
- Staff Guidance Note on the Application of the Joint Fund-Bank Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
- Staff Guidance Note on Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs
- Reaching the MDGs: An Action Plan for Trade