What’s next for the HIPC Initiative?

One challenge for the HIPC Initiative is to ensure that eligible countries get full debt relief from all their creditors. Poor countries’ largest creditors – World Bank, African Development Bank, IMFInter-American Development Bank, and all Paris Club countries – have provided their full share of debt relief under the HIPC Initiative, and beyond, but other creditors have not done so.

Because creditors’ participation in the HIPC Initiative is voluntary, the IMF and the World Bank will continue to encourage creditors to participate and to deliver their share of HIPC Initiative debt relief.

Countries that have qualified for, are eligible or potentially eligible, and may wish to receive HIPC Initiative assistance
(as of January 2023)

Post-Completion-Point (36)
Afghanistan The Gambia Nicaragua
Benin Ghana Niger
Bolivia Guinea Rwanda
Burkina Faso Guinea-Bissau São Tomé & Príncipe
Burundi Guyana Senegal
Cameroon Haiti Sierra Leone
Central African Republic Honduras Tanzania
Chad Liberia Togo
Comoros Madagascar Uganda
Republic of Congo Malawi Zambia
Democratic Republic of Congo Mali
Côte d’Ivoire Mauritania
Ethiopia Mozambique

Interim Countries
(Between Decision and Completion Point) (2)
Somalia Sudan


Pre-Decision Point Countries (1)



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