Update on the Joint IMF-WB Multipronged Approach to Address Debt Vulnerabilities

Author/Editor:

World Bank ; International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publication Date:

December 14, 2020

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Amid rising debt risks in low-income developing countries and emerging markets, the IMF and the WB have been implementing a multipronged approach (MPA) to address debt vulnerabilities. Amplification of debt risks owing to COVID-19 has upped the urgency to implement the MPA and highlights the importance of debt sustainability and transparency for long-term financing for development. At the same time, it should be noted that countries have limited capacities which are further stretched by COVID-19 and that implementation of the MPA by itself may not be sufficient to address debt vulnerabilities and risks from global economic shocks.

Series:

Policy Paper No. 2020/066

Subject:

Frequency:

occasional

English

Publication Date:

December 14, 2020

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513563619/2663-3493

Stock No:

PPEA2020066

Format:

Paper

Pages:

51

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