Debt Initiative for the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs)
A Factsheet

Assistance to Post-Conflict Countries and the HIPC Framework

Prepared by the Staffs of the World Bank and the
International Monetary Fund

April 20, 2001

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Executive Summary

I. Introduction

II. Current Policies for Assisting Countries Emerging from Conflict

    A. Partnership for Post-Conflict Recovery
    B. Fund Policy
    C. Bank Policy

III. Providing Technical and Capacity-Building Assistance

    A. Overall Technical Assistance Efforts
    B. Bank Financing for Early Technical Assistance and
         Capacity-Building Efforts

IV. Applying the HIPC Framework to Post-Conflict Countries

    A. Decision Point
    B. Level and Phasing of Assistance
    C. Floating Completion Point

V. Issues in HIPC Arrears Cases

    A. Bank and Fund Policies and Proposals
    B. Cost of HIPC Assistance to Countries with Large Protracted

VI. Implementing Assistance to Post-Conflict Countries

VII. Next Steps

Text Tables

    1. Conflict-Affected HIPCs
    2. Fund Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance
    3. External Debt of Conflict-Affected HIPC Countries


    1. Outline of Proposed Approach for Assisting Post-Conflict
        HIPC-Eligible Countries