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Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) on Debt Issues

At the July 2005 G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, G8 leaders pledged to cancel the debt of the world's most indebted countries. A buildup of foreign debt, owed by many low-income countries throughout the 1970s and 1980s, left many nations with unsustainable debt burdens. A number of creditors, including the main multilaterals, joined the G8 decision to provide debt relief for the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC).

Ever since, Multilateral Development Banks have met on an annual basis to discuss debt and related issues. The meeting has focused on progress in the implementation and financing of the HIPC Initiative, which was launched in 1996 to call on the voluntary provision of debt relief by all creditors. Other points covered have included country-specific HIPC cases, participation of creditors as well as debt sustainability in LICs in the context of the HIPC Debt Relief Initiative and the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI).

Invitees are mainly representatives from multilateral institutions from around the world. Bilateral creditors also participate.


MDB Meeting on Debt Issues - July 11 & 12, 2013

Meeting Venue and Accommodation:
The meeting will be held in conference room MC2-800 in the Main Complex of The World Bank located on 1818 H Street NW. Should you require assistance with your lodging, kindly contact Ms. Detre Dyson at or via fax +1 202.522.3740 no later than Friday, June 14, 2013.

Kindly confirm your participation by registering online no later than Friday, June 14, 2013. [Registration is Closed]

If you need additional information or if you have any questions please contact Zeinab Partow  ( Please copy both Detre Dyson ( and Ivana Ticha( on your request.

Program Agenda

  • Final Agenda - [PDF]
  • Chairman's Summary - [PDF]
  • Meeting Minutes - [Forthcoming]


  • Global Economic Prospects: Less Volatile, But Slower Growth - Allen Dennis - [PDF]
  • Update on the HIPC/MDRI Initiatives - Dino Merotto - [PDF]
  • Debt Issues at the Asian Development Bank: Operational Developments in 2012 and 2013 - Hong Wei - [PDF]
  • Update on Debt-Related Operations: African Development Bank - Benoit Chervalier - [PDF]
  • Debt Reduction Facility (DRF): Supporting External Commercial Debt Buyback Operations - Paul Moreno-Lopez  - [PDF]
  • Debt Management Facility Briefing - Abha Prasad - [PDF]
  • The Debt Sustainability Framework Revisited - Sudarshan Gooptu and Myrvin Anthony - [PDF]
  • Updates on the Guidelines for Public Debt Management - Luc Everaert and Phillip Anderson - [PDF]
  • Debt Limits Review: Main Findings and Options for Reform - Laurence Allain - [PDF]
  • Public Development Banks: Their New Role in the Development Financing Landscape - Fernando de Olloqui - [PDF]
  • Blending and Debt Sustainablity: An EU Operational Perspective - Bernard Ziller - [PDF]
  • New Lending Instruments for LICs - Josselyne Ahogny - [PDF]
  • New Lending Instruments for LICs -  Francois Lefebvre - [PDF]
  • Open Data and Open Government: Global Initiative - Nicola Smithers - [PDF]


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Last updated: 2013-08-06

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