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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 10 & 11, 2012

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 29, 2012.

Kindly confirm your participation by registering online no later than Friday, June 29, 2012. [Registration is Closed]

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

Program Agenda


  • Global Economic Prospects: Managing Growth in a Volatile World - Andrew Burns - [Presentation]
  • Future of the HIPC Initiative - Jeffrey Lewis - [Presentation]

  • The G20 Leaders' Summit: Los Cabos, June, 2012 - Jeff Chelsky - [Presentation]

  • Updated on Debt-Related Operations - Senait Assefa - [Presentation]

  • Debt Issues at the Asian Development Bank: Recent Changes and Operational Implications - Ananya Basu - [Presentation]

  • European Investment Bank: The EIB's HIPC Debt Relief Contribution(s): The Case of Ghana - Limits and Innovative Solutions - Robert Schmitz - [Presentation]

  • Debt Reduction Facility (DRF) and External Commercial Debt Buyback Operations - [Presentation]

  • The Fund's Debt Limits Policy: Then, Now and What's Ahead - Reza Baqir - [Presentation]

  • The Debt Sustainability Framework Revisited - Sudarshan Gooptu - [Presentation]

  • Debt Sustainability Analysis at the IDB - Eduardo A. Cavallo - [Presentation]

  • Implementation of the Debt Sustainability Framework - Brian Baldwin - [Presentation]

  • Evolving Development Financing Landscape and IDA NCBP - Clara de Sousa - [Presentation]

  • Update on Infrastructure Lending - Senait N. Assefa - [Presentation]

  • CAF's Role: Infrastructure and Development - Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia - [Presentation]

  • EIB Infrastructure Lending in Low-Income Countries and Debt Sustainability - Bernard Ziller - [Presentation]

  • Debt Management Activities - Abha Prasad - [Presentation]

  • Public Debt Management in MICs: Challenges and Emerging Issues - Phillip Anderson - [Presentation]

  • Growth and Financial Re-Balancing in Emerging Europe - Juan Zalduendo - [Presentation]

  • AIDFLOWS: Sources and Uses of Aid Funds - [Presentation]

  • Aid Flows, Sources and Aid Funds - Benoit Chervalier - [Presentation]

  • Innovative Financing - [Presentation]

  • New Lending Instruments for LICs - Josselyne Ahogny - [Presentation]


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Last updated: 2012-07-13

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