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Economic Development in Africa Report 2016

Debt Dynamics and Development Finance in Africa

  • Author: UNCTAD
  • Publication date: July 2016
  • Page count: 164
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 16.II.D.3

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ISBN: 9789211129007
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About the product

Africa has major development aspirations in the broader context of a global and continental economic development agenda. This calls for substantial financial resources at a time when the global development finance landscape is changing, from a model centred on official development assistance and the coverage of remaining financing needs through external debt, to a framework with greater emphasis on the mobilization of domestic resources. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2016 examines some of the key policy issues that underlie Africa’s domestic and external debt, and provides policy guidance on the delicate balance required between financing development alternatives and overall debt sustainability. This report analyses Africa’s international debt exposure and how domestic debt is increasingly playing a role in some African countries as a development finance option, and also examines complementary financing options and how they relate to debt.