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A Mission to Mozambique: Supporting debt transparency

The World Bank is committed to helping countries strengthen their debt management and providing financial assistance. Effectively delivering that support requires accurate data and greater debt transparency. Read about the latest work in Maputo, Mozambique.


Multilateral lending: powering global economic resilience amid uncertainties

Even as bilateral lending lagged, multilateral organizations like the World Bank and the IMF continued to support low- and middle-income countries during the pandemic and its aftermath.


Get to know the World Bank’s Debtor Reporting System (DRS)

From loan-level data collection to analysis and dissemination, get to know the World Bank’s Debtor Reporting System and how the International Debt Statistics are compiled.


G7 and Paris Club Data Reconciliation Exercise

A report on the preliminary findings of the data sharing exercise between G-7 and the World Bank. The exercise was initiated by Japan for promoting greater debt transparency particularly regarding the world’s poorest countries


Shaping tomorrow's debt restructuring system

Developing countries are faced with an extraordinary set of challenges. Debt is more expensive, which underscores the importance of prudent fiscal policies.


Breaking the Impasse in Global Debt Restructuring

This World Bank debt conference brought together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to reflect on the latest developments in sovereign debt markets and discuss possible solutions to the developing country sovereign debt crisis.


Overcoming Debt, Generating Growth

A 2023 Spring Meetings event covering issues ranging from the urgency of debt transparency to the reforms that would equip countries to manage debt more effectively, freeing resources for investment in key areas.


Action Needed on Debt Crisis

Resolving the impasse in debt restructurings, especially for the world’s poorest countries, is going to be at the center of discussions of the 2023 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings.


Slowing Debt Accumulation, Growing Risks

The first in a new blog series examining the IDR 2022’s findings in greater detail at regional and individual country levels. This one unveils the complexities of Sub-Saharan Africa's debt burdens.


Evis Rucaj

Program Manager, Development Data Group

Rubena Sukaj

Senior Economist, Development Data Group

Rasiel Vellos

Senior Economist, Development Data Group

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