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Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA)

The World Bank Group and the IMF work with low-income countries to produce regular Debt Sustainability Analyses, which are structured examinations of developing country debt based on the Debt Sustainability Framework. Our two institutions use this framework to guide the borrowing decisions of low-income countries in a way that balances their financing needs with their ability to repay—both in the present and in the future.

This area of work has three goals:

  • Ensure that countries that have received debt relief are on a sustainable development track.
  • Allow creditors to better anticipate future risks and tailor their financing terms accordingly.
  • Help client countries balance their needs for funds with the ability to repay their debts.

The following table summarizes the information available for each of the low-income countries included in the Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries (LIC DSF).

Latest Publicly Available Debt Sustainability Analyses Under the Joint Bank-Fund Debt Sustainability Framework for Low Income Countries (LIC-DSF)1



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1The list includes only IDA countries subject to the LIC DSF.

2Reflects published DSA ratings as of end-March 2021.

3The latest DSA is not publicly available as of end-March 2021.

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