Category: Front Page

Sovereign Debt Through the Lens of Asset Management: Implications for SADC Countries

In a new working paper, the Director of the Global Development Policy Center, Kevin P. Gallagher, and Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Yan Wang discuss debt sustainability in the Southern Africa region and the role of China as a lending partner and lay out policy options for alleviating the debt burden. Countries within the Southern African […]

Around the Halls: Top Policy Priorities for the G20

Ahead of the G20 summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this week, our experts outline the top policy priorities of the moment. Below are recommendations related to trade agreements, bond purchases, IMF austerity, strengthening the global financial safety net, climate change, and more: G20 Needs to Reset Multilateralism  As the COVID-19 pandemic rages into a second […]

Expanding the Global Financial Safety Net

In a new policy brief, Kevin P. Gallagher, Director of the Global Development Policy Center, and William N. Kring, Assistant Director, together with Haihong Gao, Ulrich Volz, and José Antonio Ocampo discuss the shortcomings of the current global financial safety net. After outlining the dysfunctions of the current financial system, the authors propose a set […]

Expanding Renewable Energy for Access and Development: The Role of Development Finance Institutions in Southern Africa

In a new report, Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center explores the role of renewable energy financing in Southern Africa, in collaboration with the SADC Development Finance Resource Centre (SADC-DFRC), the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE), the Development Bank of Southern Africa, and the University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights. […]

“The Time to Act is Now”: Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery

A report launched today in a public webinar calls on the G20 to move beyond the Common Framework for Debt Treatments announced last week and require public and private creditors to provide a substantial debt cut to a broad set of low- and middle-income countries, in exchange for a commitment to use the fiscal space for […]

Butting in or Rounding Out? China’s Role in Latin America’s Investment Diversification

By Victoria Chonn Ching China’s overseas investments have grown considerably since the outset of this century, raising questions about the impact of Chinese investments on the investment landscape in many countries. Latin America is no exception. What is the influence of China’s investments in Latin America? More specifically, have Chinese investments been butting in Latin […]

Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery

In a new report, the Global Development Policy Center outlines an ambitious new proposal for comprehensive debt relief that includes the private sector and middle-income countries, in an effort to jump start a green and inclusive recovery from COVID-19. The report, summarized below, is produced in partnership with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung and the Centre […]