COVID-19 and Sovereign Debt: The Case of the Southern African Development Community

  • Starts9:00 am on Tuesday, December 13, 2022
  • Ends10:00 am on Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the public finances of African countries. It also led to rising debt levels in many African countries and has increased concerns about their ability to make their scheduled sovereign debt payments over the next few years. This looming debt crisis raises questions about how these countries can most effectively manage their debts and how their creditors can help them develop in sustainable and inclusive ways. Daniel Bradlow, SARCHI Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations at the University of Pretoria, and Magalie Masamba, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria, will present key findings from the 2021 book, “COVID-19 and Sovereign Debt: The Case of SADC”, a multi-disciplinary publication focusing on the issue of African sovereign debt management and renegotiation/restructuring in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

Join us on Tuesday, December 13, for a discussion on COVID-19, sovereign debt and the case of the SADC region. This webinar is part of the Fall 2022 Global China Research Colloquium.

Speakers:

Daniel Bradlow, SARCHI Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations, University of Pretoria

Magalie Masamba, Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

Cecilia Springer (Moderator), Assistant Director, Global China Initiative, Boston University Global Development Policy Center

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