Although too early to declare Pakistan's victory against Covid-19 but strong signs of recovery evident, says Dr. Reza Baqir. Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, at IIEL's D-DebtCon Session.
The ongoing global public health crisis magnifies persistent sovereign debt problems and poses new ones of unprecedented scale and scope.
Recognizing the need for creative, research-based solutions, a group of leading academic and policy institutions from around the world co-hosted the virtual Distributed Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference—D-DebtCon—in nine countries, spanning five continents, from September 7th through September 18th, 2020.
Each day between September 7 and September 18, 2020 featured academic and policy panels in South Africa, Italy, Argentina, Switzerland, Singapore, the United States, Barbados, the United Kingdom, and China.
Participants discussed topics such as sovereign debt sustainability and debt vulnerabilities, restructuring architecture, debt transparency, fiscal federalism, resilience against pandemic and climate shocks, financial history, and the particular debt challenges facing countries in Africa and Latin America, as well as China and the European Union.
We are grateful for the generous support of the International Insolvency Institute, the Netherlands Ministry of Finance, and Cleary Gottlieb in helping make this event possible.
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