Debt relief efforts sail off course as G20 underwhelms

By Mariam Meskin, Ross Lancaster
20 Jul 2020

Private sector involvement in Covid-19 debt relief efforts seems set for a mire of unclear messaging and recriminations, after G20 figures published this weekend disappointed.

Covid-19 debt relief efforts have slowed since mid-March, when the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and G20 suspended payment obligations for the world’s most vulnerable countries.

On Saturday, the G20 announced that 42 countries had requested relief as part of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative, which came out ...

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