DSSI extension looms amid private sector absence

By Ross Lancaster
04 Aug 2020

Expectations are building that the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), introduced to alleviate the debt burden of the world’s poorest countries in the face of the coronavirus shock, will be extended this winter.

The G20, World Bank and International Monetary Fund all reacted swiftly to the Covid-19 shock in March. But the institutions’ moves to provide debt relief to the most vulnerable emerging markets have slightly slowed in momentum since.

Of the 73 countries eligible for DSSI, 42 have applied to ...

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