Policy paper on “Debt Relief for Sustainable Recovery in Low and Middle Income Countries” published by the T20

We are happy to announce that the policy brief “Debt Relief for Sustainable Recovery in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: Proposal for New Funding Mechanisms to Complement the DSSI” has been published by the Task Force 5: 2030 Agenda and Development Cooperation, of the T20. The policy brief has been co-authored by Prof. Rym Ayadi – Professor…

EMEA President, Prof. Rym Ayadi, participates at the T20 Roundtable on “Banking for Sustainable and Inclusive Infrastructure”

The President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA, Prof. Rym Ayadi, participated at the Roundtable “Banking for Sustainable and Inclusive Infrastructure””, which was organised by Istituto Affari Internazionali – IAI, T20 National Co-Chair in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo on 21 July 2021. The roundtable aimed to encourage the dialogue between the T20 and other…

EMEA participation in webinar for sovereign defaults and debt transparency

The President of EMEA, Prof. Rym Ayadi participated at the webinar “Sovereign defaults and debt transparency: what’s ahead?” which weas organised by CountryRisk.io on 06 July 2021. The webinar was moderated by Dr. Moritz Kraemer, Chief Economist at CountryRisk.io and member of the EMEA Expert Panel. At her intervention Prof. Ayadi discussed the progress and…

EMEA President, Prof. Rym Ayadi, highlights the importance of debt transparency at the webinar “Atlantic approaches to global challenges”

The President of EMEA, Prof. Rym Ayadi was one of the speakers of the webinar “Atlantic approaches to global challenges: Sustainability, recovery and new security threats” which took place online on 28 and 29 June 2021. Prof. Ayadi participated at the panel “Transborder Economic Flows from an Atlantic Perspective: Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery: is there…

EMEA Debt Transparency Platform is enhanced with debt data of Ghana

A new set of data from Ghana have been included in the EMEA Debt Transparency Platform (DTP), which now presents individual debt transactions data from two African countries, Angola and Ghana. On the occasion for the addition of the new data set, EMEA President, Prof. Rym Ayadi, underlined that “debt transparency is cornerstone to effective…

OECD Debt Data Transparency Initiative

Data management and reporting to enhance transparency in private sector lending to low-income countries 29/03/2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a renewed focus on data transparency to better assess and address debt sustainability, particularly for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries. In addition to the direct impact of the pandemic on the healthcare…

IMF COVID-19 Emergency Loans: A View From Four Countries

Have governments of Cameroon, Ecuador, Egypt and Nigeria carried through on anti-corruption measures included in their loan agreements? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) initially pledged to use its US$1 trillion lending capacity to help countries cope with the most serious health and economic crisis in recent history. It has approved only 10 per cent of this amount,…

EMEA supports Transparency International petition to end anonymous shell companies

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), represented by its Founder and President, Professor Rym Ayadi, signed the petition of Transparency International for an end to the abuse of anonymous companies, joining the call for the UN General Assembly Special Session against Corruption, UNGASS 2021, to commit all countries to set up central, public registers of beneficial…

EMEA participation at the Sovereign Debt meeting of the Financial Markets Law Committee (FMLC)

Prof. Rym Ayadi, Professor at The Business School (formerly Cass) and President of EMEA, and Prof. Emilios Avgouleas, Chair International Banking Law and Finance, University of Edinburgh, member of the Sovereign Debt Group of FMLC, and member of EMEA Advisory Board, were invited at the Sovereign Debt Scoping Forum of the Financial Markets Law Committee…

Preventing and Managing Debt Crises: The Role of Debt Transparency

Amidst calls for debt relief to mitigate the socioeconomic consequences of COVID-19 in Africa, debt transparency has become an even more pressing issue, in view of the recent wave of debt suspensions under the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) and calls for Private Sector Involvement (PSI). This paper assesses the key risks stemming from debt…