EMEA webinar report: “Over-indebtedness, debt relief, restructuring and transparency: Is debt sustainability path for Africa a myth” – 18 June 2020

This webinar, co-organised with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), discussed the current challenges and solutions to tackle over-indebtedness governments in Africa and the Middle East, the feasibility and desirability of debt relief and restructuring, the role of the international organisations (e.g. IMF and the EU), the private sector and the potential path towards debt sustainability via transparency and conditionality. Moderator(s): Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Professor CASS Business School, London Cinzia Alcidi, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Economic Policy Unit, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Member of EMEA Executive Board Speaker(s): Annalisa Fedelino, Deputy Director,International Monetary Fund Erica Gerretsen, Head of Unit, Budget Support, Public Finance Management, Domestic Revenue Mobilisation,DG Devco, European Commission Prof. Victor Harison, EU Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union Kevin Daly, Senior Portfolio Manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Africa Private Creditor Working Group Prof. Rodrigo Olivares Caminal, Queen Mary University of London Prof. Emilios Avgouleas, Edinburg Law School Discussant(s): Moritz Kraemer, Chief Economic Advisor, Acreditus Christian Kopf, Union Investment The webinar was co-organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and took place on Thursday 18 June at 15:00 CET on Zoom.