Debt Reduction: Initiatives for the Most Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

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This report offers a broad overview of the debate concerning debt reduction for poor developing countries. It profiles the scope and structure of debt and reviews previous debt relief strategies and the current HIPC Initiative. It analyzes and compares competing alternatives endorsed by the Administration, congressional activists, NGOs, and other G-7 governments. Several key issues, such as costs, impact, and conditionality, of pending proposals are also assessed.

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Nowels, Larry February 1, 2000.

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This report offers a broad overview of the debate concerning debt reduction for poor developing countries. It profiles the scope and structure of debt and reviews previous debt relief strategies and the current HIPC Initiative. It analyzes and compares competing alternatives endorsed by the Administration, congressional activists, NGOs, and other G-7 governments. Several key issues, such as costs, impact, and conditionality, of pending proposals are also assessed.

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  • February 1, 2000

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Nowels, Larry. Debt Reduction: Initiatives for the Most Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, report, February 1, 2000; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1259/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.