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December 3, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Almost three decades after the highly indebted poor countries (HIPC) initiative cleared $76 billion in unsustainable debts from the balance sheets of 37 countries, the sovereign debt burdens of many African countries are once again approaching concerning levels. But despite the many similarities...

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April 5, 2016
The new government in Buenos Aires has taken quick steps that send a strong message to the world: Argentina wants to open its markets. President...
March 24, 2016
The rise of digital technology has nurtured a growing industry in financial services that benefit the poor, from mobile payments and money transfers...
May 28, 2015
An elaborate global Anti Money Laundering system has been constructed over last 25 years. Originally aimed at reducing the drug trade and expanded to...
February 9, 2015
From March 2013, Kenya began devolving a number of functions and about 20% of national revenues to counties. This is part of a larger agenda of...
December 16, 2014
Please join us for a conversation with Tendai Biti about his experience as the finance minister of Zimbabwe from 2009 to 2013. He will talk about the...
July 31, 2014
Previous IMF studies set forth the basic principle that getting energy prices right means setting taxes at a level that reflects health and...
June 3, 2014
A slowdown in China’s growth is a serious concern for Latin America, especially for those countries that have benefited from a record-setting...
February 3, 2014
Can consumers help governments monitor firms and collect taxes? Joana Naritomi will present a new paper in which she exploits an anti-tax evasion...

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