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High on Other People’s Money? The Implications of Increasing Debt in Sida’s Partner Countries


State lending and borrowing offers opportunities for countries to enhance their national goals. The historically low interest rates during the recent years, combined with limited investment opportunities in higher income and middle-income countries, have provided many low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to boost their development efforts through loans. If the investments made with the loans lead to increased productivity, economic growth and tax revenues that outweigh the cost of the loan, the loan is sustainable, and the development outcome of state lending is positive.


Publicerad på webbplatsen: 2022-01-13

Publikationstyp: Brief

Utgiven: 2022

Språk: Engelska