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Southern Voices for Change in the International Aid System Project

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External debt and economic growth in sub-Saharan African countries: an econometric study

Source: African Economic Research Consortium

Can debt cancellation stimulate investment recovery and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa?

This paper assesses whether the cancellation of debt could provide the stimulus to investment recovery and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. The paper challenges traditional debt relief mechanisms. The paper concludes by claiming that traditional debt relief mechanisms currently being used by SSA countries have had limited results.

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