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Debt relief as a platform for reform: the case of Nigeria's virtual poverty fund

Alsop, M.; Rogger, D.; (2008) Debt relief as a platform for reform: the case of Nigeria's virtual poverty fund. Presented at: Aiding the Poorest: Ten Years on from the Birmingham G8: What’s been achieved? What agenda for the G8 to 2018?, Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

In June 2005 the Paris Club group of creditors announced a US$30 billion debt relief package for the Nigerian government, which included a US$18 billion debt write off. This paper describes how these debt relief savings have been managed and spent, with a focus on the development and implementation of a comprehensive tracking system that aimed to effectively monitor debt relief expenditures. The paper argues that the Nigerian case implies debt relief can be a valuable tool for supporting public sector reform.

Type: Conference item (Presentation)
Title: Debt relief as a platform for reform: the case of Nigeria's virtual poverty fund
Event: Aiding the Poorest: Ten Years on from the Birmingham G8: What’s been achieved? What agenda for the G8 to 2018?
Location: Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK
Dates: 16-17th May 2008
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.newscentre.bham.ac.uk/debtrelief/
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/18685
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