17. March 2017

Global Sovereign Indebtedness Monitor 2017

The article lists debt indicators for all those countries that show debt indicators above critical thresholds for end-2015.  It shows that 116 countries in the Global South are critically indebted, which is 33 more than only two years ago. The highest average debt indicators are shown by affected countries in the CIS / CEE and the MENA regions, but the situation is also critical in small island developing states such as Barbados and countries dependent on exporting commodities such as Mozambique or Ghana. In 69 countries the debt situation has worsened since last year, in 48 countries not one indicator has improved since 2011.

The article “Global Sovereign Indebtedness Monitor 2017” is the English translation of an article that was published in the “Schuldenreport 2017”, a publication by erlassjahr.de and MISEREOR.