Webinar > Public debt and the environment: perspectives from the Global South


On Monday, October 2, experts from three Latin American and three African countries contributed with their local perspectives to the global debate on the prospects for public debt and the environment, summarizing the results of the project "Restructuring Public Debt for socioeconomic recovery and Sustainability in Africa and Latin America" (AVAILABLE HERE)

This project was coordinated by Red Sur with the support of the International Development Research Centre,

IDRC. Presentations on Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Honduras will provide different perspectives from the Global South in light of what is being discussed in multilateral arenas such as the World Bank and the IMF.

Livestream on Youtube​ (in English) on Monday, October 2 or Register here  *if you register you will be able to choose between Spanish and English



Public debt and the environment: perspectives from the Global South

Monday, October 2

10:30 Uruguay; 9:30 Paraguay; 16:30 Ethiopia, Uganda and 14:30 Nigeria

Opening: Ramiro Albrieu, Senior Researcher, Red Sur
Cecilia Alemany, Deputy Regional Director, UN Women Americas and the Caribbean

Project “Promoting a pandemic recovery: evidence to support managing the growing debt crisis” and global agenda

Session 1: Latin America 

Moderator: Fernando Lorenzo, Project Leader, Red Sur 

Debt, fiscal policy and the environment: a framework and some stylized facts from Latin America (10min)

Regional reference framework: Luis Miguel Galindo, UNAM, Project Senior researcher 

Case studies 



Fernando Masi, Project Leader Paraguay, Centro de Análisis y Difusión de la Economía Paraguaya (CADEP)



Omar Velasco
, Bolivia Project Leader, Fundación ARU



Luis Miguel Galindo, UNAM, Senior Project  Researcher 




Walter Ubal,  Senior program specialist, IDRC


Session 2: African studies

Moderator: Ramiro Albrieu, Senior Researcher, Global South


Mma Amara Ekeruche
, Nigeria Project Leader, Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA)


Alemayehu Geda
, Ethiopia Project Leader,  Addis Abeba University 


Corti Paul Lakuma
, Uganda Project Leader, Economic Policy Research Centre


Arjan de Haan,
Senior program specialist, IDRC

CLOSING REMARKS: from regional perspectives to the global arena (15-20 min in total)

Ramiro Albrieu: The global dimension: lessons from the project


Martin Kessler, Executive Director, Finance for Development Lab (FDL): The state of the global discussion - reactions to Ramiro’s comments /  reflections on policy incidence and next steps 


Arjan de Haan: Comments / next steps 

More information: Link to project results