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Kathrin Berensmann

Kathrin Berensmann


last contributed to D+C/E+Z in spring of 2022 as senior researcher and project leader at the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

All articles of Kathrin Berensmann

Global governance

Reforming development finance

Proposed solutions include debt restructuring and cancellation, reform of multilateral development banks and mobilisation of domestic resources


Debt situation is escalating in many developing countries

Multilateral action is needed to get a grip on debt problems in low-income countries

Global debt governance

Escaping from the debt trap

An insolvency procedure should be implemented for states


More financial power for developing countries

Industrialised countries and emerging markets should use new SDRs in support of low-income countries

Sustainable financing

Huge financial needs

The private sector must contribute to funding the transition to a sustainable economy

Sustainable finance

International standards are important

Sustainable financing is a precondition for mobilising private capital

Shared responsibility

Debt relief for poorest countries

Left to themselves, developing countries can’t cope with the Covid-19 pandemic

2030 Agenda

G20 support for SDGs

G20 must specify how it will support SDG agenda

Multilateral banks

New players with handicaps

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the New Development Bank (NDB) are changing the landscape of international financial institutions

Multilateral institutions

Crisis credit

The IMF and multilateral development banks support middle-income countries , but bypass low-income countries in global financial crisis

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