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Date: 13 April 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Venue: Virtual

CABRI 7th Network Engagement with Public Debt Managers in Africa

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In the early 2010s, a number of African governments took advantage of low policy rates and accommodating fiscal and monetary conditions to issue Eurobonds in the international capital markets. The high appetite for these bonds was a sign of investor confidence in African credit markets and risks. Over the next 8 to 9 years, African governments will be faced with a wall of maturities starting as early as 2024. The leading challenge for governments will be to refinance this massive Eurobond debt, which will be due for redemption while dealing with increasing contingent and other hidden liabilities at the same time.

During this network engagement, CABRI in collaboration with African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) will explore how African governments are addressing roll-over, debt refinancing, and fiscal risks related to Eurobond issuances.


Jim Matsemela

Head, Sustainable Debt Management, CABRI

Hugues Oscar LOKOSSOU

Managing Director: Autonomous Amortization Fund (Benin)

Dr. Joseph Thullah

Assistant Director: Department of Public Debt Management, Ministry of Finance (Sierra Leone)

Dr. Misheck Mutize

Lead Expert Researcher, APRM

Sonia Essobmadje

Chief, Innovative Finance and Capital Markets Section United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

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