President of Global Development Network (GDN) and Member of Circle of Economists, Pierre Jacquet says sustainable development and debt sustainability should be constantly in the minds of African policymakers and sustainability is about the quality of investments that are financed through debt. CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor caught up with Pierre Jacquet for more.
Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: The context, quality and the use of debt matters, says UN’s Amina Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General of United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed says the context, quality and the use of debt matters. She discussed Africa's progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor on the sidelines of IMF's International Conference in Senegal which focused on sustainable development and debt sustainability.
Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: Zainab Ahmed: Nigeria not anywhere near debt distress levels
Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed says it is very important for African countries to balance the need between development and debt sustainability. She also stressed that Nigeria is not anywhere near debt distress levels when asked about the government's recent borrowing plans. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with Zainab Ahmed in Dakar at International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) international conference on Sustainable Development and Debt Sustainability.
Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: Understanding debt sustainability & Africa’s development challenges
CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with IMF's Deputy Director for Africa Department, Dominique Desruelle to get the IMF's thinking on debt sustainability and Africa's development challenges on the sidelines of IMF's International Conference in Dakar Senegal.
Sustainable Development, Sustainable Debt: IMF’s Georgieva on achieving SDGs to accelerate development
IMF's new Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva says Africa is halfway to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and needs to accelerate the speed of development to get there. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor spoke with her on the sidelines of the International Conference on Sustainable Development and Debt Sustainability in Dakar, Senegal for more.
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