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Cabo Verde - Joint World Bank-IMF Debt Sustainability Analysis (English)

Cabo Verde’s risk of external and overall debt distress remains high, unchanged from the joint Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSA) of April 2020. The present value (PV) of public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) external debt-to-GDP ratio breaches its threshold during 2020–2024 under the baseline, and protractedly under stress test scenarios. The PV of total public debt-to-GDP ratio is projected to breach its threshold during 2020–2027 under the baseline scenario and during 2020–2031 under stress test scenarios. The debt sustainability assessment is predicated on several assumptions, including a gradual recovery of economic activity in 2021, reprofiling of debt service of all official bilateral creditors under the debt service suspension initiative (DSSI), growth friendly fiscal consolidation in the post-pandemic period as well as resumption of structural reforms, notably to restructure State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and improve the business environment. Prudent borrowing policies and strengthened debt management, as well as measures to enhance the functioning of the government securities market are critical to stabilizing debt dynamics over time. In view of Cabo Verde’s vulnerability to exogenous shocks, sustained progress in export and output diversification are also needed for long-term debt sustainability.


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Cabo Verde - Joint World Bank-IMF Debt Sustainability Analysis (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.