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Debt-for-Development Exchanges
History and New Applications


Ross P. Buckley, Steven Freeland, Luke Fletcher, Adele Webb, Julia Roy, Jürgen Kaiser, Gillian Moon, M. D. Shamsuddoha, Joffre Balce, Tony Rinaudo, John Langmore, Philip Ireland, Alicia C. Qian, Tanvir Uddin, Emmanuel T. Laryea, Bill Walker
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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107009424

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  • Debt-for-development exchanges are an important financing tool for development. They make debt relief more politically and practically attractive to donor countries and serve the development of recipient countries through the cancellation of external debt and the funding of important development projects. This book commences by chronicling the emergence of debt-for-development exchanges from their forebears, debt-equity exchanges, and analyzes why debt for development suffers from very few of the problems that plagued debt equity. The book analyzes the different types of debt-for-development exchanges and the different ways they have been used by all donor nations that have made use of them. The book then explores a range of critical perspectives on exchanges and concludes by considering a wide range of new and innovative uses for the funds generated by exchanges.

    • The first in-depth examination of debt-for-development exchanges
    • The first book to explore a broad range of potential new uses for this financial technique
    • The first sustained critical analysis of the potential problems with this technique
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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107009424
    • length: 342 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Types of Exchanges and their Development Over Time:
    1. The early years - the evolution of the technique Ross P. Buckley
    2. Debt-for-nature exchanges Ross P. Buckley and Steven Freeland
    3. Other debt-for-development exchanges Ross P. Buckley
    Part II. Exchanges by Donor Countries:
    4. United States debt exchanges Ross P. Buckley and Steven Freeland
    5. Italian exchanges Ross P. Buckley
    6. German exchanges Ross P. Buckley
    7. French exchanges Ross P. Buckley
    8. Other donor nations' exchanges Ross P. Buckley
    9. Debt-for-development in Australia: past, present and future Luke Fletcher and Adele Webb
    Part III. Critiques of Exchanges:
    10. Debt audits as the necessary precondition to credible exchanges Julia Roy
    11. A different view on the use of illegitimate debt in exchanges: reflections on an all too real case Jürgen Kaiser
    12. The human rights dimension in exchanges Gillian Moon
    13. Bangladesh's experience with exchanges: liability to potentia M. D. Shamsuddoha
    14. The Philippines experience with exchanges Joffre Balce
    Part IV. New and Innovative Applications of Exchanges:
    15. Farmer managed natural regeneration: a land rehabilitaton technique well adapted to funding by exchanges Tony Rinaudo
    16. Restoring mangroves in the Philippines Ross P. Buckley
    17. Poverty reduction through social protection: a potential form of debt-for-development exchange John Langmore
    18. Climate change adaptation exchanges: an exploration of the possibilities and risks Philip Ireland
    19. Climate change and food security: building resilience by means of climate field schools Alicia C. Qian and Tanvir Uddin
    20. Debt-for-security exchanges Ross P. Buckley
    21. Promoting good governance through ICT systems: improving transparency and reducing corruption Emmanuel T. Laryea
    22. Promoting citizen action and voice through exchanges Bill Walker
    23. Conclusion Ross P. Buckley.

  • Editor

    Ross P. Buckley, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Ross P. Buckley is a Professor of Law at University of New South Wales, a Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law of the University of Hong Kong, and a Fellow of Australia21, a national research organization. He is the founding series editor of the Global Trade Law Series; series co-editor of the International Banking and Finance Law Series, and founding editor of the Overseas Law column in the Australian Law Journal. He has written or edited eight books, and authored more than 90 book chapters and articles.


    Ross P. Buckley, Steven Freeland, Luke Fletcher, Adele Webb, Julia Roy, Jürgen Kaiser, Gillian Moon, M. D. Shamsuddoha, Joffre Balce, Tony Rinaudo, John Langmore, Philip Ireland, Alicia C. Qian, Tanvir Uddin, Emmanuel T. Laryea, Bill Walker

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