Sudan Debt Relief


Ben Leo’s CGD Working Paper, Sudan Debt Dynamics: Status Quo, Southern Secession, Debt Division, and Oil contributed to the African Union’s mediation efforts over Sudan’s $35 billion of external debt when South Sudan was created as an independent state.

Leo subsequently served as a technical expert and mediator in 2011 under the leadership of the African Union’s High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan. The historic agreement he helped facilitate between the parties included much of the road map for debt relief suggested in his paper.

Related Experts

Ben Leo

Former Visiting Fellow

Support More Work Like This.

Your contribution makes it possible for the Center’s researchers to devise practical, evidence-based solutions for today’s most pressing development challenges.