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What is Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

Handbook of Research on Institutional, Economic, and Social Impacts of Globalization and Liberalization
Countries that have high external debt, possibly poor management of the economy and different macroeconomic complications that prevent them from increasing their growth and development
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Globalization and Economy: Growth, Development, and Financial System
Michael Torres-Franco (Universidad EAN, Colombia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4459-4.ch004
Society in general has had a constant concern throughout its history and especially in recent years, where inequality has increased, and many more people live in poverty or in worse situations. Different economists have studied this situation and proposed solutions to it; governments have embarked on a constant fight to improve the economic and development conditions of the population, since this affects other indicators; but it looks like this battle is being lost globally. This chapter sought to analyze the dynamics of development in a series of countries through the analysis of different macroeconomic indicators, which were related to the financial crises of the last 15 years to determine the effect of the globalization of financial markets on nations in developing. The results of this analysis showed that although there is greater financial globalization, the crises have negatively affected the growth and economic development process of developing nations and have increased the social and economic gaps between countries.
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The Economic Component of World Politics and the Main Global Social and Economic Problems
The subset of countries identified by the World Banks Debtor Reporting System whose ratios of debt to the gross national product are so substantial they cannot meet their payment obligations without experiencing political instability and economic collapse.
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