Debt Sustainability and ADF Grant Eligibility

Under the previous ADF replenishments, the eligibility of countries for grant resources was linked to expenditures that aimed to address specific operational priorities, such as education, health, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS programs, post-conflict reconstruction, and natural disaster assistance.

Since 2005, the Joint World Bank-IMF’s Debt Sustainability Framework (DSF) methodology has been used to determine each country’s risk of debt distress, the applicable financing terms and eligibility to grants.

Debt Distress Risk Classifications for 2013 ADF-12 Resource Allocation:

Red: High risk of debt distressYellow: Moderate risk of debt distressGreen: Low risk of debt distress
(100 % Grants only)(50% Grants and 50% Loans)(100% Loans only)
Burundi
Comoros
DRC
Djibouti
Eritrea
Gambia
Sao Tome & Principe
Somalia
Sudan
Zimbabwe
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Chad
Côte d'Ivoire
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Lesotho
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Togo
Benin
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Congo Rep. of
Ethiopia
Kenya
Liberia
Madagascar
Mozambique
Nigeria
Senegal
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
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