MDRI / Participation in the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative in order to cancel eligible debt of low-income countries from the International Development Association of the World Bank
Worldbank Group: IDA - Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) - PRT
Debt - Relief of multilateral debt
Core contributions to multilateral institutions
Least developed country
54 33 544211 Multilateral debt cancellation (HIPC and MDRI)
The initiative is intended to help a group of low-income countries advance toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are focused on halving poverty by 2015.
The MDRI provides for 100 percent relief on eligible debt from three multilateral institutions to a group of low-income countries.
As of May 2009, 24 HIPC countries have reached the completion point under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative and have benefited from MDRI : (i) Eligible under the MDRI-I Trust (per-capita income at or below $380): Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda: (ii) Eligible under the MDRI-II Trust (per-capita income above $380): Benin, Bolivia, Cameroon,Guyana, Honduras, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Senegal, Zambia. Alson 2 Non-HIPC countries (Cambodia and Tajikistan) with per capita income below $380 and outstanding debt to the IMF could benefit from MDRI.