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Workshop on Exploring Alternatives in Managing Sovereign Debt 11 April 2018

The debt burden of the Philippine government has long been a barrier to achieving social and human development in the country.The issue of strategic, meaningful and just resolution of the debt problem through a campaign that included the push for a Congressional investigation and audit of public debt and contingent liabilities has reached a breakthrough in 2016, with the inclusion of a provision in the 2017 and 2018 General Appropriations Act for a debt audit by the Congressional Oversight Committee on the Official Development Assistance (COCODA). This workshop aims to finalize an operational framework for the debt audit that is consistent with the agenda of the Freedom from Debt Coalition and the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development, and consonant with the interests of the Filipino people.