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GRADUATED PAYMENTS

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Definition:
In the context of Paris Club reschedulings, the term refers to a repayment schedule where principal repayments gradually increase over the repayment period, reflecting an expected improvement in the repayment capacity of a debtor country. Creditors have made increasing use of the graduated payments, replacing flat payment schedules where equal amounts of principal repayments were made over the repayment period: from the creditor perspective, graduated payments provide for principal repayments starting earlier, and, from the debtor perspective, they avoid a large jump in debt service.

Source Publication:
IMF, 2003, External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users – Appendix III, Glossary, IMF, Washington DC.

Hyperlink:
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/eds/Eng/Guide/index.htm

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, August 28, 2003