United States Code

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§ 262p–4e.
Extent to which borrowing country governments have honored debt-for-development swap agreements to be considered as factor in making loans to such borrowers
In general

The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to initiate discussions with the directors of such bank and propose that such bank consider, as an important factor in making loans to borrowing country governments, the history of compliance by such governments with, and the extent to which such governments have honored, agreements entered into by such governments as part of any debt-for-development swap which requires such governments to set aside or otherwise limit the use of real property to conservation purposes.

As used in this section:
Debt-for-development swap

The term “debt-for-development swap” means the purchase of qualified debt by, or the donation of such debt to, an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of title 26 which is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of title 26, and the subsequent transfer of such debt to an organization located in such foreign country in exchange for an undertaking by such tax-exempt organization, such foreign government, or such foreign organization to engage in a charitable, educational, or scientific activity.

Qualified debt
The term “qualified debt” means—
sovereign debt issued by a foreign government;
debt owed by private institutions in the country governed by such foreign government; and
debt owed by institutions in the country governed by such foreign government which are owned, in part, by private persons and, in part, by public institutions.
(Pub. L. 95–118, title XVI, § 1610, as added Pub. L. 100–461, title V, § 555, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2268–36.)
cite as: 22 USC 262p-4e