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Economic Policy and Debt


The Economic Policy and Debt Department (PRMED) is the unit within the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network responsible for the Bank's work on economic policy and financing for growth including growth analytics, national and sub-national fiscal policy, strategic debt issues, debt management, and related knowledge dissemination. PRMED also supports the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative implementation and crafts the Bank's position in the global debate on debt issues.


  • DMF Stakeholders' Forum 2012 - [Information]
  • Financing Infrastructure and Monitoring Fiscal Risks at the Subnational Level - [Document]
  • 2nd DeMPA Report: Burkina Faso - [French]
  • Book Launch: Promoting Inclusive Growth: Challenges and Policies - [Book] [Event] [Article]
  • DMF Newsletter: April 2012 - [Document]
  • DeMPA Report: Djibouti - [French]
  • HIPC At-A-Glance Guide (Spring 2012) - [English] [French]
  • World Bank Extends Life of Debt Reduction Facility to Help Poorest Countries Reduce Commercial Debt - [Press Release]
  • Debt Reduction Facility For IDA-Only Countries: Progress Update and Request For Extension - [Document]
  • MTDS Guidance Note - Russian Version - [Document]
  • DMF Mid-Term Review: Jan '09 - Mar '11 - [Document]
  • Revisiting the Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries - [Report] [Press Release]
  • Reform Plan Report: The Gambia - [Document]
  • DMF Newsletter: January 2012 - [Document]



The World Bank Group offers services and products, provides global expertise and supports countries in strengthening debt management capacity and institutions. The World Bank's Economic Policy and Debt Department assists, in particular low-income, countries in strengthening their debt management through....more


Debt relief work relates to the implementation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI), and the administration of the Debt Reduction Facility (DRF) for IDA-only countries....more


This joint World Bank-IMF framework aims to support Low-Income Countries’ (LICs) efforts to achieve their development goals without creating future debt problems...more


Fiscal sustainability is a good starting point for the discussion of growth-oriented fiscal policy because unsustainable public finances inevitably lead to crises....more


PRMED presents events, tools, good practice examples, literature, and other information related to country-level growth analytics....more



Dissemination of knowledge on economic policies and financing for growth is a critical part of PRMED’s work program activities....more

Last updated: 2012-05-30

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