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Government Debt Management Performance Assessment Tool (DeMPA) - Workshop

UNCTAD, Geneva | September 3-5, 2008

Date: September 3-5, 2008
Time: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Location: UNCTAD, Geneva

SPEAKERS: Sudarshan Gooptu, Sector Manager (PRMED), Gregory A. Horman, Consultant (BDM),
Tomas Magnusson, Principal Financial Officer (BDM), Abha Prasad, Consultant
(PRMED), Francis Rowe Economist (PRMED)

DESCRIPTION: Developing countries face various policy, institutional, and operational challenges due to weak debt management capacity and lack of efficient debt markets. The Government Debt Management Performance Assessment Tool (DeMPA) provides indicators for assessing debt management performance in LICs. It is based on the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) methodology for public financial management and sound practices in government debt
management. The DeMPA is useful in conducting country dialogue, guiding the design of reform programs, enhancing donor harmonization, and monitoring performance over time.

The course aims to provide an understanding of the rationale, scope, coverage, and application of the DeMPA tool.  The course format includes presentations, hands-on case studies, and special sessions on advanced topics.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES: At the end of the course, participants will have acquired a strong understanding of how to apply the  DeMPA tool in assessing a country's debt management performance and will have applied the theory learned to specific country case studies.  They will obtain practical understanding of sound practices in the field  of debt management, and the rationale for the DeMPA framework. Advanced sessions will  provide participants with in-depth cross country experiences and cutting edge knowledge addition on topical issues in public debt management.

For additional information, please contact: Abha Prasad (202-458-7629) or Mirela Catuneanu (202-458-9424), PRMED; Tomas Inge Magnusson (202-458-7851), BDM


  • Agenda [Document]
  • Welcome Address:  New Trends and Challenges in Government Debt Management in Low Income Countries, Sudarshan Gooptu, Sector Manager, The World Bank [Document]
  • An Introduction to DeMPA, Abha Prasad, Consultant, The World Bank [Document]
  • Lifecycle of a Loan, Gregory Horman, Consultant, The World Bank [Document]
  • Governance and Accountability, Tomas Magnusson, Lead Financial Officer, The World Bank [Document]
  • Cash Management, Gregory Horman [Document]
  • Special Session: Operational Risk Management, Gregory Horman [Document]
  • Special Session: Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS): A Framework, Francis Rowe, Senior Economist, The World Bank [Document]
  • Coordination with Macroeconomic Policies, Francis Rowe [Document]
  • Practitioner's Perspective: Borrowing and Related Financing Activities, Abha Prasad [Document]
  • Practitioner's Perspective: Debt Records and Reporting, Gregory Horman [Document]
  • Advanced Session: Management of Sovereign Guarantees and Other Contingent Liabilities (Conceptual Framework), Sudarshan Gooptu [Document]
  • Advanced Session: Contingent Liabilities and Risk Assessment, Tomas Magnusson [Document]
  • The Assessment Process, Abha Prasad [Document]
  • The Assessment of Country Cases, Abha Prasad, Tomas Magnusson and Francis Rowe
  • Advanced Session: Regulatory Framework for Government Debt Management, Tomas Magnusson [Document]
  • Special Session: Sub-national Debt Management in India, Abha Prasad [Document]

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Last updated: 2008-09-08

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