Ieva Opmane

August 03, 2021

The virtual course on Fiscal Sustainability enhanced my understanding of fiscal developments and different channels that could impact countries long term debt stability. 

The course introduced participants with a practical analysis tool that can be used for evaluating debt sustainability and different debt development scenarios. In a group work we had a chance to practice this analysis for the country of one of our group members. I still have some homework to do - to apply this tool for my own country. I am eager to do so to have a stronger base for debt sustainability discussions as this is a hot topic in fiscal analysis. 

I was impressed how efficient a virtual course can be, and in case on site courses are not available I sincerely recommend applying to virtual ones. I missed visiting Vienna, but it was great to get new knowledge and expertise from the place I am at, and even there were no face-to-face meetings, enough time was planned for group work, discussions, and interaction with counselors. 

Ieva Opmane, Bank of Latvia.

Virtual course on Fiscal Sustainability, July 19-30, 2021.


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