JVI plans to resume classroom training as soon as the COVID-19 health situation allows. This course is scheduled to take place at JVI, but may have to be delivered virtually in case safe travel to and in-person training in Vienna will not be possible. The decision to offer virtual instead of onsite training will be made within two months of the course start date.
TARGET GROUP | Officials from debt management offices, ministries of finance, and central banks who deal with topics related to government debt in low- and lower-middle income countries. Participants should have to have a degree in economics or finance, or equivalent experience. Participants should have a degree in economics or finance, or equivalent experience.
DESCRIPTION | This one-week course, presented by the IMF´s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, provides capacity building for authorities on sound practices in debt management, debt reporting, and investor relations to support debt management operations and improve public debt transparency. The course uses the Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management as the foundation for discussing the key requirements and benefits of publishing comprehensive, accurate, and timely debt data, including through regular debt reports or bulletins. Officials are trained on the importance of transparency for effective investor relations, market development, and sound debt management. The course enhances the capacity of the government to efficiently manage public debt through debt reporting and investor relations practices grounded in core debt management principles.
OBJECTIVES | Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Understand the importance of regular debt reporting in the context of the Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management. Explain the cost-risk characteristics of a debt portfolio, including guaranteed debt. Calculate relevant debt portfolio indicators and redemption profiles. Describe the importance of regularly publishing debt bulletins and annual debt management reports. Produce debt bulletins, debt reports, and investor relations presentations. Discuss relevant investor relations practices that improve debt transparency.