Good debt management is essential to economic development. The World Bank helps ensure that developing countries' debt burdens don't overwhelm their ability to reduce poverty or provide essential government functions. The World Bank's debt experts oversee debt relief, advise countries on how to structure and schedule debt, and help countries fit their debt into sustainable fiscal planning.
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— The Forum is targeted toward policy-makers and debt managers from developing countries, international and regional technical assistance providers, representatives of civil society organizations, as well as bilateral donors and multilateral development banks
— Marcelo Giugale, the World Bank Group's senior director of the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice, enumerates five lessons from nations that successfully devolved functions to local governments. This Op-Ed appeared in Kenya's Daily Nation.
— World Bank Managing Director and COO Sri Mulyani Indrawati urges African countries to be prudent and strategic in financing their development amid what some have called "an African bond bonanza." This Op-Ed originally appeared in the Huffington Post.
This site serves as a central hub for information and access to debt statistics. For international debt statistics, view the primary database on External Debt, which provides a detailed picture of debt stocks and flows of developing countries.
The World Bank Group, often in partnership with the International Monetary Fund, publishes periodic guidelines on topics such as public debt management and debt sustainability that are used by practitioners around the world.
The World Bank, in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund, has developed a range of tools for debt managers. They address a variety of issues related to assessing debt sustainability and making medium-term plans for prudent, well-considered debt.
The Public Debt Management (PDM) Network is an initiative by the OECD, the Italian Treasury and the World Bank that encourages and facilitates discussion on matters related to debt management among professionals all over the world.