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Tools for Debt Practioners

January 8, 2018

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Debt Management Resources
  • The Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) is a tool that helps identify strengths and weaknesses in an individual country's public debt management policies, practices, and capacity.
  • The Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS) provides a framework for formulating and implementing a debt management strategy for the medium term (approximately 3 to 5 years). It is primarily focused on determining the appropriate composition of the debt portfolio, taking into account macroeconomic indicators and the market environment.
  • A Debt Management Reform Plan lays out a detailed, country-owned, capacity-building plan for policy and institutional reform, based on a comprehensive analysis of public debt management operations.

 

Debt management performance assessment (DeMPA) methodology

The World Bank has developed a program, in collaboration with other partners, to assist developing countries in improving debt management. The objective of the program is to help strengthen capacity and institutions in developing countries so that they can manage government debt in an effective and sustainable manner in the medium to long term.
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Subnational DeMPA Tool and Guide

The Subnational DeMPA Tool [English] [Spanish] and Guide [English] have been developed given the increased trend towards decentralization and access to markets among subnational governments to meet infrastructure needs.

The objective of the sub-national DeMPA tool is to strengthen subnational debt management through the application of aperformance assessment framework, as is done for the sovereign DeMPA.


Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS)

The Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS) tool helps goverments to implement sound debt management for the three-to-five year horizon. Learn More

Debt Management Reform Plans

A Debt Management Reform Plan lays out a detailed, country-owned, capacity-building plan for policy and institutional reform, based on a comprehensive analysis of public debt management operations. The goal of the plan is to alleviate the weaknesses identified and analyzed by the DeMPA or through other assessments. It details expected outputs and outcomes, actions, sequencing and milestones. It also provides an estimate of budget and resources required to implement the plan.

 

Debt Management Reform Plan Resources

 

Although Debt Management Reform Plans are country-specific and vary considerably depending on the prevailing circumstances of the country, guidelines have been developed that aim to foster a consistent approach and set of process steps for working with client countries.