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Webinar on Governance Dimensions of a Public Debt Management Strategy: After Design Comes Approval

October 23, 2013

Washington, D.C.

Description of Topic

The design of a debt management strategy by the respective debt management entity(ies) is an important first step. For the strategy to become reality, however, the design needs to be followed by consultations on the implications of the proposed strategy with fiscal and monetary authorities, the approval of the strategy by the highest authority responsible for debt management, and preferably its dissemination through the release of a public debt management strategy document.

At our upcoming webinar senior debt managers from three countries will share their recent experiences– both, good and challenging– related to consultations on, approval and dissemination of their debt management strategies. These experiences will, for example, include the process of consulting with fiscal authorities on the implications of the proposed strategy on debt sustainability, and monetary authorities on the implications on monetary policy objectives, domestic debt market development, and financial stability (e.g. at what stage to involve other entities, level of formalization (ad‐hoc meetings, regular meetings, written documentation of consultations that are potentially published)). Also, presenters will share their experience in presenting the proposed strategy to the authority responsible for debt management approval (e.g. the Minister of Finance), the comments received, the process of incorporating comments, and the final approval. Finally, presenters will discuss their experiences and discussions in their countries surrounding the dissemination of a public debt management strategy document. Presenters may also share their experiences in institutionalizing.

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    Webinar Public Debt Management Strategy: After Design Comes Approval Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 9:00 – 10:30 am Washington, D.C. (U.S. Eastern Time)

    8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Participants are requested to connect to the conference call to ensure a prompt start at 9:00 am.

    9:00 - 9:05 a.m. Welcome and introduction Phillip Anderson, Senior Manager, Financial Advisory and Banking, The World Bank

    9:05 – 9:15 a.m. Presentation of results of Survey of Public Debt Management Strategies Rodrigo Cabral, Senior Financial Officer, Financial Advisory and Banking, The World Bank

    9:15 – 9:35 a.m. Presentation of country case Colombia Helber Alonso Melo Hernandez, Subdirector Técnico, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit Presentation (15 min) followed by brief discussion (5 min)

    9:35 – 9:55 a.m. Presentation of country case Poland Barbara Adamowska, Head of Strategy, Forecasts and Statistics Division Public Debt Department Marika Lach, Specialist at Strategy, Forecasts and Statistics Division Public Debt Department Presentation (15 min) followed by brief discussion (5 min)

    9:55 – 10:15 a.m. Presentation of country case Brazil Otavio Ladeira de Medeiros, Head of Public Debt Strategic Planning Department, National Treasury, Ministry of Finance Presentation (15 min) followed by brief discussion (5 min)

    10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Discussion of three country cases and closing