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Debt Management Facility Stakeholders' Forum 2020

May 14-15, 2020

Paris, France

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This event has been postponed until further notice.

The 11th DMF Forum, titled “Debt Transparency in the Spotlight,” focuses on sound debt management to support enhanced debt transparency. Debt transparency is critical for sound borrowing and lending practices in order to safeguard long-term sustainability and prosperous economic development for all. The Forum will discuss global trends and challenges in debt transparency, international practices in contracting, negotiating and reporting debt, and will foster high-level discussion on topics such as the political economy of debt transparency.

  • The purpose of the forum is to discuss current challenges and trends faced by debt managers around the world; present innovations with respect to debt management; provide debt managers with an opportunity to become familiar with the latest policy-relevant research on debt policy and management; and foster knowledge exchange among participants. The audience comprises high-level policy makers and government officials, debt management experts, donors, providers of technical assistance, and CSO representatives.

  • Day 1: May 14, 2020 (Preliminary agenda) 

    8:00 – 9:00 AM

    Registration

    9:00 – 9:30 AM

    Opening Remarks and Keynote Address

    9:30 – 11:00 AM

    Plenary Session 1: Global Perspectives – Public Debt Trends  

    11:00 – 11:30 AM

    Coffee Break

    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Plenary Session 2: Debt Transparency – Trends and Challenges

    1:00 – 2:00 PM

    Lunch

    2:00 – 2:30 PM

    Technical Talk

    2:30 – 4:00 PM

    Breakout Session 1: Lessons Learned from DMF and the Road Ahead

     

    Breakout Session 2: Green/Blue Bonds

    4:00 – 4:15 PM

    Coffee Break

    4:15 – 5:45 PM

    Breakout Session 3: When Do PPPs Become Debt?

     

    Breakout Session 4: Legal Challenges on Loan Contracting and Negotiations

    6:00 – 8:00 PM

    Reception

     

    Day 2: May 15, 2020 (Preliminary agenda) 

    8:30 – 10:00 AM

    Plenary Session 3: What Is Public Debt?

    10:00 – 10:30 AM

    Coffee Break

    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Breakout Session 5: Managing Portfolio Risks 

     

    Breakout Session 6: Fiscal Risk — Subnational Debt

    12:00 – 1:30 PM

    Lunch

    1:30 – 3:00 PM

    Breakout Session 7: Implementation of Debt Management Strategy

     

    Breakout Session 8: Collateralized Debt

    3:00 – 3:15 PM

    Coffee Break

    3:15 – 4:45 PM

    Plenary Session 4: Political Economy of Borrowing 

    4:45 – 5:15 PM

    Closing Remarks

    The 11th Debt Management Facility (DMF) Stakeholders’ Forum, titled “Debt Transparency in the Spotlight” is jointly organized by the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance and the World Bank. Debt transparency is critical for sound borrowing and lending practices in order to safeguard long-term sustainability and prosperous economic development for all. The Forum will discuss global trends and challenges in debt transparency, international practices in contracting, negotiating and reporting debt, and will foster high-level discussion on topics such as the political economy of debt transparency.

  • Please check back for details about our speakers at this year's forum.

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