Effective debt management plays a critical role in funding the government’s financing needs in a timely fashion, helping ensure low debt-servicing costs at an acceptable degree of risk, and supporting the development of domestic securities markets. The Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) is the World Bank’s diagnostic tool for assessing performance using a comprehensive set of indicators that span the full range of government debt management functions. Launched in 2007, the DeMPA has become an internationally recognized standard in public debt management and can be applied in all developing countries. The DeMPA allows governments to evaluate how they are faring on core debt management functions, and helps strengthen capacity so that governments can manage their public debt effectively and sustainably, serving as a basis for debt management reforms.
The World Bank recently published a revision to the DeMPA methodology. The 2021 DeMPA focuses on enhancing how progress is measured to facilitate policy dialogue with authorities. This webinar provides an overview of the revised DeMPA framework and discusses how the DeMPA can support countries’ debt management reforms through the experience of Honduras, which served as a pilot.