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Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA)

The Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) is a diagnostic of government debt management practices and institutions. Through a comprehensive set of indicators spanning the full range of government debt management functions, the DeMPA informs plans to reform and strengthen debt management capacity, processes and institutions. The DeMPA also helps governments monitor progress toward international sound practices. 

Countries with Publicly Available DeMPA Reports

CountryDate of DeMPA PublicationDownloads
Albania2011English...
Armenia2013English...
Burkina Faso2008EnglishFrançais
Cabo Verde2016English...
Central African Republic2012...Français
Comoros2011EnglishFrançais
Cote D'Ivoire           2015EnglishFrançais
Djibouti2011...Français
Dominica2018English...
Ethiopia2013English...
Georgia                                       2013English...
Guinea2018English...
Guinea-Bissau2010English...
Haiti2014English...
Kazakhstan2011English...
Kosovo2017English...
Lesotho2018English...
Madagascar2017EnglishFrançais
Maldives2019English...
Mali2011...Français
Mauritania2011...Français
Moldova2018English...
Mongolia2008English 
Mozambique2008English...
Nigeria2012English 
Papua New Guinea2010English 
Samoa2010English...
Sao Tome and Principe2011...Português
Senegal2010 Français
Sierra Leone2009English...
Solomon Islands2009English 
Sudan2012English...
Togo2010...Français
Uganda2018English...
Yemen2011English...
Zimbabwe2015English...

 

Where DeMPA is used

The DeMPA was developed by the World Bank in cooperation with international partners during 2007 and is now used by 141 national and subnational governments. 

Map illustrating DeMPA assessments from 2007-2018
See the map in high resolution here.

DeMPA Framework

Sovereign DeMPA Methodology:  English | French | Spanish | Russian (PDF)
Subnational DeMPA: English (PDF)

The sovereign DeMPA examines central government debt management activities and closely related functions. The sovereign DeMPA uses 14 debt management performance indicators, listed below, providing a score for each:

  • Legal Framework
  • Managerial Structure
  • Debt Management Strategy
  • Debt Reporting and Evaluation
  • Audit
  • Coordination with Fiscal Policy
  • Coordination with Monetary Policy
  • Domestic Borrowing
  • External Borrowing
  • Loan Guarantees, On-Lending and Derivatives
  • Cash Flow Forecasting and Cash Balance Management
  • Debt Administration and Data Security
  • Segregation of Duties, Staff Capacity and Business Continuity
  • Debt and Debt-Related Records

The DeMPA is also used to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of debt management practices at the local level, for subnational governments that have the capacity to incur debt, that plan to do so in the short-term or have debt outstanding. The tools used for national and subnational assessments are similar, but the subnational DeMPA is tailored to address the needs of local entities, which differ from central banks. 

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