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BRIEF July 11, 2019

Debt Management Practitioners Program (DMPP)

The Program

The Debt Management Practitioners’ Program (DMPP) offers experienced debt managers from DMF eligible countries an opportunity to expand their know-how and knowledge by working closely with the World Bank’s debt management experts, working on DMF implementation, on a range of debt management activities in Washington DC.  DMPP participants typically participate in one large analytical task together with the World Bank’s DMF team, one TA activity in a country outside their region, and Washington based training and seminars. The program lasts three months.

Under the Debt Management Practitioners Program (DMPP), government officials from debt management offices in DMF-eligible countries are invited to join the Global Macro Debt Group of the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice of the World Bank for a three-month period. Selected candidates participate directly in program work, including missions and training.

Between 2009 and 2019, 43 debt managers from 41 DMF-eligible countries in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe and Central Asia (ECA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South Asia Region (SAR), as well as Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have participated in the program.


Candidates are asked to apply online and submit a Statement of Interest as well as their CV. Selection criteria:

  • Debt Management Professional staff in a Debt Management Office who is currently employed by the government at a mid-level technical position.
  • Must have a 4-year degree from an accredited University, and at least 5 years of relevant experience in Government, Central Bank or in the private sector.
  • Good working knowledge of English, both in oral presentations and writing.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel and Word.

A selection committee, comprising internal and external debt management experts, selects the candidates. The DMPP can only accept one application per country.



The program covers the following costs for the participant during the assignment*:

  • Travel: a round trip economy fare ticket from home country to Washington D.C.
  • Settling-In Grant Living Allowance
  • Housing Allowance
  • The releasing agency/government institutions would continue to cover the salary of the participants during their assignments.

*Costs for participant's family members are not covered.

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