The Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) offers a comprehensive and thorough diagnostic of government debt management practices and institutions in a country. The DeMPA highlights strengths and weaknesses in government DeM practices in each country and facilitate the design of reform plans to strengthen debt management capacity, processes and institutions. DeMPAS provide a way to monitor progress toward international sound practices over time.
Scope and Coverage of the Framework
The scope of the DeMPA is central government debt management activities and closely related functions such as issuance of loan guarantees, on-lending, and cash flow forecasting and cash balance management. The DeMPA uses 14 debt management performance indicators, listed below:
The DeMPA assigns a score of A, B, C or D, depending on the criteria listed, to each of the Debt Management Performance Indicators:
- A: reflects sound practice for that particular dimension of the indicator.
- B: lies between the minimum requirements and sound practice for that aspect.
- C: indicates that a minimum requirement for that dimension has been met. A minimum requirement is considered the necessary condition for effective performance under the dimension being measured.
- D: indicates that the minimum requirement has not been achieved, signals a deficiency in performance, normally requiring priority corrective action.