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Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSAx)

Fiscal Policy

This online course, presented by the ICD and the IMF Fiscal Affairs, Research, Monetary and Capital Markets, and Strategy, Policy, and Review Departments, in collaboration with the World Bank, provides a comprehensive overview of the IMF-World Bank frameworks for debt sustainability analysis and debt management.
The modular course may lead to earning a signed certificate for the entire course or one or several modules may be audited separately. The modules cover

  • key concepts of debt sustainability and the role of macroeconomic policies;
  • debt sustainability for countries with access to financial markets;
  • debt sustainability for low-income countries;
  • a Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS) framework; and
  • debt sustainability analysis (DSA) when there is economic uncertainty.

This course is a prerequisite for selected face-to-face Fiscal Sustainability (FS) courses and is strongly recommended for others. Please see individual face-to-face course listings for details. In general, successful completion of an online course will be viewed favorably when applying to face-to-face ICD courses at headquarters or regional centers.

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    Target Audience

    All government officials are welcome to register. This course should be particularly useful for officials from ministries of finance, debt agencies, central banks, and other government agencies responsible for providing advice or implementing macroeconomic and debt policies. The course is offered in English and Spanish.
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    Some knowledge of economics is helpful. Basic Excel skills and access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection and a Google Chrome web browser are essential.
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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Identify different types of debt and the dangers of high debt.
    • Describe central DSA concepts.
    • Prepare a risk-based DSA for a country with access to financial markets.
    • Prepare a DSA for a low-income country with concessional debt.
    • Discuss strategies for managing debt within the MTDS framework.
    • Analyze uncertainties related to DSAs.
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    Apply Now - Application deadline approaching:

    IMF offers online training to government officials and public. Click Learn more to find our current offerings.

    Virtual - Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    English, November 2-6, 2020, Vienna, Austria

    Apply online by September 20, 2020

    Virtual - Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    English, November 16-27, 2020, Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by September 21, 2020

    Virtual - Economic Issues in Regional Integration (ERI)

    English (French), October 12-23, 2020, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by September 23, 2020

    Virtual - Fiscal Frameworks (FF)

    English (French), October 26, 2020 - November 6, 2020, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by September 23, 2020

    Virtual - Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    English (French), November 9-20, 2020, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by September 25, 2020