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Debt Sustainability and Debt Management for Low-Income Countries (DSLx)

Fiscal Policy

This online course, presented by the ICD, the IMF Capital Markets Department, and the World Bank, provides an overview of debt sustainability and debt management strategies for countries with access to concessional debt. The course introduces the basic principles of debt sustainability, the IMF-World Bank frameworks for Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries, and the Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS). The course adapts three of the five modules of the original Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSAx) course in English to the issues facing low-income countries. The expected workload for this course is 6-9 hours per week.

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 is particularly relevant for officials from ministries of finance, debt agencies, central banks, and other government agencies who must provide advice or implement macroeconomic and debt policies. The course is offered in French.
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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 basic DSA concepts.
    • Prepare a DSA for a low-income country with concessional debt.
    • Discuss strategies for managing debt under the MTDS framework.
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    IMF offers online training to government officials and public. Click Learn more to find our current offerings.

    Virtual - Fiscal Frameworks (FF)

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

    Apply online by September 25, 2020

    Virtual - Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

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

    Apply online by September 25, 2020

    Online: Debt Sustainability Framework for Low Income Countries

    English (English), October 7, 2020 - November 6, 2020, Course conducted online

    Apply online by September 30, 2020