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Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

Fiscal Sustainability

This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, introduces the easy-to-use Excel-based Public Debt Dynamics Tool (DDT) and explains how to use this tool for projecting the stock of public debt for the baseline (most likely) and alternative scenarios, including natural-disaster scenarios and fan charts.  The DDT is also used to estimate paths of fiscal adjustments consistent with a user-defined target level of debt. Participants are given preliminary data and are expected to present an analysis of the public debt situation in their country (or the country of their choice) at the end of the course.

Read More Topic : Fiscal Policy

    Target Audience

    All government officials are welcome to register. This course is particularly useful for officials from ministries of finance, debt agencies, central banks, and other government agencies responsible for implementing macroeconomic and debt policies.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics or equivalent work experience and some familiarity with using spreadsheets.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Project public debt. 
    • Identify the main drivers of public debt changes. 
    • Compute measures of fiscal adjustments consistent with a public debt target. 
    • Conduct a stress test to public debt projections, including through the use of fan charts. 
    • Identify the main components of a debt sustainability analysis to assess the risk of debt distress.
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    Upcoming Offering

    Start date End date Location Delivery Method Session No. Primary & (Interpretation) language Apply
    July 8, 2024 July 19, 2024 Vienna, Austria In-person Training JV 24.19 English (Russian) Deadline passed
    September 16, 2024 September 27, 2024 Washington DC, United States In-person Training OT 24.10 Spanish Apply online by June 2, 2024
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    Videos

    Introduction to Fiscal Sustainability course

    by Irina Yakadina
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