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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.

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    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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    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
    December 4, 2023 December 15, 2023 Vienna, Austria In-person Training JV 23.36 English Deadline passed
    February 5, 2024 February 16, 2024 New Delhi, India In-person Training SA 24.01 English Apply online by December 29, 2023
    February 11, 2024 February 22, 2024 Kuwait City, Kuwait In-person Training CE 24.06 English (Arabic) Apply online by December 3, 2023
    February 19, 2024 March 1, 2024 Ebene, Mauritius In-person Training AT 24.15 English (French, Portuguese) Apply online by January 12, 2024
    March 11, 2024 March 22, 2024 Bridgetown, Barbados In-person Training OT 24.304 English Apply online by February 2, 2024
    April 1, 2024 April 12, 2024 Singapore, Singapore In-person Training ST 24.11 English Apply online by December 22, 2023
    July 8, 2024 July 19, 2024 Vienna, Austria In-person Training JV 24.19 English (Russian) Apply online by April 7, 2024
    September 16, 2024 September 27, 2024 Washington DC, United States In-person Training OT 24.10 Spanish Apply online by August 9, 2024
    December 2, 2024 December 13, 2024 Singapore, Singapore In-person Training ST 24.20 English Apply online by July 5, 2024
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    Introduction to Fiscal Sustainability course

    by Irina Yakadina
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