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Virtual: Public Debt Sustainability and Debt Restructuring

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Session No.: AT 21.10V

Location: Ebene, Mauritius

Date: January 25-28, 2021 (1 week)

Primary Language: English

Interpretation Language: French Portuguese

    Target Audience

    The audience targeted consists of mid- to senior-level officials from Ministries of Finance, Central Banks, debt management units, and other interested government institutions.

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    Qualifications

    Degree in economics

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    Pre-requisites

    Participants should install necessary software ahead of the course to participate in the hands-on sessions.

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    Course Description

    Provide an overview of the support available on the continent for countries embarking on sovereign debt restructuring operations. This would include a presentation of the African Development Bank's, African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and World Bank technical assistance.

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    Course Objectives

    The capacity development service proposed will provide sub-Saharan African government officials with

    (i) an overview of tools for debt sustainability analysis;

    (ii) practices in sovereign debt management and

    (iii) the principles and frameworks for sovereign debt restructuring, including past country experiences and (iv) the role and mandate of the IMF as it relates to sovereign debt restructuring.  The course also encourages peer learning.

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