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Fiscal Policy

Workshop on the Joint IMF WB Debt Sustainability Framework for Low Income Countries

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Session No.: AT 23.43

Location: Ebene, Mauritius

Date: September 11-15, 2023 (1 week)

Delivery Method: In-person Training

Primary Language: French

Interpretation Language: Portuguese

    Target Audience

    Ideally the candidates should be fiscal management experts responsible for macro-economic projections and broader fiscal management; officials directly involved in preparation of country debt sustainability analysis; officials involved in lending

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    Qualifications

    Participants should have a degree in economics or finance, and should have reasonably fluency in French. Experience with debt sustainability analysis, or credit risk analysis would be extremely useful.

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    Course Description

    This workshop gives an in-depth introduction to the current debt sustainability framework for low-income countries (LIC-DSF) and the tools available to assist with debt sustainability in French-speaking African low-income countries. The framework helps guide countries and donors in mobilizing the financing of LICs' development needs, while reducing the chances of an excessive build-up of debt in the future. Sessions combine lectures on key features with demonstrations of the modules of the excel-based LIC-DSF framework covering linkages between the macroeconomic framework and debt dynamics, realism tools, stress tests, debt carrying capacity thresholds, the role of judgment, and the determination of final ratings.

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    Course Objectives

    The objective of the five-day workshop is to present the key features of the revised framework and provide hands-on training in the use of the new LIC DSF template. Participants will have an opportunity to work through a country case study and analyze the output of the LIC DSF template to better understand debt vulnerabilities.

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