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Debt Sustainability and Debt Restructuring

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Session No.: AT 24.22

Location: Ebene, Mauritius

Date: January 29, 2024 - February 2, 2024 (1 week)

Delivery Method: In-person Training

Primary Language: English

Interpretation Language: French Portuguese

    Target Audience

    Mid- to senior-level officials from Ministries of Finance, Central Banks, Debt Management Units, and other interested Government Institutions with responsibility for public debt-related matters.  

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    Participants are expected to have a degree in law, economics or finance or equivalent work experience, good quantitative skills, and proficiency in the use of computers to analyze data. 

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

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    Course Description

    This course, presented by the Legal, Strategy, Policy, and Review, and Monetary and Capital Markets Departments, and the Institute for Capacity Development, provides guidance on assessing debt sustainability and mitigating debt risks, as well as insights into the sovereign debt restructuring process, including the role and policies of the IMF. Presentations of outside experts with practical sovereign debt experience, as well as other institutions with applicable expertise and capacity development roles (e.g., the African Development Bank’s African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and World Bank) may also be given. The course encourages peer learning.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Tools for debt sustainability analysis.
    • Best practices in sovereign debt management.
    • Principles and frameworks for sovereign debt restructuring, including past country experiences.
    • The role and mandate of the IMF as it relates to sovereign debt restructuring. 
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