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Financial Sector Policies

Debt and Cash Management


Session No.: JV 23.52

Location: Vienna, Austria

Date: September 25-29, 2023 (1 week)

Delivery Method: In-person Training

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    Officials from finance ministry, treasury department, debt management offices, cash management units, and central banks.

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    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics or finance, or equivalent experience, as well as at least two years of working experience in debt or cash management.

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    Course Description

    "Disclosure: Due to COVID 19, courses will be delivered in person, hybrid, or virtual, according to safety guidelines. As of today, this course is scheduled to be delivered in person in Vienna, but its delivery method may change. By submitting your application, you confirm your availability to participate in the course either in person or virtually. Up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination is likely to be required and related information may be requested from participants for in-person courses."

    This course, presented jointly by the Fiscal Affairs Department and the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, aims to build capacity on linking cash and debt management, and their interactions with fiscal and monetary policies, while taking into account market and macro risks. The course focuses on the importance of cash management considerations during the implementation of debt management strategy, through an annual borrowing plan and issuance calendar, based on cash flow and cash balance forecasts. In addition, the course discusses the management of certain contingent liabilities and financing risks, and their implications to cash and debt management strategies.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Describe the linkage between debt and cash management
    • Explain the importance of managing the government's cash and debt as an integrated portfolio
    • Understand how to better manage contingent liabilities and associated risks and their significance for cash and debt management
    • Describe the importance of sending consistent signals to the market regarding the government's financial management strategy
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