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External Debt Management in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs)

Prepared by the Staffs of the IMF and the World Bank
March 21, 2002

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       Executive Summary

  1. Introduction

  2. Key Aspects of External Debt Management in HIPCs
    1. Institutional and Governance Framework
    2. Policy Coordination and Debt Strategy
    3. Managing Outstanding Liabilities
    4. Human and Technical Resources

  3. Current Status of External Debt Management in 33 HIPCs
    1. Legal and Institutional Arrangements
    2. Coordination with Macroeconomic Policies, Debt Sustainability Analysis
    3. New Borrowing Policy
    4. Managing the Existing Debt Stock
    5. Human and Technical Resources
    6. Assistance from Donors and Technical Agencies

  4. Capacity Building in HIPCs: Assessment by Technical Agencies
    1. Impact of the Assistance
    2. Main Capacity Constraints for Efficient Debt Management in HIPCs
    3. Future Role of Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building

  5. Conclusions and Recommendations
Table 1. Status of HIPCs as of November 2001

Box 1. Public Access to Debt Information
Box 2. Basic Debt Management in HIPCs
Box 3. The DRI Methodology for Assess HIPCs' Debt Management            Capacity

Figure 1. Legal Institutional Arrangements
Figure 2. Coordination with Macroeconomic Policies, Debt Sustainability               Analysis
Figure 3. New Borrowing Policy
Figure 4. Basic Debt Management, Human and Technical Resources

Appendix I
Debt Management Capacity in Individual HIPCs

Appendix II
Providers of Technical Assistance and Capacity Building in External Debt Management