Debt Management Department Programmes

Regional Course on Domestic Securities Markets and Monetary Policy (DMP 001-R)

Date: February 25 - March 1, 2019
Duration: 1 Week
Venue: Accra, Ghana

Objective of the course
The objective of the course is to provide comprehensive training on development of domestic securities market and address the issues linking the development of WAIFEM countries securities markets and monetary policy. The course will alsoaddress issues in the transformation of financial markets and the role of central banks, and ministries of finance and debt management offices in developing domestic securities markets.

Who May Attend
The course is targeted at senior/executive level officials of the central banks and ministries of finance, debt management offices, treasury and investment officers of commercial banks, portfolio investors, managers of discount houses, pension and trust funds managers and administrators, chief financial executive of corporate enterprises, and primary dealers, brokers and analysts involved in securities trading in countries of WAIFEM member banks.

Regional Course on Contingent Liabilities Monitoring and Management of Government Fiscal Commitments/Risk (DMP 002-R)

Date: March 11-15, 2019
Duration: 1 Week
Venue: Lagos, Nigeria

Objective of the workshop

The objective of the workshop is to provide comprehensive training to develop and strengthen the skills of participants in the methodologies of monitoring and managing contingent liabilities to ensure that their potential impact on government fiscal position.

Who May Attend

The workshop is targeted at middle and senior level debt management officials from the Ministries of Finance and Economic Planning; Debt Management Offices; Central Banks (especially research, monetary policy and financial markets departments); Budget Offices; National Treasury Offices/accountant generals departments and sub-national government.

Workshop on Sovereign Borrowing from the Global Capital Markets: International Capital Markets (DMP 003-R)

Date: April 29 - May 3, 2019
Duration: 1 Week
Venue: Banjul, The Gambia

Objectives of the Workshop
The course focuses on raising capital through the utilisation of the global debt capital markets and syndicated loan markets. The first part of the course focuses on some of the specifics of the debt capital markets and possible debt capital raising structures. It also discusses the role of syndicated lending as a bridge of the capital markets; and the use of derivatives (interest and currency) to facilitate the borrowing in markets of comparative advantage while managing risk exposure.

Who May Attend
The course is targeted at of officials of the Ministries of Finance, Debt Management Offices, Central Banks and other public sector and private sector agencies involved in external borrowing analysis.

Joint WAIFEM/IMF/World Bank Workshop on Methodologies for Public Debt Sustainability Analysis using 2018 Revised DSA Framework (DMP 004-N)

Date: May 20 - 24, 2019
Duration: 1 Week
Venue: Accra, Ghana

Objective of the workshop

The aim of the workshop is to strengthen WAIFEM constituent countries DSA team's capability to apply the new DSA framework (DSF-LIC) methodology to develop their countries debt strategy and to do so on a regular basis.

Who may attend
The workshop is targeted at the DSA team consisting of officials of Ministry of Finance, Central Banks, Ministry of planning, Budget offices, Controller and Accountant General's department, Bureau of Statistics offices, revenue authorities, fiscal responsibility commissions, etc. Members of the team are expected to be those who had participated in the previous workshop on DSA.

Regional Course on Audit of Public Debt Management (DMP 005-N)

Date: June 3 - 7, 2019
Duration: 1 Week
Venue: Monrovia, Liberia

Objective

The objective of the course is to provide practical training on procedures to conduct audit of public debt in a sovereign state. It will provide auditors with the Knowledge of the key principles of public debt management and address a wide range of public debt management issues including key considerations in auditing public debt that enable auditors to perform effective auditing of public debt and hence promote government financial accountability and transparency. In addition to exposing participants to debt management principles and practices, the course will train the participants on important aspect of IT systems used in recording and managing public debt. The training, therefore, embeds the knowledge of debt management into professional auditing practices in a manner that equips internal and external auditors to more effectively gather, analyse and report on value-for-money, performance, and use of IT in the discharge of public debt management functions.

WAIFEM/COMSEC Training Meridian / CS-DRMS 2000+ (DMP 006-R)

Date: June 17 - 28, 2019
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Lagos, Nigeria

Objectives
The objective of training is to equip participants with the necessary skills to operate the newly introduced meridian.

Who May Attend
The course is targeted at officials of the ministries of finance and debt management offices involved in debt recording and analysis, staff of central banks involved in external and domestic debt recording and analysis, controller and accountant general offices, among others

WAIFEM/World Bank Sub-National Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) Mission to Adamawa (DMP 007-N)

Date: July 1 - 12, 2019
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Adamawa, Nigeria

Objectives
The objective of Sub-national Debt Management evaluation is to provide an assessment of sub-national government debt management performance in Adamawa State based on the indicator led analysis in a concise and standardized manner. The programme is to help evaluate and stregthen the weeknesses of debt management in Adamawa State including the Institutional arrangement to ensure prudent debt management, consistent with a stable macroeconomic framework, effective infrastructure finance to support inclusive growth, and capital market development. A key component of this global knowledge programme is the application of the debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) methodology for SNGs.

Regional Workshop on Risk Based Debt Portfolio Analysis using Market Access Countries Template (DMP 008-N)

Date: TBA
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Abuja, Nigeria

Objective of the workshop
The aim of the workshop is to strengthen DSA teams of WAIFEM member countries to build their capabilities to apply the new methodology to develop DSA using risk base MAC TEMPLATE.

Who May Attend
The workshop is targeted at the DSA team consisting of officials of Ministry of Finance, Budget Offices, Central Banks, National Planning Commission, National Bureau of Statistics, Offices of the Accountant General and Debt Management Offices (DMOs).

World Bank/WAIFEM Sierra Leone National Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (DMP 009-N)

Date: TBA
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Objectives of the Training
The objective of the workshop is to strengthen the Government of Sierra Leone’s capacity to conduct a formal Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy in order to:

  • Have a clear framework for making informed and appropriate choices
  • Reduce opportunity for short-term fiscal expediency, at cost of increased future risk
  • Ensure consistency in borrowing strategies
  • Avoid conflicting sub-strategies for different components of the debt portfolio
  • Improve coordination particularly with fiscal and monetary policy
  • Identify constraints (in market development, for example)
  • Provide coherence for domestic debt market development which would reduce costs (by reducing market uncertainty).

Who May Attend
The training is targeted at senior/executive level officials of the Bank of Sierra Leone, Ministries of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Planning and Statistics Sierra Leone, Accountant General Offices, among others, who have had exposure to conduct DSAs.

The Gambia National DSA/Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (DMP 010-N)

Date: TBA
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Banjul, The Gambia

Objectives of the Training
The objective of the workshop is to strengthen the Government of The Gambia’s capacity to conduct a formal DSA/Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy for the country to:

  • Have a clear framework for making informed and appropriate choices
  • Reduce opportunity for short-term fiscal expediency, at cost of increased future risk
  • Ensure consistency in borrowing strategies
  • Avoid conflicting sub-strategies for different components of the debt portfolio
  • Improve coordination particularly with fiscal and monetary policy
  • Identify constraints (in market development, for example)
  • Provide coherence for domestic debt market development which would reduce costs (by reducing market uncertainty).

Who May Attend
The training is targeted at senior/executive level officials of the Central Bank of The Gambia, Budget Department, Ministries of Finance, Ministry of Planning, Bureau of Statistics, Accountant General Offices, among others, who have had exposure to conduct DSAs.