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Managing Public Debt : From Diagnostics to Reform Implementation :  From Diagnostics to Reform Implementation - World Bank

Managing Public Debt : From Diagnostics to Reform Implementation

From Diagnostics to Reform Implementation

Paperback Published: April 2007
ISBN: 9780821368725
Number Of Pages: 120

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High-quality public debt management plays a critical role in reducing the vulnerability of developing countries to financial crises. With sound risk and cash management, effective coordination with fiscal and monetary policy, good governance, and adequate institutional and staff capacity in place, governments can develop and implement effective medium-term debt management strategies. Managing Public Debt: From Diagnostics to Reform Implementation draws insights from a joint pilot program set up by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to design relevant reform and capacity-building programs in twelve countries. The experiences of these geographically and economically diverse countries - Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Zambia - illustrate the challenges and elements necessary to make progress in the area of public debt management. Managing Public Debt will serve government officials contemplating or in the process of reforming their practices, providers of technical assistance, and practitioners working on building capacity in public debt management. Because effective implementation of debt management strategies also requires a developed domestic government debt market, readers will also be interested in the companion volume, Developing the Domestic Government Debt Market, published by The World Bank in February 2007, based on the same joint pilot program.

Prefacep. ix
Executive Summaryp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Designing and Implementing Reforms: An Overviewp. 7
The Diagnostic Stagep. 7
Designing Reformsp. 10
Sustaining the Reform Processp. 12
Implications for Providers of Assistancep. 14
Future Workp. 15
Debt Management Strategy and Risk Managementp. 17
Diagnostics in Pilot Countriesp. 19
Action Plans and Reform Experiencesp. 26
Conclusions and Insightsp. 32
Coordination between Debt Management, Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy, and Cash Managementp. 35
Diagnostics in Pilot Countriesp. 36
Action Plans and Reform Experiencesp. 42
Conclusions and Insightsp. 45
Governancep. 49
Debt Management Objectives and the Legal Frameworkp. 50
Organizational Arrangementsp. 58
Accountability, Transparency, and Auditingp. 64
Conclusions and Insightsp. 71
Capacity: Staff and Debt Management Systemsp. 75
Staff Capacityp. 75
Debt Management Systemsp. 82
Conclusions and Insightsp. 87
Appendixp. 91
Notesp. 101
Referencesp. 111
Indexp. 115
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ISBN: 9780821368725
ISBN-10: 0821368729
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: April 2007
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23

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