Debt Management Department Programmes

WAIFEM/World Bank/IMF Ghana National Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy Workshop (DMP 001-N)

Date: January 2018
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Accra, Ghana

Course Objective
Strengthening the Government of Ghana’s capacity to conduct a formal 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 Bank of Ghana, Ministries of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Planning, Ghana Statistics Service and Accountant General Offices, among others, who have had exposure to conduct DSAs.

Regional Course on Loan and Financial Negotiation Skills and Techniques of Drafting Contracts or Loan Agreements (DMP 002-R)

Date: February 19-27, 2018
Duration: 7 Days
Venue: Lagos, Nigeria

Course Objective

  • Build Capacity of participants on current global negotiating environment.
  • Elucidate the main characteristics of international financial markets and financial flows
  • Update the skills of attendees in financial transactions
  • Identify sources and characteristics of loans, as well as the preparatory documentation needed for negotiation of financial transactions for countries.
  • Impart the principles of negotiation of loans and concessional aid in respect of the three categories of debt: concessional loans/grants, Paris Club (export credits) and Market Finance (ICM)
  • Articulate the general conditions precedent, financial clauses, covenants and dispute regulation clauses, etc

Who May Attend

Executive/Senior level officials involved in loan negotiations from central banks; ministries of finance and economic planning; National treasuries and Accountant General Offices; Debt Management Offices; MDAs involved in loan contracting including PPP arrangements; legal counsels of ministries and parastatals, etc.

Workshop on Risk Based Debt Portfolio Analysis using Market Access Countries’ Template (DMP 003-R)

Date: March 12-23, 2018
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Accra, Ghana

Objectives of the Workshop
The aim of the workshop is to strengthen DSA teams of WAIFEM countries to build their capabilities to apply the new methodology to develop DSA using risk-based MAC template

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

Sub-National Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) Mission to Ogun/Kaduna States (DMP 004-N)

Date: April 2018
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Ogun/Kaduna States

Objectives

The Objective of the Subnational Debt Management Performance evaluation is to provide an assessment of subnational government debt management performance in Ogun/Kaduna States based on the indicator led analysis in a concise and standardize manner. The programme is to help evaluate and strengthen the weaknesses of debt management in Ogun/Kaduna States 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.

Sub-National Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) Mission to Kano State (DMP 005-N)

Date: April 2018
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Kano State

Objectives

The objective of the Subnational Debt Management Performance evaluation is to provide an assessment of subnational government debt management performance in Kano State based on the indicator held analysis in a concise and standardized manner. The programme is to help evaluate and strengthen the weaknesses of debt management in Kano 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.

WAIFEM/World Bank Regional Training on Methodology of Effective Debt Sustainability Analysis using the World Bank/IMF Framework (DMP 006-R)

Date: May 7 - 18, 2018
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Freetown, Sierra Leone

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 county’s debt strategy and to do so on a regular basis. The rationale for the introduction of DSF-LIC methodology is that countries need to have a handle to cope with the policy challenges that the financial crisis poses, to forestall over-borrowing and relapse to debt overhang. The workshop is also expected to sensitize policy makers on the results of the DSA.

Who May Attend
The workshop is targeted at the DSA team consisting of officials of the 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.

Regional Course on Planning, Measuring and Managing Contingent Liabilities and Government Risks in Projects (DMP 007-R)

Date: June 18 - 27, 2018
Duration: 8 days
Venue: Banul, The Gambia

Objectives
This course will examine international best practices for measuring and managing government contingent liabilities arising from project contracts.

Who May Attend
The workshop is targeted at executive/senior level officials involved in loan negotiations from central banks; ministries of finance and economic planning; National treasuries and Accountant General’s offices; Debt Management offices; MDAs that are involved in loan contracting including PPP arrangements; Ministries of Justice; and Legal counsels of ministries and parastatals, etc.

Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Fundamentals: Strategies, Methods and the PPP Cycle (DMP 008-R)

Date: July 9 - 20, 2018
Duration: 2 Weeks
Venue: Monrovia, Liberia

Objectives
The objective of the course is to highlight the difficulties encountered during the tendering and negotiation phase of the PPP project procurement and how to overcome it. The course will address the role, responsibilities and competencies of the effective contract negotiator; the contract renegotiation process; the key element of managing the contract and key barriers to effective management and strategies for resolution. It will also cover managing risk and contingency action planning as well as with key measures of performance.

Who Should Attend?
The course is designed for officials who have or are planning to have responsibilities for PPP contract negotiation and management. It would be desirable for participants to be experienced in project and contract management and have previous experience in contract negotiation. This course is appropriate for officials from any part of the public sector or private organizations who meet the criteria above.

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

Date: July 23 - August 3, 2018
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.

Regional Course on Government Active Cash Management (DMP 011-R)

Date: August 13 - 22, 2018
Duration: 8 Days
Venue: Abuja, Nigeria

Objectives of the Training
The objective of the workshop is to strengthen WAIFEM’s countries government officials’ capacity to manage cost-effectively their own government’s short-term cash flows and cash balances, both within government, and between government and other sectors. It is also aimed at assisting governments to fund their expenditure in a timely manner and meet their obligations as they fall due.

Who May Attend
The training is targeted at senior/executive level officials of the Central Banks, Budget Department, Ministries of Finance, Ministry of Planning, Bureau of Statistics, Accountant General Offices, at National and sub-national levels of government among others.

WAIFEM/World Bank Basic Debt Management at Sub-National Level and Sub-National Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) (DMP 012-R)

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

Objectives

The Objective of the programme is to help strengthen capacity and institutions in developing countries so that they can ensure sub-national fiscal sustainability and 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.

Joint WAIFEM/COMSEC Debt Recording Using New CS-DRMS (DMP 013-R)

Date: TBA, 2018
Duration: 10 Days
Venue: Lagos, Nigeria

Objectives
The aim of the course is to provide training in the use of the debt recording software including its operational functions to Liberia and Sierra Leone and other fragile states. The course will assist government to train their personnel to run good debt database consistent with sound practices. The training will contribute to the widening of the regional pool of experienced CS-DRMS users; and continue the testing and appreciation of the new version of CS-DRMS from the business perspective.

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