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Public Debt and Loan Negotiation & Evaluation Toolkit /

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This two-week programme combines:

Public Debt Management: Issues & Solutions 05 days
Loan Negotiation & Evaluation 05 days

As the global economy strives to come to terms with various crises – financial, environmental, disease and war – the threat of a new debt crisis has taken centre stage. This threat is compounded by rapid borrowing by countries seeking to boost investment in infrastructure to support their objectives under the Sustainable Development Goals. In response to this demand, new borrowing sources have emerged, including Eurobonds and emerging creditors such as China. Analysts have warned that global debt has reached an ‘all time high’ as more countries than ever are in danger of slipping into a major debt crisis.

In the first week, the course will take delegates through the fundamental principles of public debt management, taking recent and current global developments into account, and explore the latest tools to analyse and manage their debt portfolios more effectively.

In the second week, the course will build the capacity of delegates in loan negotiation and the practical considerations needed for a successful outcome. The course will cover a number of restructuring scenarios and negotiation arrangements, related to various sources of finance and creditor forums, including the Paris Club.

Course Objectives

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of public debt management and its linkages with fiscal and monetary policy
  • Apply concepts of cost and risk to your public debt portfolio
  • Create an outline for a debt management strategy based on a portfolio review and a good understanding of the objectives for debt management
  • Understand the building blocks of loan evaluation, including the loan cycle and the relevance of legislation
  • Interpret loan and bond agreements, including evaluation of the financial terms
  • Understand the practical processes involved in loan negotiations
  • Evaluate different sources of finance and determine their appropriateness for funding various types of projects

Key Topics

  • Fundamental debt concepts, techniques and instruments
  • Debt sustainability framework
  • Controlling debt management operational risk
  • Analysing and reporting on the debt portfolio
  • Debt portfolio management, rescheduling and refinancing
  • Sources of finance, emerging lenders and Public-Private Partnerships
  • Overview of a typical loan cycle
  • Interpretation and evaluation of a financial agreement
  • Negotiation theory and practice
  • Refinancing and voluntary restructuring

All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.

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