Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) (Facilitated)
Facilitated eLearning

Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) (Facilitated)

Developing countries face various policy, institutional, and operational challenges due to weak debt management capacity and lack of efficient debt markets. Recent challenges include: the emergence of new markets and creditors; rapid global flows of financing; and blurring of global financial boundaries that have radically altered the financial landscape facing developing counties. Against this background, developing countries need to strengthen their debt management capacity to assure that government funds are raised consistent with fiscal and debt management objectives. This e-learning course will provide participants with knowledge on application of the revised DeMPA (2015) tool to assess comprehensive debt management functions in their countries. The DeMPA tool provides a set of indicators for comprehensively assessing debt management performance in developing countries. The debt management performance indicators (DPIs) span five core areas of public debt management, covering: (i) governance and strategy development; (ii) coordination with macroeconomic policies; (iii) borrowing and related financing activities; (iv) cash flow forecasting and cash balance management; and (v) debt recording and operational risk management. Based on the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) methodology for public financial management and sound practices in government debt management, the indicators represent an internationally recognized and comprehensive methodology for assessing debt management performance in relation to country peers and monitoring progress over time. The indicators are useful to guide the design of reform programs, monitor debt management performance over time, and enhance donor harmonization. This course is based on a revised methodology applicable since July 2015. By the end of the course, participants are expected to understand the scope, coverage and rationale behind the 14 DeMPA DPIs, recognize inter-linkages between the indicators, and become familiar with the DeMPA scoring methodology.

Target Audience

Debt managers and Central Bank officials dealing with debt management in client countries, technical assistance providers in client countries, government auditors, as well as World Bank country economists. Decisions on admittance to the course are made based on whether applicant qualifications match the target audience profile and the availability of space (given the class size of 120 participants).

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- Nov 26, 2021
This is a great course...

Mahaman Mourtala

- Sep 21, 2021

Mohammad Robiul

- Mar 5, 2021
Very Informative course, acquire a lot of knowledge from the modules.


- Mar 4, 2021
This was a very interesting course and useful


- Feb 28, 2021
Good to join in this discussions. The course was very interesting . I learnt a lot of new things useful for my professional career as debt manger. However, I submitted my final assignment late (on the 28th February 2021 instead of 27th February 2021) . I am not sure if I would be give a certificate or will there be another opportunity to complete the course . Thanks


- Feb 25, 2021
i really enjoying this course


- Feb 19, 2021
This was a very interesting course.


- Feb 11, 2021
Can you allow late registration for this year?


- Feb 10, 2021
DeMPA must be recommended to all debt managers, authorities, finance practitioners, central bank officials and government entities.


- Feb 4, 2021
The DeMPA organised by the World Bank is enlightening and highly enriched towards broadening my knowledge to be put in to practice. I am delighted and also grateful to be enrolled as a student to study with the World Bank through the DeMPA course. Thank you very much.
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