Public debt management

2nd OECD Regional Workshop on African Debt Management and Bond Markets


9-11 June 2008, Johannesburg

This workshop, sponsored by the National Treasury of South Africa, the Bond Exchange of South Africa and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland, was organised within the framework of the OECD Project on African Public Debt Management and Bond Markets. It provided an opportunity for African countries to discuss and debate practical market-infrastructure issues which are of major concern for debt managers in the African debt markets.

The main topics for discussion included:

  • Liquidity in secondary markets;
  • Market – making obligations in public debt;
  • Architecture and the (future) role of electronic trading platforms;
  • Key issues for sovereign issuers when accessing foreign markets;
  • Discussions on the creation of a database; and
  • The role of rating agencies.

The agenda was compiled in consultation with African debt managers and in particular with the members of the OECD Steering Committee on African Debt Management and Bond Markets (with representatives from the OECD and African countries such as Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa).

The workshop was attended by at public sector officials with the responsibility of debt management within respective ministries of finance or central banks, as well as investors, intermediaries, and other service providers in the financial markets.

Download the draft agenda .

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