19-20 March 2020: OECD Global Forum on Public Debt Management, Paris.
This report provides updates of trends and developments associated with sovereign borrowing requirements and debt levels from the perspective of public debt managers for the OECD area and country groupings.
Public Debt Management Conference organised by the PDM Network (OECD, Italian Treasury and World Bank)in Paris, France on 4-5 September 2019
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8/2/2019 - Gross borrowings of OECD governments from the markets are set to reach a new record level in 2019 by exceeding USD 11 trillion. While government funding needs in the wake of the financial crisis increased in most OECD countries, the recent further increase is confined to a few countries, particularly the United States.
OECD Working Papers on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management provide authoritative information on technical and policy issues in the area of public debt management (PDM) and government securities markets. Studies closely track structural issues, trends and challenges in government debt policies and markets.
This paper summarises and discusses results from a survey of the liquidity buffer practices of debt managers in OECD countries. It includes detailed information on their purpose, cost, level and investment. While the level, investment, transparency and other governance features vary, the survey results show that keeping a liquidity buffer is a common practice among debt management offices in OECD countries.
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The 2018 Sovereign Borrowing Outlook finds that sovereign debt figures remain at historically high levels while elevated debt service ratios pose a significant challenge against the backdrop of continued fiscal expansion in most OECD countries.
The PDM Network is an initiative fostered by the OECD, the Italian Treasury and the World Bank, that shares knowledge and information on public debt management.
This working paper explores the role of public debt managers in contingent liability management based on the results of a background OECD survey and the information provided by seven task force countries. The results indicate that there are certain roles and responsibilities assumed by the public debt managers in this field, while the degree of involvement differs widely across countries.