Public debt management

In focus

Governments are amongst the major issuers of debt instruments in the global financial market. The OECD provides a unique policy forum for government debt managers to exchange views and experiences.


Public Debt Management in Wartime: Interview with Ukraine’s Yuriy Butsa

Public Debt Management Network Conference 2022

This event addressed challenges related to assessing debt sustainability in the post-COVID environment, the demand for government securities in the long term and debt management (re)actions during crisis times.

OECD-Italian Treasury-World Bank Public Debt Management Network

The Public Debt Management (PDM) Network offers a platform for building, sharing and developing knowledge on public debt management worldwide.


The rise in public debt caused by the COVID-19 crisis and the related challenges

Responding to COVID-19 Challenges: Cash Buffers for a Rainy Day

The COVID-19 pandemic is posing many challenges for the economy and public financial management systems. This post by Yasemin Hurcan, Fatos Koc and Emre Balibek discusses the use of “cash buffers” to help governments mitigate short-term liquidity needs.



Monitoring sovereign borrowing

Trends and developments associated with sovereign borrowing requirements and debt levels from the perspective of debt managers.

Sovereign debt and financial stability

‌In-depth analysis addressing the financial market dimension of sovereign debt challenges to assist policy makers in designing, adopting, and implementing appropriate policies.