Public debt management

In focus

  • 3rd Public Debt Management Conference

    The Public Debt Management Network is organising the 3rd edition of the biennial Public Debt Management Conference in Washington DC, United States,on October 3-4, 2024. The Conference is among the few events specifically aimed at promoting dialogue among policy makers (debt managers, central bankers, regulators), academics and market practitioners (investors, dealers, market infrastructures’ managers), to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration across organisational and disciplinary boundaries.

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  • OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2023

    22/05/2023 - The 2023 edition of the OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook analyses the impact of increased macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty on sovereign borrowing needs and borrowing conditions. It provides outstanding debt amounts from 2007 to 2022, along with 2023 projections for OECD member countries. It also reviews sovereign debt issuance trends in emerging markets and developing economies.

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  • 2023 OECD Global Forum on Public Debt Management

    The 30th Global Forum on Public Debt Management was held fully in-person on 22-23 May, 2023 at the OECD. The Forum focused on challenges and opportunities for public debt managers in the current context of geopolitical tensions, monetary policy normalisation and high borrowing needs.

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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.

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