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.
Adrian Blundell-Wignall was the Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Financial and Enterprise Affairs until October 2018.
The articles in Financial Market Trends focus on trends, structural issues and developments in financial markets and the financial sector.
In-depth analysis from the OECD addresses the financial market dimension of sovereign debt challenges to assist policy makers in designing, adopting, and implementing appropriate policies.
Closing remarks made by the OECD Secretary-General during the Paris Club Forum, organised jointly by the Australian Presidency and the Paris Club.
Discussions at this event focused on enhancing transparency in public debt management, the impact of tapering and exit on public debt management, and the role of DMOs in centralised or integrated risk management.
Organised in in Washington on 5-6 December 2013, discussions at this meeting focused on how capital markets can help enhance infrastructure financing.