OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2021

This edition of the OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook reviews developments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for government borrowing needs, funding conditions and funding strategies in the OECD area. It discusses the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on sovereign refinancing risk, and how to identify, measure and mitigate refinancing risk in light of country experiences. It then examines debt issuance trends for government securities in emerging market and developing economies in recent years, and presents novel insights on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on issuance conditions in these economies.

Published on May 20, 2021

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Executive summary
Sovereign borrowing outlook for OECD countries
Revisiting sovereign refinancing risk in light of COVID-19 crisis
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on emerging market borrowing
Annexes2 chapters available
OECD 2020 Survey on Primary Markets Developments
OECD 2020 Survey on Liquidity in Government Bond Secondary Markets
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