Public Debt Sustainability Management Training

Program Date

15 Jul 19 Jul 2024

Program Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Program Venue

The Manor Hotel

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 May 2024

Program Introduction

Public debt sustainability management is paramount for every country’s economic stability and resilience. Governments must ensure that their practices and approaches are effective for debt servicing and do not negatively impact the economy of public finances. Making informed strategic decisions regarding borrowing, refinancing, and repayment of debts can minimize risks and lay the grounds for the long-term financial stability of a state.

This training program has exclusively been developed by Risalat to aid public entities and finance professionals with strategic debt planning, sensible borrowing, and diversification of funding sources as well as active debt management, contingency planning, reporting, and sustainability. The content of the program has been structured to address knowledge and skill gaps within public finance entities in sustainable debt management and promote fiscal stability and long-term economic growth.


Target Audience

This training course is aimed at:

  • Officials from the Ministries of Finance
  • Employees of Debt Agencies
  • The staff of Central Banks
  • Members of other Governmental Agencies
  • Public Finance Professionals and Consultants
  • Those involved in the design and implementation of macroeconomic and debt policies

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training program, its delegates will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of public debt management and debt sustainability
  • Perform debt sustainability analysis
  • Select optimal debt composition and maturity structure
  • Understand how to restructure and refinance public debts to ensure long-term effectiveness
  • Learn about emerging technology and digital tools for public debt management
  • Participate in the formulation of public debt risk mitigation strategies
  • Keep abreast of challenges and upcoming trends in sustainable public debt management

Program Contents

First Day

  • Understanding the significance of public debt management
  • Key Objectives and Principles of sustainable public debt management
  • Types of public debt
  • Sources of financing public debt
  • Legal frameworks governing public debt management
  • Institutional Arrangements and Roles of key institutions

Second Day

  • Performing debt sustainability analysis
  • Factors influencing debt sustainability
  • Debt profiles and service capacity
  • Formulating an effective debt strategy
  • Optimal debt composition and maturity structure
  • Defining the needs of the borrower

Third Day

  • Bond issuance
  • Auctions and pricing strategies
  • Debt registration, settlement, and reporting
  • Debt servicing and repayment
  • Restructuring and refinancing public debts

Fourth Day

  • Establishing debt monitoring systems
  • Debt Management KPIs
  • Risk management for public debts
  • Hedging strategies and risk mitigation
  • Contingency planning and crisis management
  • New Challenges and Trends in public debt management

Fifth Day

Full-day practice and exposure

The last day of the program shall be entirely dedicated to practical assignments, panel discussions, case studies, and meetings with subject-matter experts involved in sustainable public debt management. Among other things, the day shall focus on:

  • Performing real-time debt sustainability analysis
  • Public debt strategy formulation
  • Digitalization of public debt management and relevant technologies
  • Debt Management and Recording Systems (DRMS)
  • Success stories of and Failures in Sustainable Public Debt Management

Program Methodology

Public Debt Sustainability Management Training in Kigali builds upon modern adult-learning principles. It is centered around peer learning and group engagement. Formal presentations are supplemented by teamwork, several case studies, active discussions, simulations, and hands-on practice on real-life examples around the most pressing topics of public debt sustainability and management.


Host Country Profile

Ever since the massive debt cancellation in 2005-2006, Rwanda restored its public debt sustainability and started from a clean slate. From then on, the country has slowly become one of the prominent states in terms of public debt management across the African continent.

According to IMF, Rwanda has been demonstrating prudent public debt management strategies. Most of the loans are concessional resulting in lower levels of debt distress and long-term sustainability. The money taken out is targeted to finance huge infrastructure projects essential for Rwanda’s economic development and growth.

However, still being in a post-pandemic period and being heavily affected by the Ukraine-Russia conflict – Rwanda faces multiple challenges with the implementation of its ambitious fiscal consolidation strategy and further strengthening of debt sustainability.

Program Fee
GBP3280

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report