Debt Management Performance Assessment

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Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) Subnational Government: La Paz Municipality (Bolivia)

2022-10, World Bank

The Bolivian economy is gradually recovering from the pandemic-induced recession. La Paz Municipality primary balance has fluctuated near balance as this municipality managed to cushion the decline in hydrocarbon revenues and the pandemic. The DeMPA assessment for the Autonomous Municipal Government of La Paz (Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de La Paz) – GAMLP was undertaken by applying the 2016 methodology available for local governments at the time of the mission. The Subnational DeMPA (SN DeMPA) is a methodology for assessing public debt management performance through a comprehensive set of indicators spanning the full range of government debt management functions. This report is divided in 4 sections. Section 2 briefly describes the economic background of the country, and more specifically of the Municipality of La Paz (including challenges and changes brought by COVID-19 pandemics) and presents an overview of the local government debt portfolio. Section 3 summarizes the applied methodology for the assessment and discloses assigned scores for each of the 13 Debt Performance Indicators and the 31 sub-indicators. Finally, section 4 provides details for each assessed sub-indicators, pointing for the requirements that are met for the assigned score, and what is missing for the GAMLP achieving improved scores in a future assessment.

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Debt Management Performance Assessment Methodology: 2021 Edition

2021-11-25, World Bank

The Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) is the World Bank’s diagnostic tool for assessing performance using a comprehensive set of indicators that span the full range of government debt management (DM) functions. Launched in 2007, revised in 2015, the indicators have become an internationally recognized standard in the government DM field and can be applied in all developing countries. The DeMPA offers a sound diagnostic framework that allows a country’s DM processes and institutions to be evaluated against sound international practice, identifying core strengths and weaknesses, and thereby helping strengthen capacity and institutions so that countries can manage their government debt effectively and sustainably. It will assist countries that want to undertake debt management reforms, helping to monitor progress with achieving government DM objectives consistent with international sound practice. The DeMPA is modeled on the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) indicators, however, it uses a more comprehensive set of indicators, spanning the full range of government debt management (DM) functions, to provide a detailed assessment of government DM. The DeMPA methodology consists of two parts: i) a description of the methodology and ii) an evaluation tool that summarizes key questions that should be assessed in the context of a DeMPA evaluation.

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Subnational Debt Management Performance Assessment: Ogun State, Nigeria

2019-11, World Bank

At the request of the authorities, a World Bank (WB) subnational debt management performance assessment (SN-DeMPA) mission visited Ogun state, Nigeria between April 8 to 12, 2019. The main objective of the mission was to assess, jointly with the authorities, the current debt management performance of Ogun state. To meet this objective, the team worked closely with the debt management department (DMD) and met with other relevant state agencies and departments involved in public debt management. The SN-DeMPA observed several debt management functions that may benefit from improvements to meet the minimum effectiveness in DeM.

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Debt Management Performance Assessment: Moldova

2018-12, World Bank

The objective of the mission was to assess the debt management strengths and areas in need of reform through the application of the Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) methodology. The DeMPA mission delivered an evaluation of the legal, institutional and regulatory framework in government debt management.Compared to the previous DeMPA assessment undertaken in 2008, impressive progress is observed in a number of areas. These include the quality and annual update of a medium-term debt management strategy and borrowing plans and procedures for external borrowing. Areas that have digressed or not improved include coordination with fiscal policy and debt sustainability analysis, and cash flow forecasting and cash management.

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Cape Verde - Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA)

2022-04, World Bank

A World Bank mission undertook applied the Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) methodology to evaluate the government’s debt management (DM) capacity and institutions in Cabo Verde during March 28 to April 5, 2022. The assessment covers the legal, institutional, and regulatory framework governing DM. The primary counterpart was the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and within it, the Department of the National Treasury / Financial Operations Service which is the main DM office for the central government. The mission identified DM strengths and areas in need of reform, which are useful for measuring progress in DM capacity, supporting policy dialog with the authorities in the context of the second series of the Development Policy Financing operation (DPF). The policy dialogue helped to build on what has changed since the 2016 DeMPA and discussing persisting gaps in government debt management practices. Reducing debt vulnerabilities is an urgent priority for the government of Cabo Verde and would require a combination of debt reprofiling, higher economic growth and fiscal consolidation. With limited space to borrow, it would also require effective Debt Management.

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Honduras - Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA)

2021-06, World Bank

The DeMPA is a methodology for assessing public debt management performance through a comprehensive set of indicators spanning the full range of government debt management functions. The DeMPA tool presents the 14 debt performance indicators along with a scoring methodology. The DeMPA tool is complemented by a guide that provides supplemental information for the use of the indicators.

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Maldives Debt Management Reform Plan

2019-03-01, World Bank

The first Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) for Maldives was conducted in 2009, and a second DeMPA was completed in March 2019. The authorities have taken important steps to improve debt management since the first assessment, but many challenges remain. The government has implemented a series of reforms to public financial and debt management, including changes to the legal and institutional framework. Key measures include a complete overhaul of Treasury operations, the implementation of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) across all government entities in the capital, Malé, the establishment of a Treasury Single Account, and the development of cash-flow forecasting procedures. The coverage of the Commonwealth Secretariat Debt Recording and Management System (CSDRMS) has also been expanded, and the CS-DRMS is now used as a central database for almost all debt obligations, except Islamic finance instruments. The results of the 2019 DeMPA shed light on these improvements and indicate areas for further action.

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Niger - Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA)

2022-03, World Bank

This report assesses Niger’s debt management capacity and institutions through the application of the Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) methodology. Revisiting the five core dimension areas of the DEMPA, there are key features that stand out. First, in governance and debt management strategy benefit from clear legal frameworks for borrowing activities. Implementation needs to be improved, including mainly the assessment of Niger’s debt management strategy. Second, there is a good coordination of debt management strategy with macroeconomic policies due to the clear separation between monetary policy and debt management activities and the use of harmonized debt projections for the budget and the debt management strategy. Third, with respect to borrowing and related financing activities, the Government makes use of market-based instruments on the regional market to fund domestic borrowing requirements, but external debt strategy needs to build on an annual borrowing plan. Fourth, good cash flow forecasting and good cash balance management build on the creation of the Treasury Single Account. Fifth, debt recording, and operational risk management are in need of significant improvements. The report has more detailed overview of these aspects and the progress made since the last DEMPA in 2012.

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Georgia - Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA)

2020-02, World Bank

The DeMPA is a methodology for assessing public debt management performance based on a comprehensive set of indicators spanning the full range of governmental debt management functions. It is adapted from the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) framework. The DeMPA tool presents 14 performance indicators along with a scoring methodology. The DeMPA tool is complemented by a guide that provides supplemental information on using the indicators.

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Debt Management Performance Assessment: Maldives

2019-03, World Bank

A World Bank (WB) mission undertook an assessment of the government's debt management(DeM) capacity and institutions in Maldives during March 20-29, 2019, at the request of theMinistry of Finance (MoF). The objective of the mission was to assess the DeM strengths andareas in need of reform through the application of the Debt Management Performance Assessment (DeMPA) methodology. This is the second evaluation for Maldives; the first DeMPA was conducted by the WB in 2009. The MoF has implemented a series of public finance management reforms in legal and institutional arrangements since the last DeMPA. Treasury operations have experienced a complete overhaul, including the rolling out an Integrated Financial Management Information System (SAP) to government entities on Male', establishment of a Treasury Single Account (TSA) and the development of cash flow forecasting procedures. The coverage of the debt management system, the CS-DRMS, has also been expanded and is now used as a central database for almost all debt obligations (excluding Islamic instruments). The DeMPA methodology, revised in 2015, provides a comprehensive set of indicators spanning the full range of DeM functions and is used for in-depth analysis of government debt management functions and institutions. The results of the assessment help the central government authority to take stock of the current DeM situation and design medium term priority reforms. The results of 2019's assessment for Maldives demonstrate many broad-based improvements implemented in Maldives and provide highlights of pending reforms.