Public debt management

In focus

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.


CALL FOR PAPERS - Public Debt Management Conference 2022 - Extended Deadline 26 November 2021

Call for papers for the PDM Network conference 2022‌‌

The Public Debt Management Network, an initiative fostered by the OECD, the Italian Treasury and the World Bank, is pleased to announce the call for papers for the second Public Debt Management Conference which will be held in Rome (tentatively) on 26-27 May 2022.

This conference aims to explore techniques, analyses and proposals to improve the management of public debt, and will bring together debt managers, academics, and a wider set of practitioners to exchange ideas and experiences.

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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.

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Monitoring sovereign borrowing

Trends and developments associated with sovereign borrowing requirements and debt levels from the perspective of debt managers.

Sovereign debt and financial stability

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