DMF Knowledge Products

DMF Knowledge Products

DMF 10-year Retrospective

The Retrospective takes stock of the progress made in 84 DMF countries in strengthening debt management capacity and institutions for a period of ten years to 2018. It also identifies key lessons learned that can be useful for providers of technical assistance regarding debt management.

DMF Brochure

Updated for 2023, this brochure gives a brief overview of DMF.

Debt Management Monitors

The Debt Management Monitors summarize debt-management developments in 86 low-income countries that benefit from the DMF. It tracks progress made in these countries. Topics covered include governance and debt strategy, fiscal and monetary policy, cash management, debt recording, and operational risk management.

Cash Management: How Do Countries Perform Sound Practices?

Excerpt: Cash management is simply defined as making the right amount of money available at the right time and the right place to meet the government's obligations in the most cost-effective way. Establishing a sound cash management framework is beneficial not only to the governments and public entities, but also to other stakeholders including the beneficiaries of government payments, banks and lenders. This paper explores cash flow forecasting and cash management practices in 24 countries in various regions, at different income levels and technical capacity, and alignment to good practices based on the information World Bank workshops on cash flow forecasting and cash management held in 2018 and 2019.

Business Continuity Planning for Government Cash and Debt Management

Excerpt: Cash and debt management operations are part of the "transactional" functions of public financial management. It is critical that these functions are resilient to external disruptions, ranging from information and communication technology (ICT) system outages to natural disasters. This technical manual aims to provide guidance on the steps that government cash and debt management units can follow to develop and implement a practical business continuity plan that economizes the resources used. It also discusses the evolving nature of business disruption risks faced by cash and debt management over the last decade, including the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as risk mitigation solutions that have emerged.

What Is the Role of Inflation-Linked Bonds for Sovereigns?

Excerpt: This paper discusses the role Inflation-Linked Bonds (ILBs) may play in designing and implementing government debt management strategies. More precisely, it looks at the potential for ILBs to improve the cost-risk profiles of government debt portfolios and the implications of their use for the development of the domestic debt market.