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Debt Transparency and Data Quality in the Caribbean

At its core, debt transparency is about providing information about government debt to the public. Of utmost importance, however, is the way it is provided. This effort must satisfy several criteria. Information on public debt must be clear, comprehensive, reliable, frequent and timely. Within this, it must cover not only the debt obligations of central government but also those of state and local governments, where applicable, as well as those of state-owned enterprises. Government’s contingent liabilities, especially loan guarantees, must also be fully disclosed