Workshop on the Joint IMF/WB Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries (LIC-DSF)

This joint IMF-World Bank workshop gives an in-depth introduction to the current debt sustainability framework for low-income countries (DSF-LIC) which was implemented in July 2018.  The framework helps guide countries and donors in mobilizing the financing of LICs' development needs, while reducing the chances of an excessive build-up of debt in the future. Sessions combine lectures on key features with demonstrations of the modules of the excel-based DS-LIC framework covering linkages between the macroeconomic framework and debt dynamics, realism tools, stress tests,  debt carrying capacity thresholds, the role of judgment, and the determination of final ratings.