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PDM Webinar Series #4 - The Role of Parliament in the Oversight of Public Debt Management - Monday June 10, 2024, 9-10 a.m. EDT | 3-4 p.m. CEST

The fourth webinar of the PDM Webinar Series entitled The Role of Parliament in the Oversight of Public Debt Management will be held on Monday June 10th, 9-10 a.m. EDT | 3-4 p.m. CEST, featuring as speakers Lars Jessen, Lead Debt Specialist, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment, World Bank and Mitchell O’Brien, Fiscal Governance Lawyer.

Parliaments’ constitutional role in establishing sound public debt management legal frameworks, approving budgets, and promoting check and balances within governments mean they are central actors in efforts to prevent opaque debt management practices and enable robust debt accountability. In recent years there has been strong focus on transparency and good practices regarding the role of governments in debt management, but comparatively little guidance on the role of parliaments. Among the most relevant international standards and guidelines, the IMF/WB “Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management” describe a relatively narrow role for parliaments in debt management.

The webinar will present pros and cons of expanding the role of parliament in the oversight of public debt management and discuss potential implications for debt managers.


During the meeting you will be able to ask your questions in the dedicated Q&A box.

This webinar is for PDM Network subscribers only. If you are not a subscriber yet, please freely subscribe here to the PDM Network by Friday June 7th. A link to register to the webinar will be emailed to our subscribers.

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