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CSEA organized a training session on Debt Sustainability Analysis in Africa

CSEA organized an interactive training session on Debt Sustainability Analysis on the 17th of November 2022 at the African School of Economics (ASE), Abuja. The training was conducted by Owen Wilcox, a principal consultant at Oxford Policy Management and former director of the South African Treasury.  

The training was in two sessions which covered an Introduction to Debt Modelling and IMF’s Debt Sustainability Analysis framework. This framework consists of two complementary components: the analysis of  the sustainability of total public debt and that of total external debt.

The presentation included simulations using debt stock modeling and analyzing various outcomes. The training also included topics such as debt forecasting, computation of debt stock models and debt GDP ratio.  

Participants at the conclusion of the session obtained the essential skills needed to identify an impending debt crisis as well as actionable recommendations to reduce the public sector debt.

In attendance for the training session were stakeholders from academia, CSOs and researchers.