2016 Asian Regional Public Debt Management Forum

The sixth edition of the Asian Regional Public Debt Management Forum took place from 10 to 12 May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Forum is an annual event organised by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). On this occasion the co-host was the Turkish Treasury.

The Forum was attended by some 130 participants, including delegates from 34 countries. It was opened by Mr. Thierry De Longuemar, ADB’s Vice President (Finance and Risk Management) and Mr. Mehmet Simsek, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey.

The Forum discussed a range of topics directly relevant to public debt managers including:

  • Global and Regional Economic Outlook
  • Current challenges Faced by DMOs
  • Debt Management Office and Central Bank Coordination
  • Credit rating process
  • Establishing a sub-national debt management office
  • Domestic debt markets
  • Fiscal risks of contingent liabilities and advantages and risks of Public Private Partnerships
  • Managing risks of commodity price fluctuations
  • Trends in ICT and Business Continuity Plans
  • The Legal Framework for public debt management
  • Measuring and managing disaster-related contingent liabilities

José Maurel from PDM Practice gave a presentation on “ICT for Effective Debt Management”.