This special offering of the DSLX is conducted as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It is open to all audiences. All government officials are welcome to register. This course is particularly relevant for officials from ministries of finance, debt agencies, central banks, or other government agencies of IMF member countries involved in providing advice orimplementing macroeconomic and debt policies.
Some knowledge of economics would be helpful. Access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection with Google Chrome web browser and basic Excel skills are essential.
This online course, presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development and Monetary and Capital Markets Department in collaboration with the World Bank, provides an overview of debt sustainability and debt management strategies for countries with access to concessional debt. The course introduces the main principles of debt sustainability and presents the IMF-World Bank frameworks for Debt Sustainability Analysis in Low-Income Countries (LIC DSF) and the Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS). The course adapts three of the five modules of the original Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSAx) course in English to the issues facing low-income countries.Course Objectives
: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify different types of debt and the dangers of high debt.
- Describe the key concepts of debt sustainability analysis.
- Prepare a DSA for a low-income country with concessional debt.
- Discuss the development of strategies for managing debt under the Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy framework (MTDS).
Important Note for Online Courses:
For Online Learning (OL) courses, which are delivered through the edX platform, you will need an additional piece of information to register: you will be prompted for your edX.org username. If you do not already have a username, please go to https://courses.edx.org/register
and sign up for a free account. Once you have created an account, you may complete the IMF Institute application. If you already have an edX account, your username can be found on the top right of the screen after logging in.
Important Note for Internal Economics Training Courses:
Internal Economics Training (IT) courses are self-financed. The IMF will not charge officials for attending courses. However, all travel, insurance, hotel, and living costs will need to be covered by the agency sponsoring the participants.