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Opening Speech Ms. Isabelle Durant 11th UNCTAD Debt Management Conference 13–15 November 2017 Palais des Nations , Geneva by Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of UNCTAD … As you know, this conference is a unique forum and opportunity for countries to convene and discuss the greatest challenges posed to policy makers and debt managers from around the world … One of the core concerns, of this Conference, over the past …
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GE.19-20418(E)  Trade and Development Board Sixty-ninth executive session Geneva, 5–7 February 2020 Item 1 of the provisional agenda Adoption of the agenda and organization of work Provisional agenda and annotations I. Provisional agenda 1. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work … United Nations TD/B/EX(69)/1 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Distr … General 26 November 2019 Original: English TD/B/EX(69)/1 2 II … Documentation TD/B/EX(69)/1 Provisional agenda and …
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Source: Cultural times: The first global map of cultural and creative industries (London, 2015 … Gender inequalities in the media & culture sector … US 2018 Study: Out of 1,100 popular fiction movies over 10 years … -only 13 per cent had gender balanced cast … -Speaking characters: 2.3 males to very one female … -One female out of 111 music composers who worked on the top 100 movies … Swiss 2018 study: creative, technical and artistic teams over 10 years … - Average amount of funding for a male director was 3.75 …
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Identifying and Managing Cost and Risk on Public Debt Portfolio: Step 2 … UNCTAD, World Bank and IMF Workshop … Step 2: Cost & risk of existing debt … Cost, risk, and the choice of time horizon … Identify outstanding debt and its composition … Calculate basic cost and risk indicators … Identify the current debt management strategy … Debt servicing profile of outstanding debt … Why do we need to understand the current portfolio … Provides clues on which strategies to explore … Is the existing cost and risk structure …
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UNCTAD, World Bank and IMF Workshop … The structure of a simple scenario analysis model … How are scenario models used in practice … A specific representation of something more general and usually more complex … understand the relationships between the components of a system … to predict how system will operate under a new policy or in a new environment … What MAY WE Need a Model: PROBLEM DEFINITION … Public Debt Management (PDM) uses bonds/bills/loans to meet financing needs of the government considering …
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UNCTAD, World Bank and IMF Workshop … What are the links between macroeconomic policy and the formulation of debt management strategy … How do these links operate in practice … Feedback from MTDS and macroeconomic policy … DM Strategy can improve the functioning of the financial system … Why looking at links between MTDS and Macro Framework … Sudden devaluation of the peso led to capital flight and a run on reserves of the Central Bank and government debt crisis exacerbated by a large stock of short-term debt …
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UNCTAD, World Bank and IMF Workshop … Risk scenarios are deviations from the baseline scenario … What are the cost and risk implications of adverse scenarios … Risk is exogenous, beyond control of the debt manager … A shift in the entire yield curve … Plot past rates/difference 1-10 years … Eye-ball the frequency of large shocks … Different paths of evolution / Scenario Trees … Using derivative prices if they exist … Significant departure of debt servicing costs from the baseline projections may result from …
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UNCTAD, World Bank and IMF Workshop … “Public debt management is the process of establishing and implementing a strategy for managing debt to achieve the government’s financing, risk, cost objectives and other goals, such as developing the domestic debt market … -Guidelines for Public Debt Management: IMF/World Bank, 2001 … Ensures resources available for public investment needs … Influences availability of resources for other priorities … Influences the realism of Government budgets and plans …
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UNCTAD, World Bank and IMF Workshop … What works will vary – but there are some things not to do … Content and presentation varies widely – what works for you … Reproduction of the World Bank/IMF Aide Memoire … Detailed discussion of all the steps utilized in the MTDS process … Costs and risks to be managed … Description of debt levels and trends, including drivers … Composition by creditor, currency, interest type, etc … Constraints on policy choices regarding debt portfolio … Description of a single, clear strategy …
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UNCTAD, World Bank and IMF Workshop … The cash flows as well as the cost and risk of a given debt management strategy will depend on the future path of interest (and exchange rates), which are unknown … Ask analysts to prepare forecasts and take an average … Link to projections for policy rates, inflation, and GDP growth … Use market information, perhaps even data from more developed markets … Yield curve is snapshot in time of yields showing the relationship between yield and maturity (should consist of …
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UNCTAD, World Bank and IMF Workshop … Identify potential sources of finance, their financial characteristics, availability and desirability of use … An assessment of the characteristics, including the cost and risk, of all available and potential financing instruments and sources … Identification of any constraints, particularly on issue size … Identify steps necessary to improve access to or terms of these instruments … Traditional concessional resources may not available on ongoing basis …
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UNCTAD, World Bank and IMF Workshop … Identify main objectives for public debt management and define the scope of the MTDS … Definition of the scope of the MTDS (i.e. what types of debt are to be covered … Governance – why do we need clear definitions of objectives and scope … What are the objectives for debt management … What is the scope for debt management … Objectives – ideally set by the legislature … Debt management may have significant repercussions for future tax and spending levels, extending beyond the …
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The MTDS focuses on [..] government debt including both external and domestic debt and [loan guarantees … Outstanding debt balance by residenceResident Lenders Non-resident Lenders 440130000 1433020000 Outstanding debt balance by currencyUSD SDR EUR JPY CHF NOK 48.718996265247 52.362644685497436 1725.4364377999993 0 19.106602313746489 3.0635147290838787 … Current debt portfolio – […]government debt – as of December 31, 2013 (cont … .) Outstanding Debt by Interest Rate TypeVariable …
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Joint UNCTAD, IMF and World Bank MTDS Workshop … What works will vary – but there are some things not to do … Content and presentation varies widely – what works for you … Reproduction of the World Bank/IMF Aide Memoire … Detailed discussion of all the steps utilized in the MTDS process … Costs and risks to be managed … Description of debt levels and trends, including drivers … Composition by creditor, currency, interest type, etc … Constraints on policy choices regarding debt portfolio … FX debt (as % of MTDS debt …
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UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT … Nombre/Name Apellido/Last Name Dirección/Address: Ciudad/City: País/Country Teléfono/ Phone: Fax E-Mail HOTEL BONAPARTE … Date of arrival N0 de vuelo … Autorizo el uso de la siguiente tarjeta de crédito a fin de garantizar mi reserva de hotel … I authorize the use of my credit card to guarantee my hotel reservation … American Express ( Master Card ( Visa ( Otra/Other ( No de tarjeta de crédito …
Date: 29 Sep 2008 Size: 66KB

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This questionnaire aims at taking stock of progress in the adoption and implementation of e-commerce laws globally, including the implementation at the national level of the regional frameworks on electronic transactions, consumer protection, cybercrime and data protection … Many jurisdictions divide the laws into separate instruments – for example a broad e-commerce law may be accompanied by specific regulations – in this questionnaire we are interested in all relevant regulatory tools available …
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CONFÉRENCE DES NATIONS UNIES SUR LE COMMERCE ET LE DÉVELOPPEMENT … Completed application and the requested documents (please see list below) should be sent to … Palais des Nations (Office: E- 8097) 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland … List of required documents (please attach and tick … Completed and duly signed questionnaire Copy of the original and signed constitution/by-laws/statutes Most recent annual report or other reports of the organization Copy of the original and signed financial statements …
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An Updated Database of Revealed Factor Intensity Indices For robustness check we have calculated the indices by excluding a country with the biggest share of export for each product and, on average, the correlation coefficients with the original indices were as high as 94% for RHCI indices, 93% for RCI indices and 80% for RNRI_land at HS 6 digit level … (the same numbers were slightly lower for SITC classification … This short note describes an updated version of Revealed Factor Intensity (RFI …
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COMMISSION ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT … Working Group on improvements to the IGF … No. Recommendation Status Comment 2.1 Each session organizer should appoint a rapporteur whose job would be to summarize relevant discussions 2.2 Involving other organizations (IGOs) during IGF meetings 2.3 Ensure regional and national IGFs can play a meaningful role in the IGF process … b) intersessional meetings between organizers of regional and national IGFs (can be conducted online …
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