Debt Conference 2009
 

Opening Statement:  Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD

THE DEVELOPMENT ROLE OF DEBT MANAGEMENT: LESSONS FROM FINANCIAL CRISES

Introductory note: Implications of the Current Financial Crisis for Developing Countries, Mr. M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh

Burgeoning Global Debt:  Impact on Developing Countries

Mr. Thomas Olofsson, Director & Head of Debt Management Department, Swedish National Debt Office
Ms. Yuefen Li, Head, Debt and Development Finance Branch, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD

Economic Recession and Risk of Debt Distress

Mr. Jean-Luc Bernasconi, Head, Macro-economic Assistance, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland
Treasury Debt Issuance and Recent Financial Events, Mr. Steve Vajs, Deputy Director, Office of Debt Management, US Treasury, USA
1982-2009: A Generation long problem: the structural constraints, Mr. Gianni Vaggi, Full Professor of Development Economics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Ms. Alice Konga, Senior Economist, Bank of Zambia

Debt Defaults and Debt Crises 

Mr. Javier Santiso, Director, OECD Development Centre
Debt defaults and economic crisis: will this time be different? Mr. Carlos Braga, Director, Economic Policy and Debt, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM), The World Bank
Argentina: a country with limietd access to financing in the capital markets, Mr. Norberto Lopez Isnardi, General Director, National Debt Office, Ministry of Economy and Public Finance, Argentina
When do countries borrow? When do they default? Theory and reality, Mr. Ugo Panizza, Chief, Debt and Finance Analysis Unit, Debt and Development Finance Branch, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD


DEBT STRATEGIES, TRANSPARENCY AND IMPACT IN DEBT MANAGEMENT: NECESSITY AND CHALLENGES 
Transparent debt strategies: why, how, what results? Lessons from 40 countries, Mr. Matthew Martin, Director, Debt Relief International/ Development Finance International

Debt Strategies: From Formulation to Implementation: Role and limitations of the Debt Manager

Ms. Patria Angeles, Officer-In-Charge, International Operations Department, Central Bank of the Philippines
Addressing debt vulnerabilities: role of debt strategies and debt mamangers - A policy perspective, Mr. Udaibir S. Das, Assistant Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund
Stratégie de la dette: de la formulation à la mise en oeuvre - Rôle & défis du gestionnaire de la dette - Expérience du Burkina Faso Mr. Rémy Malgoubri, Director of Public Debt, Ministry of Finance and Budget, Burkina Faso
Debt strategies: from formulation to implementation: role and limitations of the debt manager, Mr. Mohand Ouali Brahiti, Director-General, Directorate General of Foreign Exchange, Bank of Algeria 

(Ab)Use and Limitation of Risk Models and Risk Indicators in Debt Management:

Ms. Maria Cannata, Director General of Public Debt, Treasury Department, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy
Risk models and public debt management, Mr. Phillip Anderson, Head, Public Debt Management Department, The World Bank
Developing and implementing a risk management model: lessons from Uganda, Mr. Wasswa Kajubi, Director of Statistics, Bank of Uganda
Debt Planning and Risk Assessment, the Brazilian experience, Mr.Luíz Alvez, Head, Risk Management Unit, Public Debt Strategic Planning Department, National Treasury of Brazil

New Developments and Guidelines in Debt Reporting and Statistics 

Mr. Henri Laurencin, Chief, Central Statistics and Research, Division of Globalisation and Development Strategies, UNCTAD
Mr. Eduardo Valdivia-Velarde, Deputy Division Chief, Statistics Department, International Monetary Fund
Mr. Yohannes Tesfa, Senior Expert, Credit Administration Department, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Ethiopia
Acerca de las estadísticas de deuda pública de los países de América Latina y el Caribe, Mr. Esteban R. Molfino, Senior Advisor to the Treasurer, Inter-American Development Bank

Debt Management and the Auditor: The Relevance and Effectiveness of Debt Audit for Debt Management

What is an audit and how to apply it to public debt management, Mr. Enrique Cosio-Pascal, Senior Consultant,  Public Debt and Public Finance, USA
Capacity-building in public debt management audit, Ms. Archana Shirsat, Programme & e-Learning Manager, INTOSAI Development Initiative, Norway
Mr. Dian Ediana Rae, Deputy Director, International Directorate, Bank Indonesia on behalf of Mr. Widjarnako, Director, Directorate of Evaluation, Accounting, and Settlement, Directorate General of Debt Management, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
Role and experience in conducting the audit of Government debt, Mr. Francis Mbewe, Deputy Director, Auditor General Office, Zambia
Relevance of Contingent Liabilities in the Mexican Public Debt, Mr. Dante Delgado Rannauro, President, Special Committee to Determine the Causes of Low Financing, for Development and High Level of Public Debt, Mexico


RESPONSIBLE LENDING AND BORROWING
 
Introductory Note:  Mr. Petko Draganov, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD

The concept of illegitimate debt and the ex post approach for assessing illegitimate debt

Ms. Yuefen Li, Head, Debt and Development, Finance Branch, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD
H.E. Mr. Mansur Muhtar, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
Mr. Mikhail Kasyanov, Chairman, People’s Democratic Union, former Prime Minister and former Minister of Finance,  Russia
Mr. Obert Gutu, Senator , Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe
Mr. Dante Delgado Rannauro, President, Special Committee to Determine the Causes of Low Financing, for Development and High Level of Public Debt, Mexico
Why issues of illegitimate debt and responsible lending should be part of an active debt policy? Mr. Henrik Harboe,  Deputy Director General, Multilateral Bank and Finance Section, Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway

The possibility of an ex-ante approach: formulation of a set of criteria and guidelines

Mr. Martin Khor, Executive Director, South Centre, Switzerland
The advantages of an ex-ante approach, Mr. John Williamson, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, USA
Mr. Lee Buchheit, Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, USA
Ms. Claire Cheremetinski, Secretary General, The Paris Club, France
Towards sovereign, democratic, responsible lending and borrowing: a civil society perspective, Mr. Neil Watkins, Director, Jubilee USA

NEW DEVELOPMENTS: CAPACITY BUILDING IN DEBT MANAGEMENT

Capacity Building Needs:Countries' Perspectives

Mr. Georges Diffo Nigtiopop, Head, Pôle-Dette, Bank of Central African States
The Philippines' perspective, Mr. Roberto B. Tan, Treasurer, Bureau of the Treasury, Philippines
Zimbabwe's perspective, Mr. Gift Gumbira, Acting Deputy Accountant General, Ministry of Finance, Zimbabwe
Bolivia: Gestión de la deuda externa, Mr. David Ivan Espinoza Torrico, Director, International Operations, Central Bank of Bolivia
Les perspectives du Burundi, Mr. Prosper Girukwishaka, Director of the Treasury, Ministry of Finances, Burundi
Lebanon's perspective, Ms. Amal Shebaro, Head of the Public Debt Unit, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon

Capacity Building Needs:  Response from International Organisations

Mr. Elias Ngaland, Executive Director, MEFMI
Response from the World Bank, Ms. Gallina A Vincelette,  Senior Economist, Economic Policy and Debt, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM), The World Bank. 
Response from the IMF, Mr. Udaibir S. Das, Assistant Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund
UNCTAD's response, Mr. Gerry Teeling, Chief, DMFAS Programme, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD