Newsletter August 2020

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News from the DMFAS Community
After the horrendous explosion in Beirut, we are relieved to share with you that the staff of the debt office and their families are safe. Despite some damage to the office the team is fully operational and resumed normal work rapidly after the explosion. Our thoughts are with the Lebanese People.
V7 development team

Meet the DMFAS 7 development team!

The DMFAS Programme is happy to welcome the new developers for DMFAS 7 based in  Lomé - Togo, Manila - Philippines and Buenos Aires - Argentina. They join the DMFAS central staff based in Geneva to form an international team of experienced developers working on the development of the 7th major release of DMFAS.
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Interview with David Espinoza

Just before the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis and confinement throughout the world, the DMFAS Programme could meet with Mr. David Espinoza, Former Manager of International Operations Management at the Central Bank of Bolivia. Read more about his experience with DMFAS. 

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Cote d'Ivoire

First DMFAS online technical workshop in Côte d'Ivoire

Despite travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Programme continues to deliver on its commitments to countries using remote communication technology. The first online technical workshop was organized with Côte d'Ivoire.

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DSSI guidelines

DSSI Guidelines

The DMFAS Programme published in June 2020 Guidelines on Handling the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) in DMFAS. This document is available to DMFAS users in the client area of the DMFAS website (User documentation section).

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The Commonwealth Secretariat and the DMFAS Programme released the Debt Data Quality Framework (Debt-DQA) . The framework is available to DMFAS users in the client area of the DMFAS website (Debt-DQA section).

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Participation in IMF regional PSDS workshop

The DMFAS Programme participated in the IMF’s South Asian Regional Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTAC) virtual regional Public Sector Debt Statistics (PSDS) workshop.

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DMFAS upcoming events

Consult DMFAS  forthcoming activities.

To the DMFAS mission calendar