The Public Debt Management Course provides participants with solid, comprehensive strategies and best practices to manage the debt process. Participants will complete the program with a strong grip on both conceptual knowledge and strategic understanding of the debt process in government.
Dates: February 3 – 7, 2020
Application deadline: January 3, 2020
Late application deadline: January 17, 2020
Join the International Center for Public Policy (ICePP) for our in-depth certificate training course in Public Debt Management this winter. For nearly 20 years, we have trained future government leaders around the world and developed the technical skills of governments, policymakers, consultants and donor agencies.
Public Debt Management exposes public sector finance officers, treasurers and budget officials from developing and transitional countries to the latest developments in debt issuance, use and management. Debt issuance is an important tool for public sector entities to finance infrastructure and other projects, but it is essential to establish strong debt policies, structure debt properly, and manage issuance and disclosures well.
This course provides participants with solid, comprehensive strategies and best practices to manage the debt process. Topic-driven lectures, seminars and round-table discussions will be supplemented by site-visits and workshops in which participants receive hands-on training in areas such as assessing debt affordability and designing debt instruments. Graduates of this course bring back to their governments cutting-edge tools to evaluate improve debt management in their home governments.
Participants will learn about an array of key topics, including how to:
- Evaluate types of sub-national debt instruments and structuring
- Assess debt affordability
- Create strong debt policies
- Monitor the comprehensive debt cycle
- Market and sell debt effectively
- Use a variety of methods for capital project financing
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the debt process
Participants need no previous formal education in economics or public administration, but the program is designed to be most useful for budget and treasury practitioners and policymakers from central, regional and local governments, as well as donor agency program managers from developing and transitional countries. Participants do not need any previous experience with computers. This course is taught in English.
Dr. W. Bartley Hildreth, Professor of Public Management and Policy at AYSPS, has been at the forefront of the public finance sector for 35 years. Dr. Hildreth was a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (2012-15) and is the (part-time) Executive Director of the National Tax Association. He served as an expert witness (and analyst) on municipal securities under the Daubert standards, the municipal bond markets, and state and local financing. Hildreth is the editor-in-chief of the only referred journal devoted to state and local financing and municipal securities, the Municipal Finance Journal. He is a 2012 Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, received the 2008 Aaron B. Wildavsky Award for lifetime scholarly achievements in public budgeting and financial management, and is a 2005 Fulbright Scholar.
Location: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Fee: $3,500 (includes lodging)
Application: Apply online today! Applicants can also download a PDF or Word document to complete and return via e-mail or fax. The application deadline is 30 days prior to the beginning of each course, although early application is strongly recommended to allow sufficient time to obtain a travel visa for the United States.
Lodging: Lodging is included in course fee. Participants will be housed at an area hotel walking distance to the training facility.
Questions? Contact Erin Oakley at email@example.com or +1 404-413-0181.