African Central Government Debt 2013

Statistical Yearbook

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This publication provides comprehensive and consistent information on African central government debt statistics for the period 2003-2012. Detailed quantitative information on central government debt instruments is provided for 17 countries to meet the requirements of debt managers, other financial policy makers, and market analysts. A cross country overview on African debt management policies and country policy notes provides background information on debt issuance as well as on the institutional and regulatory framework governing debt management policy.


African debt management policies: Cross-country overview

Issuance of marketable government bonds and bills is traditionally the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance (MOF). However, this task is frequently assigned to the Central Bank (CB) in many African countries. The CB typically has the necessary staff with capital market expertise that the MOF lacks for such front office tasks as conducting auctions, managing tap sales or buybacks, as well as communicating and interacting with market participants. The CB is therefore well suited to manage the task of issuing marketable government securities on behalf of the MOF.


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