International collaboration

The Debt Office aims to be a role model within financial management both in Sweden and internationally. One way to achieve this is to learn from other countries. In keeping with that, we also like to teach others about our methods.

Participating in various international networks is a way for us to make new contacts. The Debt Office also participates in international projects and hosts study visits from other countries.

International networks

  • The OECD Working Party on Debt Management was started in 1979 and is a forum of 30 members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The aim of this forum is to exchange ideas and experiences within public debt management. The Debt Office is represented by its Director General. 
  • The Economic and Financial Committee Sub-Committee on EU Government Bills and Bonds Markets consists of members from all 28 EU Member States and was founded in 1997. Its aim is to promote a well-functioning bond market within the EU. The members represent debt offices, ministries of finance and central banks, depending on how the countries have chosen to structure their public debt management. Sweden is represented by the Debt Office’s Head of Debt Management.  
  • The Nordic Collaboration for Central Government Interbank Functions is a network for the Nordic countries. The network convenes every other year to exchanges experiences within the area of central government internal banking functions, including payment systems and government agency funding.

International assignments

Debt Office representatives regularly give lectures as part of major international projects. Together with the Swedish National Financial Management Authority (ESV), we have trained Sida staff in public financial management in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Study visits from other countries

We are often asked to host study visits, often from central banks and ministries of finance in other countries. We want to host as many study visits as possible. However, we have limited ourselves to only receiving non-profit organisations.