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Public Debt Management and the Role of Parliament, in Times of COVID-19 and Beyond


On Tuesday 14 July, WFD held a webinar to examine the current public debt crisis and the role of parliaments, with the participation of leading experts on the topic, and the author of a new WFD policy brief: “Weathering the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond: The Role of Parliament in Public Debt Management”. Panellists: • Anthony Smith, Chief Executive of WFD • Richard Holden, Member of the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee • Geoff Dubrow, Expert, Public Financial Management, and author of the WFD policy brief: The role of Parliament in Public Debt Management • Penelope Hawkins, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Debt and Development Finance Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Economic Development, UNCTAD • Jason Lakin, Senior Research Fellow at International Budget Partnership, IBP