Cash and debt management operations are part of the “transactional” functions of public financial management. It is critical that these functions are resilient to external disruptions, ranging from information and communication technology (ICT) system outages to natural disasters. This technical manual aims to provide guidance on the steps that government cash and debt management units can follow to develop and implement a practical business continuity plan that economizes the resources used. It also discusses the evolving nature of business disruption risks faced by cash and debt management over the last decade, including the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as risk mitigation solutions that have emerged.
TECHNICAL NOTES AND MANUALS
Business Continuity Planning for Government Cash and Debt Management
Prepared by Emre Balibek, Ian Storkey, and H. Hakan Yavuz
Business continuity planning is a critical partofgovernmentcashanddebtmanagement to ensure efficient and timely delivery of government services. Yet, many countries struggle to put in place an adequate business continuity plan (BCP) that covers government cash and debt management functions. This technical note and manual (TNM) aims to provide guidance on the steps that countries