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Mr. Emre Balibek, Ian Storkey, and Hakan Yavuz

-mail: publications@imf.org www.imfbookstore.org www.elibrary.imf.org Contents I. Introduction II. BCP within an Operational Risk Management Framework III. The Evolving Nature of Threats and Solutions for Cash and Debt Management IV. A Practical Approach to Developing a Business Continuity Plan V. Conclusion Annexes Annex I. BCP Template Annex II. Business Impact Analysis Methodology Annex III. Process Analysis Template/Example Annex IV. Incident Management Team Annex V. Pocket Card Annex VI. Scenario and Simulated Live Tests References

Mr. Emre Balibek, Ian Storkey, and Hakan Yavuz
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.
Mr. Emre Balibek, Ian Storkey, and Hakan Yavuz

particularly focuses on simplifying the BPA/BIA 14 steps by pre-screening processes and disentangling the components of the BIA ( Figure 1 ). Annex I presents a BCP template along these lines. Step 1: A Simplified BIA The BIA identifies the critical functions, reveals an institution’s vulnerabilities, and helps determine the cost of undesirable events . While developing a BCP, an institution needs to fully understand its activities, processes, and systems and identify the threats that might have an impact on its operations. The information gathered at this stage