Alessandro Scipioni


Alessandro Scipioni has worked as an independent consultant with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the CEMLA (Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos). He undertakes short and long-term assignments in developing and emerging countries to assist local authorities in their efforts to strengthen public debt management and build up institutional capacities. Since 2007, he advised Ministries of Finance and Central Banks in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Nicaragua, Sudan and Uganda.

He worked also for the Swiss Government as Program Manager of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in Bern. He was in charge of negotiating and monitoring Swiss assistance programs to strengthen public finances in Colombia, Egypt, Serbia and Tunisia. He was responsible of the financing and monitoring of several global initiatives, such as the Swiss World Bank Partnership on Fiscal Risk Management or the World Bank Debt Management Facility (DMF). He represented Switzerland in the Donors’ Steering Committee of several technical assistance programs of the IMF, the World Bank and the UNCTAD.

Previously, he gathered extensive experience in providing training courses and facilitating workshops, notably when he trained financial markets professionals for the Reuters Company.

He applied his expertise in public debt management practices in different kind of activities, like the establishment of an issuance strategy for the domestic debt market, the improvement of liabilities management operations, the analysis of the debt portfolio and debt sustainability, the evaluation and mitigation of contingent liabilities, but also the strengthening of support functions such as efficient use of debt management information systems and market data services, public debt forecasting and reporting.

During assignments, his work generally encompasses the coordination of the project’s activities with stakeholders, the supervision of project teams comprised of government officers (assuring quality control of the work realized), and the dissemination of results. Regularly, his responsibility includes assessing government officers’ training needs, prepare a comprehensive training plan and deliver training courses.

He is used to work, provide trainings and submit reports in English, Spanish and French.

Current or recent assignments:

  • Currently, Resident Advisor in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Colombia for the World Bank Treasury - Government Debt and Risk Management Program. (2014)
  • CEMLA Program Fortalecimiento de Capacidades para la Gestión de la Deuda Publica, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Nicaragua. (September 2013)
  • Resident Advisor in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Colombia for the IMF Fiscal Affairs Department - Improving Treasury and Debt Management System Strategy and Operational Risk Management for the Public Credit and National Treasury General Directorate. (2011-2012)

For more information, refer to Alessandro's CV.


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