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[Workshop] City Creditworthiness Academy
(Joint Training Course with World Bank)

Type Workshop
Venue KDI School, Seoul, Republic of Korea Date 2014-04-21 ~ 2014-04-25
Host KDI School of Public Policy and Management, World Bank Organizer
This event is provided in English. 

City Creditworthiness Academy
Five Day Subnational Creditworthiness Academy Curriculum & Schedule
DAY ONE: Monday, April 21, 2014
Time Activity Presenters/Discussion Facilitators
8:00-8:45 Registration  
8:45-
9:00
Welcome From Host Sang-Woo Nam, Dean, KDI School of Public Policy and Management
9:00-
9:30
Overview of Academy Purpose and Design; and Self-introduction of All Participants Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
9:30-10:30 The Context for Improved Subnational Creditworthiness: Willingness and Ability to Pay: Cost Recovery, Asset and Revenue Management & Enhancing the Enabling Enviroment Natwar Gandhi (Former CFO for Washington DC. USA)
10:30-11:30 Tale of Two Cities:
Comparison of Washington DC, USA, and Ahmedabad, India
Natwar Gandhi (Former CFO for Washington DC, USA) 
Keshav Varma (Former Municipal Commissioner for Ahmedabad, India)
11:30-11:45 Tea Break
11:45-12:30 Finding Green/Resilience Project Development and Financing Opportunities In Our Own Backyards - part l  Tae Yon Jun, Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-
14:30
Finding Green/Resilience Project Development and Financing Opportunities In Our Own Backyards - part ll  Sungwoo Kim, Regional Head of Climate Change & Sustainability, KPMG Asia Pacific
14:30-
15:30
Sub-national crediworthiness implications
Impact of population growth, need for City Development
Planning and the link between responsibilities and local government mandates
Chuck Billand (World Bank/PPIAF)
15:30-
15:45
Tea break
15:45-
16:45
Completion by Participants of Self-Assessment Sections 1 & 2 Chuck Billand (World Bank/PPIAF)
16:45-
17:00
Wrap up and preview of day two Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
DAY TWO: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
8:45-9:00 Taking the Current Subnational Financial Status Snapshot Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
9:00-11:00 Operating Revenue: Challenges and Opportunities
Operating Revenue/Operating Margin, including ways to improve both; Own Source and Transfer Revenues, including ways to address Transfer Revenue Problems

Debt, Debt Service, Currency Exchange Risk,
including local debt market development challenges & opportunities

Providing Credit Gatekeepers with a Financial History
How commerical debt credit analysts, credit rating agencies, other debt-market 'gate-keepers' think about past performance
David Painter (World Bank/PPIAF)
11:00-11:15 Tea Break
11:15-12:30 Revenue enhancement/operational cost-saving opportunities not requiring tax/fee rate increases, Natwar Gandhi (Former CFO for Washington DC. USA)
12:30-
13:30
LUNCH with speaker

Importance of Capital Investment Planning Tied into City Development Planning

Jan Whittington (Assistant Professor, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington)
 
13:30-
14:45
Capital Investment Planning (Continues)
including initiating/improving 5 yr. rolling CIP process
Jan Whittington Assistant Professor, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington
14:45-
15:00
Tea Break
15:00-
16:00
Capital Investment Planning (Continues)
including initiating/improving 5 yr. rolling CIP process
Jan Whittington Assistant Professor, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington
16:00-
17:10
Completion by Participants of Self-Assessment Sections 3 Jan Whittington Assistant Professor, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington, and David Painter (World Bank/PPIAF)
17:10-
17:15
Wrap up and preview of day three Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
DAY THREE: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
8:45-
9:00
Managing Subnational Finances for Improved Performance Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
9:00-9:45 Managing & Mis-Managing of Short-and Long-Term Debt
Including Debt Management Processes, Staff Functions, etc., w/examples of ways in which debt can be more effectively managed to avoid default.
Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
9:45-
10:30
Improving Liquidity and Operating Margin Management
Including how to avoid cash managment disasters; Operating and Capital Budgeting, Accounting Systems, Independent Auditing; Capital Asset Management/Accounting
Tom Cochran (World Bank/PPIAF)
10:30-
10:45
Tea Break
10:45-
12:30
Raising Capital the Debt Market: the Subnational Bond or Loan Financing Process David Painter (World Bank/PPIAF)
12:30-
13:30
LUNCH with guest-speaker

Importance of rolling 3-5 year capital budget

Natwar Gandhi (Former CFO for Washington DC. USA)
13:30-
14:00
Credit Ratings - Creditworthiness and Credit Enhancements Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
14:00-
14:45
Credit Ratings - Methodology and Implications Kensuke Sugihara,
Standard & Poor's Rating Japan K.K. Coporate & Government Ratings
14:45-15:00 Tea Break
15:00-
15:45
Finding Green/Resilience Project Development and Financing Opportunities in Our Own Backyards - part lll Byun Ju Young, Director General, International Cooperation Department, Incheon Metropolitan City
15:45-
16:30
Synchronizing 1) City Development Planning; 2) Capital Improvement Planning; 3) Capital Expenditure Planning; and 4) Debt Issuance / Management Tom Cochran (World Bank/PPIAF)
16:30-
17:30
Completion by Participants of Assessments Section 4 Tom Cochran (World Bank/PPIAF)
17:30-
17:35
Wrap up and preview of day four Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
DAY FOUR, Thursday, April 24, 2014
8:45-9:00 Enhancing the Subnational Finance Enabling Environment
(Self-Assessment Section 5 Preview)
Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
9:00-
10:00
The Domestic Debt Market: Its Current Status and Future Prospects for Mid- and Long-Term Lending Chuck Billand (World Bank/PPIAF)
10:00-11:00 Revenue enhancement opportunities which do require tax/fee rate increases Tom Cochran (World Bank/PPIAF)
11:00-
11:15
Tea Break
11:15-
12:30
The Legal Authority for Subnational Borrowing, Including National Regulatory/Oversight Systems Chuck Billand (World Bank/PPIAF)
12:30-
13:30
LUNK with guest speaker

Global Leadership on Climate Change C40 Cities

James Alexander, Director of Finance and Economics, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
13:30-
14:30
Pro-Poor Tariff Setting Simulation
An exercise by the Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE), eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
Tom Cochran (World Bank/PPIAF)
14:30-
15:30
PPP's With Subnationals: The Current Status and Future Prospects
Including the Enabling Environment and Assistance Available to LG Entities to Structure and Finance PPP's
Chuck Billand (World Bank/PPIAF)
15:30-
15:45
Tea Break
15:45-
17:00
Completion by Participants of Self- Assessments Section 5 Chuck Billand (World Bank/PPIAF)
17:00-
17:05
Wrap-up and preview of Day 5 process Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
DAY FIVE: April 25, 2014

Finalizing Developing Individual City and Country Level Creditworthiness Imrovement Program Plans, Including Discussions with PPIAF concerning TA & Training Resources to be Made Available by the City Creditworthiness Program
8:45-
9:00
Introduction to Korea Green Growth Partnership Eun Joo Allison YI, Program Manager of the Korean Green Growth Trust Fund
9:00-10:00 General Overview of TA & Training Resources to be Made Available by the City Creditworthiness Program and Relationship with Card Entries David Painter (World Bank/PPIAF)
10:00-
10:30
Overview of Structure and Process for Action-Planning Exercise Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
10:30-
10:45
Tea Break
10:45-
11:30
Country-group Breakout Sessions to Reach Consensus on Credit Worthiness Improvement Plan Components Aimed at Improving the Enabling Environment All faculty memebers engaged as Discussion Facilitators and Resource Personnel
11:30-
12:30
City participants work as separate sub-groups to Reach Consensus on Credit Worthiness Improvement Plan Components Aimed at Improving all Creditworthiness Elements Other Than Enabling Environment Elements All faculty memebers engaged as Discussion Facilitators and Resource Personnel
12:30-
13:30
LUNCH
13:30-
16:30
30 Minute Meetings to Discuss Potential Creditworthiness Improvement TA/Training Program Next Steps with Each City Delegation All faculty memebers engaged as Discussion Facilitators and Resource Personnel
16:30-
17:30
Academy Wrap-up Activities, Certificate Presentations, Evaluations, Delivery of Group Photo Joshua Gallo (World Bank/PPIAF)
□ Date: April 21-25, 2014
□ Venue: KDI School of Public Policy and Management
□ Contact: 노다현, 02-3299-1295, dhnoh@kdischool.ac.kr