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The IMF Guide to Analyze Natural Resources in National Accounts

Target Audience

Country officials from the National Statistics Office responsible for compiling national accounts in MNRW eligible countries in the region.


Some experience and knowledge of country compilation practices for national accounts. While not essential, some knowledge of the 2008 SNA would be helpful.

Course Description

The management of natural resources is an important function of government, and statistics are needed to support analysis of the macroeconomic impacts of natural resources and the formulation of an appropriate macroeconomic policy mix. Fluctuations in government revenues, exports, employment, and national income caused by changes in the output and prices of natural resources have major macroeconomic and fiscal implications. Sound policymaking when such risks are present requires reliable, timely, and complete coverage of relevant activity in the national accounts and analytical measures to assess the macroeconomic effects. This regional workshop, presented by the IMF Statistics Department, aims to ensure national accounts data are compiled with comprehensive and technically sound data for natural resources. It will also support compilation of the National Accounts Template Tables specified by the Guide to Analyze Natural Resources in the National Accounts.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Apply the System of National Accounts, 2008 (2008 SNA) to compile comprehensive and technically sound national accounts for natural resources;
  • Complete the National Accounts Template Tables for natural resources to support the EITI’s summary data template.
Language: English
Application process: Please apply online


Feb 26, 2018
Mar 2, 2018
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