Officials whose main responsibility is compiling public sector debt statistics.
Participants should have a degree in economics, statistics, or equivalent experience.
This two-week workshop, conducted by the IMF’s Statistics Department, focuses on the conceptual framework of public sector debt statistics as presented in the Public Sector Debt Statistics Guide, as well as on the practical aspects of public sector debt data compilation. Basic concepts, accounting principles, and detailed classifications are dealt with in the context of the methodology that is harmonized with the government finance statistics and system of national accounts. The workshop examines a coverage and accounting rules of the public sector debt statistics framework, valuation, classification, selected methodological issues, and the sources and methods used for compiling the statistics. It also deals with debt data reporting to the IMF and the World Bank. The workshop is organized around a series of case studies.
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