Officials who are compiling fiscal data according to GFSM 2001.
Participants should have a degree in economics, statistics, or the equivalent.
This one-week course, presented by the IMF's Statistics Department, focuses on the Update of the Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) that started in 2011. This update is needed to bring GFS methodology in line with the System of National Accounts 2008, and to address other issues that arose since the publication of the GFSM 2001, such as omissions, clarifications, and presentational issues. This course explains to participants the nature of, and reasons for, the updates. The course also discusses the effects of the changes, as well as how these changes may be accommodated, on countries that have already implemented aspects of GFSM.
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