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Government Finance Statistics during the COVID19 Pandemic – Two-Part Webinar

23 September, 2020 - 24 September, 2020


Mr. Tobias Wickens (Senior Economist, Government Finance Division, Statistics Department, International Monetary Fund)
Mr. Philip Stokoe (Senior Economist, Government Finance Division, Statistics Department, International Monetary Fund)

Target Audience

Officials whose main responsibility is compiling and disseminating government finance statistics.

Webinar Description

This webinar series help GFS compilers understand the proper GFS recording of governments’ COVID-19-related interventions for the compilation of fiscal data that inform decision-makers and enhance evidence-based macroeconomic policies.

Over the course of two sessions in two days, participants will be provided with:

(i) a brief overview of the GFS framework; and
(ii) an overview of the IMF’s Special Series Note on COVID-19 on How to Record Government Policy Interventions in Fiscal Statistics, with illustrations of the recording of country-specific interventions.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to share their countries’ experience with recording COVID-19 related policy interventions and learn from their peers.

This two-part webinar is provided by experienced IMF staff with longstanding practical experience. Each session combines live instructions and interactive Q and A sessions.


To register for this Webinar, please complete the online form here by September 22, 2020, (12 noon, Singapore Time). Only official email addresses are accepted.


Sep 23, 2020
Sep 24, 2020
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Application Deadline

Sep 22, 2020