Central bank officials responsible for compiling monetary statistics.
Participants should have a degree in economics or statistics, or equivalent experience.
This four-day course, presented by the IMF’s Statistics Department, is designed to assist officials in the compilation of monetary and financial statistics in accordance with international best practices. The course material is based on the Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual and the Monetary and Financial Statistics: Compilation Guide, which expand on the definitions, classifications, and valuation principles for monetary and financial macroeconomic analysis within the framework of the System of National Accounts. The course discusses the principles of economic sectorization, the characteristics and classification of financial instruments, valuation, and other accounting issues that are relevant to the compilation of analytical accounts for the entire financial sector, comprising the central bank, other depository corporations, and other financial corporations. The course consists of lectures, workshops, and case studies that familiarize participants with practical aspects of monetary statistics compilation, in particular the recently introduced standardized report forms (SRFs). It also focuses on financial statistics, which comprise the financial flows and stocks of all sectors of the domestic economy and their interactions with the rest of the world, and the balance sheet approach for vulnerability analysis. One of the lectures addresses the interrelationships between monetary, balance of payments, government finance, and national accounts statistics. Participants are expected to make a short presentation on monetary statistics compilation issues in their countries.
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