World MapIMF Government Finance Statistics Advisory Committee (GFSAC)

The IMF Government Finance Statistics Advisory Committee (GFSAC) was established in 2014 to serve as a forum to exchange experiences with the implementation of the Government Finance Statistics Manual (the “GFSM”) and related methodological guidance and to develop solutions to common problems for compilers of fiscal data.

The objectives of the GFSAC are to promote the:

  • Development and dissemination of high quality GFS based on the GFSM;
  • Methodological integrity of the GFS and related guidance;
  • Analytical usefulness of GFS data, including in IMF databases.Analytical usefulness of GFS data, including in IMF databases.

The GFSAC will complement the work of other international expert statistical advisory committees, including the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts and the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments.

GFSAC Terms of Reference

Meetings of the GFSAC in 2015

Meetings of the GFSAC in 2017

GFSAC 2015 Report (FO/DIS/15/136)

Strategy to Implement Work Program 2015–17