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Macroeconomic Statistics

Cancelled: Cross-Border Position Statistics (CBPS)


Session No.: CE 20.28

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Date: December 6-17, 2020 (2 weeks) New dates

Primary Language: English

Interpretation Language: Arabic

    Target Audience

    Officials whose main responsibility is compiling the international investment position (IIP) and/or external debt statistics (EDS), as well as Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS) or Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS) data.

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    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics, statistics, and have a minimum of one year of experience in compiling IIP and/or EDS.

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    Course Description

    This course, presented by the Statistics Department, provides training on the methodology for compiling and disseminating CBPS, including the integrated IIP and memoranda and supplementary position data items following BPM6; EDS, including currency composition, remaining maturity, and debt service schedule; the CPIS, including sectoral data; and the CDIS. The course consists of a series of lectures, discussions, and practical exercises. Lectures and class discussions focus on general concepts and compilation practices, while exercises provide participants with an opportunity to put knowledge learned into practice. Participants have the opportunity to discuss problems encountered in their compilation work and gain insights into the analytical uses of the international accounts. The course is based on the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6), the 2013 External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users, the 2010 CPIS Guide, and the 2015 CDIS Guide.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Compile IIP, EDS, CPIS, and/or CDIS––as well as the memorandum and supplementary items of the IIP and tables on external debt statistics––according to the conceptual framework. 
    • Identify potential new data sources for the compilation of the CBPS.
    • Apply compilation techniques and best dissemination practices related to CBPS.
    • Illustrate the relationship between the integrated IIP and the balance of payments, and the integration of cross-border positions data into the broader macroeconomic framework.
    • Describe the analytical use of CBPS.



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