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Macroeconomic Statistics

Cancelled - Public Sector Debt Statistics - Advanced

Cancelled

Session No.: HQ 20.14

Location: Washington, D.C., United States

Date: June 15-19, 2020 (1 week)

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    Officials whose main responsibility, for at least three years, has been compiling and disseminating public sector debt statistics (PSDS) and who are regularly faced with more complex PSDS methodological and compilation issues, such as those described below.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics or statistics or the equivalent. It is strongly recommended that applicants have completed the online Public Sector Debt Statistics (PSDSx) course.

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    Course Description

    This course, presented by the Statistics Department, focuses on the conceptual framework of public sector debt statistics as presented in the Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (GFSM 2014) and the Public Sector Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (PSDSG). The course requires that participants are familiar with the basic government finance statistics (GFS) and PSDS framework and classification system. Emphasizing the integration of stock positions and flows in the framework, the course addresses more complex issues regarding the:

    definition of gross and net debt in terms of debt instruments;
    coverage and sectorization of the public sector, with special attention to borderline and complex cases;
    valuation of public sector debt statistics; and
    consolidation of public sector debt statistics.

    In addition, the course addresses a number of complex cross-cutting PSDS issues, such as government employee pension liabilities, standardized guarantee schemes, contracts, leases, licenses, public-private partnerships, and the balance sheet approach (BSA) to identify risks and vulnerabilities.

    The format is lectures and discussions.

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    Course Objectives

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

    Apply the general principles in GFSM 2014 and PSDSG to more complex PSDS issues regarding concepts and definitions, coverage and sectorization, valuation, consolidation, as well as complex cross-cutting issues such as government employee pension liabilities, standardized guarantee schemes, social protection, government employee pension liabilities, standardized guarantee schemes, contracts, leases, licenses, public-private partnerships, and the balance sheet approach (BSA).

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