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External Debt Statistics (EDSX)

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Session No.: OL 23.133

Location: Course conducted online

Date: January 1, 2023 - April 15, 2023 (15 weeks)

Delivery Method: Online Training

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    This course is for those interested in learning the fundamentals of compiling international accounts-specifically compilation of external debt statistics (EDS) and/or international investment position (IIP) statistics. It is a basic-level course laying the foundation for the face-to-face EDS course. It is open to those who compile, or plan to compile, EDS/IIP and to the general public.

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    Some knowledge of economics and statistics or equivalent experience is helpful. Access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection and a Google Chrome web browser are essential.

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    Course Description

    This course, presented by the Statistics Department, is intended to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the international standards for the compilation of EDS presented in the 2013 EDS: Guide for Compilers and Users (2013 EDS Guide). The course covers basic concepts, definitions, and classifications, along with the principal accounting rules (including valuation and time of recording) that are relevant for compilation of the EDS. Finally, participants are briefed on basic concepts of the debt sustainability analysis framework.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Explain the international accounts framework of external sector statistics.
    • Apply the methods for the measurement of external debt from the viewpoint of the debtor and their accounting principles. 
    • Review the presentation of EDS. 
    • Define the debt reorganization and review the four types of debt reorganization. 
    • Comprehend the objective of debt sustainability analysis framework as well as factors that affect economy’s debt sustainability.
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