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Macroeconomic Statistics

Virtual: Public Sector Debt Statistics - Special Topics


Session No.: SA 21.38V

Location: New Delhi, India

Date: August 23-27, 2021 (1 week)

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    Officials whose main responsibility is compiling public sector debt and government finance statistics.
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    Participants should have a degree in economics or statistics or equivalent experience.
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    Course Description

    This course, conducted by the IMF Statistics Department, deals with the conceptual framework of public sector debt statistics as presented in the Public Sector Debt Statistics Guide and on the practical aspects of compiling public sector debt data. Basic concepts, accounting principles, and detailed classifications are discussed in the context of methodology harmonized with government finance statistics and the system of national accounts. The course examines: - reconciliation of stock and flows data from PSDS and GFS; - data analysis; - classification of PSDS debt instruments; - valuation of debt instruments; and - consolidation. The course is organized around a series of short country presentations on their data by participants that will then lead on to discussions of participants own country experiences.
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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to- Cross check PSDS data with GFS data during the compilation stage to ensure the data is robust and reconciles and presents a consistent picture.- Understand the data and make sure it's plausible. - Classify public sector debt instruments according to the Public Sector Debt Statistics Guide classifications.- Value public sector debt instruments- Consolidation of different public sector categories and elimination of intra sector debt.
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