Direct Investment Task Team (DITT)

The Direct Investment Task Team (DITT) will advise the IMF’s Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPCOM) in the process of revising the BPM6. DITT will provide technical inputs and make recommendations on the methodology of direct investment within the framework of the revision. Given the specificity of this TT, it will also closely coordinate with the OECD Working Group on International Investment Statistics (WGIIS).

DITT will be operational mostly throughout the Phase I of the update process (March 2020–March 2022). However, DITT may also be consulted during Phase II (drafting of the BPM7 chapters) on an as-needed basis, should any significant issues arise during the worldwide consultation process overseen by BPTT.

Further details on the mandate and operations; guidance notes and working procedures; composition; and key issues to be addressed by DITT are provided in the Terms of Reference.