El Salvador : Technical Assistance Report-The Coordinated Direct Investment Survey and the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (April 21-29, 2014)


International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publication Date:

February 12, 2018

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As part of the Regional Project on Harmonizing External Sector Statistics (ESS) developed by the Technical Assistance Sector for Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, a technical assistance mission on ESS visited San Salvador during the period April 21–29, 2014. The purpose of the mission was to support the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador (BCRES) in its efforts to make further improvements in the compilation and dissemination of balance of payments and international investment position (IIP) statistics. Particular emphasis was placed on the compilation of the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS) and the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS). In El Salvador, ESS are processed and disseminated by the Balance of Payments Department (DBP), which reports to the Office of Economic Studies and Statistics. The BCRES does not have legal instruments empowering it to request information from the country’s various economic agents, or to apply effective sanctions for failure to comply. Currently, the legal mandate of the BCRES to request information to compile the ESS is based on Article 64 of its 2011 Organic Law, which establishes, on the one hand, the obligation of the BCRES to publish macroeconomic statistics, with specific mention of the balance of payments and, on the other hand, the obligation of public sector, financial sector, and nonfinancial private sector entities to provide the information requested of them for this purpose.


Country Report No. 18/37



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February 12, 2018



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