IMF Government Finance Statistics Advisory Committee (GFSAC)
The IMF Government Finance Statistics Advisory Committee (GFSAC) is a group of internationally recognized experts that advises the IMF on government finance statistics-related matters. It was established in 2014 and includes compilers and users of fiscal statistics (government finance statistics and public sector debt statistics), and representatives of relevant international organizations. Its terms of reference were expanded in 2018 to foster the compilation and dissemination of high-quality comparable fiscal data for surveillance and decision-making.
The objectives of the GFSAC are as follow:
The GFSAC will complement the work of other international expert statistical advisory committees, including the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts and the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments.
Alongside these other international statistical expert committees, the GFSAC has an important role in the updating of the international macroeconomic statistical standards. To guide this work the GFSAC has agreed a strategy which provides a framework for the establishment of GFS priority areas and the effective engagement of the GFS community.
GFSAC Reports: 2015