Public Sector Debt Statistics - Advanced

This course, presented by the Statistics Department, focuses on the conceptual framework of public sector debt statistics as presented in the Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (GFSM 2014) and the Public Sector Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (PSDSG). The course requires that participants are familiar with the basic government finance statistics (GFS) and PSDS framework and classification system. Emphasizing the integration of stock positions and flows in the framework, the course addresses more complex issues regarding the:

definition of gross and net debt in terms of debt instruments;
coverage and sectorization of the public sector, with special attention to borderline and complex cases;
valuation of public sector debt statistics; and
consolidation of public sector debt statistics.