Public Sector Debt Statistics - Fundamental (PDS-F)

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Define gross and net debt and explain the basic concepts and accounting principles for the compilation of public sector debt statistics.
  • Classify public sector debt positions according to the PSDSG 2011 classifications.
  • Apply general principles to classify an entity in the public sector, as well as in the relevant subsectors of the public sector, such as the general government and public corporations. 
  • Report quarterly public sector debt statistics covering—at a minimum—the central government, to the IMF and World Bank.
  • Meeting data users’ needs to ensure relevancy.