Government Finance Statistics in SEE

March 13 - 17, 2017


  1. Finance officials from central banks, ministries of finance, and statistical offices are responsible for compiling fiscal statistics. This learning initiative advises the compilers of statistics on developing GFS data and data reporting, both to the IMF and the EU (the Maastricht deficit and debt and the Excessive Deficit Procedure).
  2. The workshop is supported by SECO.
  3. As a part of the project Improving Capacity for Government Finance Statistics (GFS) in South-Eastern European Countries, the CEF acts as a regional hub for the IMF missions.
  4. With SECO funding, the IMF provides technical assistance for government finance statistics (GFS) to EU candidate countries in the Western Balkans. The workshop is organized 3rd year in the row.
  5. DAY 1 - LET'S START:
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  7. 3 x C: Coffee & Conversation @ CEF lobby:
  8. What is Government Finance Statistics:
  9. What does Eurostat collect in GFS:
  10. ...Went for lunch: