National Accounts Statistics (NAS)

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Course No.: SA 18.51
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Date: November 4, 2018-November 8, 2018 (0.8 Week)
Language: English

Target Audience:

The workshop is intended for Bangladeshi government officials who are integrally involved in the compilation of and dissemination of National Accounts Statistics.


Participants are expected to have a undergraduate degree.

Course Description:

This one-week workshop will be presented by experts from the International Monetary Fund's Statistics Department. The workshop will be based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA) and the Quarterly National Accounts Manual, 2017.The workshop will cover the following topics: (1) national accounts concepts and methods; (2) supply and use tables (SUT);(3) data sources and indicators (annual and quarterly), including use of benchmarking techniques; and(4) price and volume measures; The workshop will feature interactive lectures and hands-on exercises that enable participants to operationalize what they learn.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to: Describe fundamental aspects of a national accounts statistical system that is highly aligned with the international standard. Demonstrate and understanding of the three approaches to estimating gross domestic product (GDP): production, expenditure and income. Describe fundamental components of SUT and how to compile them. Know how to identify statistically high-quality indicator series for estimating GDP and GSDP. Compile GDP volume measures: using double deflation; volume extrapolation; and single extrapolation. Know topical areas where Bangladesh plans to improve its national accounts estimates.

Important Note for Online Courses:

For Online Learning (OL) courses, which are delivered through the edX platform, you will need an additional piece of information to register: you will be prompted for your edX.org username. If you do not already have a username, please go to https://courses.edx.org/register and sign up for a free account. Once you have created an account, you may complete the IMF Institute application. If you already have an edX account, your username can be found on the top right of the screen after logging in.

Important Note for Internal Economics Training Courses:

Internal Economics Training (IT) courses are self-financed. The IMF will not charge officials for attending courses. However, all travel, insurance, hotel, and living costs will need to be covered by the agency sponsoring the participants.