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Applies the 1993 System of National Accounts standards to the depository corporations subsector and other financial corporations subsectors to construct aggregated balance sheets and analytical surveys for the financial corporations sector and its subsectors. It provides detailed descriptions of institutional units and financial corporations subsectors, financial assets and liabilities, and methods of accounting for financial stocks and flows for the financial corporations sector. The standards are also applied to the compilation and presentation of flow of funds and related stock data for the financial corporations sector. While the Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual 2000 (MFSM) was intended to reflect the 1993 System of National Accounts, the Monetary and Financial Statistics Compilation Guide (MFSCG), published in 2008, reflects a number of methodological and classification updates included in the 2008 System of National Accounts.

The MFSM and MFSCG are being updated to align their contents with the 2008 System of National Accounts and will be merged in one single document called Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual and Compilation Guide (MFSMCG). The pre-publication version of the MFSMCG is expected to be posted in the IMF website by the end of 2015.

International Application: Over 140 countries and territories follow the recommendations of the MFSM and MFSCG in compiling monetary and financial statistics to the IMF.

Assessment Methodology

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The generic Data Quality Assessment Framework (DQAF) May 2012 serves as an umbrella for seven dataset-specific frameworks. The current May 2012 version of the DQAF is an update of the July 2003 version of the DQAF to reflect experience and international statistical developments, particularly updated international methodological standards.