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How to use the template?         New templates are available

We recommend some rules to facilitate a faster processing of your data and validations performance; this will speed up the processing time of getting your data on the website.


We would like you to report four quarters at a time in one template. Please, do not remove or add tabs, rows or columns in the template. Even if you fill out only some of the tables in the template, please send it to us in the same shape as we provided. 


Six tables are developed for reporting quarterly time series information on public sector debt. Available data will be reported for the following sectors on a consolidated basis:


·         General government

o    o/w Central government

o    o/w Budgetary central government

·         Nonfinancial public corporations

·         Financial public corporations

·         Total public sector


The basic requirement for countries to participate is to supply quarterly data on Central Government debt. Data on General Government, Budgetary Central Government, Non Financial Public Corporations, Financial Public Corporations, and Total Public Sector is encouraged, whenever available.


The public sector debt data are to be consolidated both at the sector and sub-sector levels, as listed above, so that reciprocal stock positions among units are eliminated. As a consequence, different sectors and subsectors cannot be summed, or state and local derived as a residual, because of debt held between different parts of the public sector.


The reporting currency should be the domestic currency. When reporting data by currency of denomination, foreign currency gross debt shall be converted into the national currency at the representative spot market exchange rate prevailing on the last working day of the quarter.


How to fill out the template?


For participants, enter country name and reporting currency in the provided spot on the Index worksheet of the template. Please, check the validations at the bottom of each table to ensure consistency of the reported data.

If needed, comments/clarifications may be included below any tables used to report data to the database. This information will be included in the corresponding QPSD metadata available for each participating country.


How to send the report?


Please, address the template to, and any other person that you are in contact with regarding QPSD.


How often is the site updated?


The website is updated every quarter according to the dissemination calendar. The table of the current and upcoming reporting to the World Bank is as follows:



Q2- 2013

Q3- 2013

Q4- 2013

Q1- 2014

Submission Date

Oct. 04, 2013

Jan. 06, 2014

Apr. 04, 2014

Jul. 04, 2014

Publication date

Oct. 11, 2013

Jan. 13, 2014

Apr. 11, 2014

Jul. 11, 2014

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