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What is the Integrated Correspondence System (ICS)?
The Integrated Correspondence System (ICS) is a web-based data reporting system developed by the IMF Statistics Department (STA) for use by country data reporters. The ICS provides data reporters with an efficient method of sending data to the IMF in a secure Internet environment.

What's New
2015 Financial Access Survey Documents for Reference (March 2015)

Financial Access Survey (FAS) develops cross-country data on access to and usage of basic financial services for use by policy makers and researchers. FAS questionnaire for data reporting is available on ICS under Financial Access Survey header in the Download Reports page. For reference, the questionnaire and guidelines are also available in English, Spanish and French:

Definitions and Instructions for Completing the IMF’s Financial Access Survey (FAS)
Définitions et instructions à suivre pour remplir le questionnaire du FMI sur l'accès aux services financiers (ASF)
Definiciones e instrucciones para llenar la Encuesta de Acceso Financiero

English – 2015 FAS Questionnaire – for reference only – PDF
French – 2015 FAS Questionnaire – for reference only – PDF
Spanish – 2015 FAS Questionnaire – for reference only – PDF


Government Finance Statistics Yearbook (GFSY) 2014 edition

Starting with the 2014 edition of the Government Finance Statistics Yearbook (GFSY), the IMF  will disseminate government finance statistics (GFS) data based on the framework of the Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (GFSM 2014). To this end, the IMF has updated the annual GFS questionnaire to conform with the GFSM 2014. The GFS questionnaire for data reporting will be available during the fall of 2014 on the Integrated Correspondence System (ICS) under the Government Finance Statistics header in the Download Reports page.

 

For reference, the GFSM 2014 and questionnaire are available below:

 

Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014

 

Government Finance Statistics Questionnaire 2014 (English)

Government Finance Statistics Questionnaire 2014 (Arabic)

Government Finance Statistics Questionnaire 2014 (Chinese)

Government Finance Statistics Questionnaire 2014 (French)

Government Finance Statistics Questionnaire 2014 (Russian)

Government Finance Statistics Questionnaire 2014 (Spanish)


Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI) -- Basel III update
In response to the introduction of the third installment of the Basel Accords by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the IMF's Statistics Department has updated the Financial Soundness Indicators metadata report form to allow reporters to indicate Basel III as the regulatory framework under which the FSI data are compiled.

 
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