I'm planning to ask a question about the accounting methodology employed by the IMF on their GFS, the GFSM. Is this within the scope?
The would-be question:
How can I identify whenever a GFS dataset is using accrued and cash values?
I'm using the Government Finance Statistics from the IMF for a project. I know that I can't operate with cash basis and accrued values as the results can be skewed. I've found [several resources link follows] that strongly imply that they prefer accrued, but accept cash values. How can I identify whenever the datasets I'm consulting use any of these?
For example, this query and it's metadata makes no mention of either.
- GFS: Government Finance Statistics
- GFSM: Government Finance Statistics Manual