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In the context of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)-funded government finance statistics (GFS) project for selected Southeastern European countries, a technical assistance (TA) mission visited Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), during the period of April 20-May 1, 2015. This mission was the second in a series of three missions to BiH to be conducted under the SECO GFS capacity building project, and this built upon the work previously carried out during the recent missions in April 2014 and January 2015.
The main objective of this second TA mission was to assist the statistical authorities of BiH with setting up a register of public sector units and further enhancing the debt data based on the framework of the Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (GFSM 2014) and European System of National and Regional Accounts (ESA 2010). The mission met with officials from the Central Bank of BiH (CBBH), BiH Agency for Statistics (BHAS), Republika Srpska (RS) Institute of Statistics (RZS), Institute of Statistics of the Federation of BiH (FZS), Ministry of Finance (MOF) of the Federation of BiH, and the Ministry of Finance of the RS.