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CONSOLIDATION (OF GOVERNMENT DEBT)

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Definition:
Consolidation (of government debt) is a means of presenting government accounts in which, where a liability of a government-sector agency and institution is held as an asset somewhere else in the government sector.

Context:
Debt data shown in the OECD's Economic Outlook are consolidated to the largest possible extent, given data limitations.

Source Publication:
The OECD Economic Outlook: Sources and Methods.

Cross References:
Consolidation (in national accounts)
Consolidation (of data)
Consolidation (of firms)

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/eco/outlook/sources-and-methods.htm

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, March 28, 2014