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Debt Statistics

About QPSD Data

The Quarterly Public Sector Debt Statistics (QPSD) database jointly developed by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, brings together detailed quarterly public sector debt data of selected countries, initially mainly developing and emerging market economies. The main purpose of the QPSD database is to facilitate timely dissemination in standard formats of public sector debt data. By bringing such data and metadata together in one central location, the database supports macroeconomic analysis and cross-country comparison.

The participation of countries in this centralized database is voluntary. Currently, 66 developing countries have agreed to participate and 40 provided data to the QPSD database.

To enhance the availability of the public debt database to the advanced economies the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) invited OECD countries and a few non OECD countries to participate in this initiative.

The database is updated quarterly and within one month of the end of a quarter. These databases aim to support countries' efforts toward improving the coverage and availability of public sector debt data.

The QPSD database includes country and cross-country tables, and enables users to query and extract data, by country, group of countries, and specific public debt components. The QPSD database is linked to the Public Sector Debt Guide produced by the IMF.

Frequently asked questions about QPSD data