Standardized Sovereign Debt Statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean

Apr 2009
Public Debt levels and composition differ as well among LAC countries. Using data up to the end of 2008 this report will present these cross-country differences and will also highlight the similarities and general trends for the region as a whole. We use as input the information provided by the public debt offices of the region in response to a questionnaire specially created for this purpose. The questionnaire intended to compile up-to-date standardized public debt statistics to conduct crosscountry comparisons over clear, objective and homogeneous definitions of public debt.