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The primary purpose of the Guide is to provide information and advice on the concepts and definitions, as well as sources and techniques, for the compilation and dissemination of 12 core and 28 encouraged FSIs, as identified by the international community through the IMF Executive Board.

International Endorsement : IMF as well as debt managers from 33 advanced and emerging countries-see the list at http://www.imf.org/external/np/mcm/stockholm/principles.htm)

International Application : Close to 50 countries and territories follow the recommendations of the FSI Compilation Guide in compiling FSI reported for redissemination on the IMF's FSI website.