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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
July 2007
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    Index

    Numbers in references refer to paragraphs in chapters, boxes, tables, or appendixes.

    Access to the data

    • advance-release calendars, 1.17, 7.3

    • Data Quality Assessment Framework and, App. IV

    • DSBB presentation, Box 9.1

    • flexibility of practices, 1.16

    • internal governments, 1.18, 7.14–7.17

    • overview, 7.2

    • by the public, 1.5, 1.16–1.19, 7.2–7.4, Box 1.1, Box 9.1

    • simultaneous release of data, 1.17, 7.4, 8.15–8.17, Box 9.1

    “Accounting transparency and the term structure of credit spreads” (Yu), Box 1.3

    Advance-release calendars

    • cross-check of actual release dates, 8.10

    • data category requirements, 8.6, 9.7

    • data compiled by the private sector and, 8.14

    • description, 7.3

    • electronic format for, 8.4, 8.7

    • equal access and, 1.17, 7.3

    • flexibility options, 8.9, 8.12–8.14, 10.20, 10.30

    • forward-looking indicators and, 8.6

    • mandate for, 7.3

    • minimum requirements, 8.8

    • monitoring of SDDS observance, 8.3, 10.3, 10.5, 10.13–10.15, 10.18–10.21

    • “no later than” dates, 8.9, 10.20

    • “notes” section, 9.8–9.10

    • official statistics and their producing agencies and, 8.14

    • posting on the DSBB, 1.27, 8.7, 8.17, 9.7–9.10, Box 9.1

    • query facility, 9.11

    • range of dates for, 8.9, 8.12

    • release dates, 1.29, 8.9–8.11, 9.7, 10.18–10.19, 10.21, 10.29

    • simultaneous release of data, 8.15–8.17

    • standardized electronic procedures for reporting, 1.34

    Analytical accounts of the banking sector. See Depository corporations survey

    Analytical accounts of the central bank. See Central bank survey

    Anderson, T.

    • “Corporate Governance: Effect on Firm Performance and Economic Growth,” Box 1.3

    Annual assessment reports of SDDS observance, 10.5, 10.31, 10.35–10.36

    ARCs. See Advance-release calendars

    “As relevant” provisions

    • appropriate determination of, 2.10

    • description, 1.7, 1.14, 2.10

    • employment data, 3.18

    • national summary data pages and, 2.11

    • production indices, 3.7, Table 2.2

    • provisions for specific data categories, Table 2.2

    • summaries of observance and, 9.4

    • unemployment, 3.23

    • wages and earnings, 3.27

    Balance of payments

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • comprehensive statistical framework, 2.4

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of data, Table 2.1

    • description, 6.2

    • flexibility options, 2.24, 6.4, Table 2.2

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • international investment position and, 6.2

    • quarterly dissemination of data, 6.3

    Balance of Payments Compilation Guide, App. II

    Balance of Payments Compilation Textbook, App. II

    Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition, 1.38, App. II

    • data compilation guidelines, 6.2

    • Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001 and, 4.3

    • international investment position and, 6.22

    • merchandise trade guidelines, 6.16

    • official reserve assets and, 6.7, 6.8

    Base pages

    • data categories, Box 9.1

    • description, 9.12

    • metadata presentation on the DSBB, 1.27, 9.12, 9.14, Box 9.1, Box 9.2

    “Beyond the Numbers, Corporate Governance: Implication for Investors” (Deutsche Bank), Box 1.3

    Bibliography of the literature survey, Box 1.3

    BPM5. See Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition

    Broad money

    • central bank survey and, Table 5.2

    • depository corporations survey and, 5.5, 5.6

    Cady, J.

    • “Does SDDS Subscription Reduce Borrowing Costs for Emerging Market Economies?” Box 1.3

    • “The IMF’s Rate Volatility,” Box 1.3

    • “Sovereign Borrowing Cost and the IMF’s Data Standards,” Box 1.3

    CBS. See Central bank survey

    Central bank survey

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • broad money, Table 5.2

    • components, 5.11, Table 5.2

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of the data, 4.29, Table 2.1

    • domestic credit, 5.11, Table 5.2

    • flexibility options, 5.12, Table 2.2

    • foreign assets and liabilities, 5.11

    • Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual 2000 guidelines, 5.10

    • monetary base, 5.11, Table 5.2

    • monthly dissemination of data, 5.9

    • national summary data page presentation, App. III

    • timeliness, 2.21

    • tracking category, 2.5

    • weekly dissemination of data, 5.9

    Central government debt

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • broad institutional coverage, 4.29

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of the data, Table 2.1, Table 4.1a

    • data dissemination, 2.6

    • debt-service projections, 2.9, 4.33

    • disaggregation by foreign and domestic components, 4.31

    • External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and

    • Users guidelines, 4.35

    • flexibility options, 4.36, Table 2.2

    • Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001 methodology, 4.34–4.35, Table 4.1a, Table 4.1d

    • interest and amortization payments, 4.32

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • liability components, 4.34, Table 4.1a, Table 4.1d

    • long-term debt, 4.30, Table 4.1d

    • non-central-government debt, 4.32

    • quarterly dissemination of data, 4.2, 4.28

    • short-term debt, 4.30, 4.33, Table 4.1d

    Central government operations

    • accrual basis for data, 4.20–4.22

    • aggregate financing component, 4.23

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • cash-based data, 4.21–4.22

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of the data, 4.17, Table 2.1

    • deficit/surplus component, 4.23

    • disaggregation by domestic and foreign financing, 4.19, 4.20

    • expenditure component, 4.23

    • flexibility options, 2.24, 4.26–4.27, Table 2.2

    • Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001 methodology, 4.20–4.22, 4.27, Table 4.1a, Table 4.1b, Table 4.1c

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • Manual on Government Finance Statistics, 4.23

    • metadata specifications, 4.25

    • monthly dissemination of data, 4.2, 4.18, 4.21

    • revenue component, 4.23

    • total interest payments as a component of expenditure, 4.24

    • tracking category, 2.5

    • use of actual or preliminary actual data, 4.18

    CGD. See Central government debt

    CGOs. See Central government operations

    Classification of Expenditure According to Purpose, App. II

    Commission of the European Communities

    • forward-looking indicator guidelines, 3.11

    Component detail

    • description, 7.32

    • forms of, 7.34

    • statistical frameworks, 7.33

    Comprehensive statistical frameworks

    • description, 2.4

    • fiscal sector, 2.4, 4.5

    Consumer price index

    • compilation guidelines, 3.33

    • flexibility options, 3.34

    • measures, 3.32

    Consumer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice, App. II

    Coordinators. See also Country coordinators

    • characteristics of effective coordinators, 1.30

    • role and responsibilities, 1.29, 1.30

    “Corporate Governance: Effect on Firm Performance and Economic Growth” (Maher and Anderson), Box 1.3

    Country coordinators. See also Coordinators

    • appointment of, App. I

    Coverage of data

    • comprehensive statistical frameworks, 2.4

    • description, 1.5, 1.15, Box 1.1

    • DSBB presentation, Box 9.1

    • flexibility on, 2.23–2.28

    • general considerations, 2.2–2.15

    • monitoring of SDDS observance, 10.10–10.12

    • specific data categories, Table 2.1

    • tracking categories, 2.5, 6.5

    CPI. See Consumer price index

    Cross-checks of data, 1.19, 7.31–7.34, 8.10

    Current International Recommendations on Labor Statistics, App. II

    Data. See also specific sectors, i.e., real sector

    • additional data, 1.15

    • “as relevant” component, 1.7, 1.14, 2.10–2.11, Table 2.2

    • coverage, 1.5, 1.15, 2.2–2.15, 2.23–2.28, 6.5, Box 1.1, Table 2.1

    • dissemination formats, 1.20

    • Executive Board reviews, vii–viii

    • expression in magnitude versus percentage, 2.8

    • flexibility on, 1.14, 2.23–2.38, Table 2.2

    • flow data for reference periods, 2.15

    • IMF monitoring, 1.32–1.35

    • implied or derived data presentation, 2.14

    • key sectors, 1.8–1.13

    • monthly reports on, 1.32

    • periodicity, 1.5, 1.14, 2.16–2.18, 2.23–2.28, Box 1.1, Table 2.1

    • privately compiled, 2.7

    • timeliness, 1.5, 1.14, 2.19–2.22, 2.23–2.28, Box 1.1, Table 2.1

    • tracking categories, 2.5

    • transparency importance, vi, vii

    Data categories. See also specific categories, i.e., Balance of payments

    • advance-release calendars and, 8.6, 8.8

    • encouraged component, 2.9

    • international guidelines for, App. II

    • for national summary data pages, 8.27

    • privately compiled data, 2.7

    • summaries of observance and, 9.4

    Data Quality Assessment Framework

    • description, 9.16

    • Executive Board endorsement of, 9.16

    • generic framework, App. IV

    • Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes and, 9.16

    Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity. See also International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity: Guidelines for a Data Template

    • adherence to the Template Guidelines, 6.13

    • contingent short-term drains on foreign currency assets, 6.12, Table 6.1

    • disclosure of nonactivity, 6.13

    • flexibility options and, 6.15

    • foreign currency assets, 6.12, Table 6.1

    • hyperlink from national summary data pages, 6.14

    • integral sections, 6.12, Table 6.1

    • memorandum items, 6.12, Table 6.1

    • monitoring of SDDS observance, 10.8

    • monthly dissemination of data, 6.10

    • national website dissemination of data, 6.14

    • official reserve assets, 6.12, Table 6.1

    • one-week timeliness, 6.11

    • predetermined short-term drains on foreign currency assets, 6.12, Table 6.1

    • presentation of data in U.S. dollars or other SDR-basket currencies, 6.13

    • redissemination of data on the IMF database, 6.14

    • weekly dissemination of data, 6.10

    DCS. See Depository corporations survey

    Debt Guide. See External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users

    Debt liabilities

    Debt-service projections

    • central government debt, 2.9, 4.33

    • external debt, 2.9, Table 6.2b

    Depository corporations survey

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • broad money, 5.5, 5.6, Table 5.1

    • components to be disseminated, 5.5, 5.6, Table 5.1

    • comprehensive statistical framework, 2.4, 5.2

    • countries with extensive branch banking systems and, 5.7

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of the data, 5.2, Table 2.1

    • domestic credit, 5.5, Table 5.1

    • flexibility options, 5.8, Table 2.2

    • foreign assets and liabilities, 5.5, Table 5.1

    • monetary aggregates, 5.5

    • Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual 2000 guidelines, 5.2–5.3

    • monthly compilation of data, 5.4

    • narrow money, 5.5

    • national summary data page presentation, App. III

    Deutsche Bank

    • “Beyond the Numbers, Corporate Governance: Implication for Investors,” Box 1.3

    Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

    • advance-release calendar posting, 1.27, 8.7, 8.17, 9.1, 9.3, 9.7–9.10

    • annual assessment reports, 1.32

    • base pages, 1.27

    • contact information, 1.36

    • cross-country comparisons of data, 9.5

    • description, vi, vii

    • “dissemination format” pages, 1.27

    • establishment of, vii, 1.4, 9.2

    • features of, 9.1

    • hyperlinks to subscribing data pages, 1.20, 1.28, 1.29, 8.30, 9.6

    • IMF staff review of metadata, 1.26

    • internal government access to data before release, 7.17

    • metadata formats, 1.26

    • metadata presentation, 1.25, 8.18, 8.24, 9.1, 9.11–9.16

    • ministerial commentary, 7.20

    • monitoring and, 1.27, 1.32, 1.35

    • national summary data page presentation, 1.20, 1.28, 1.29, 8.27, 8.30, 8.32, 9.1, 9.3, 9.6, 9.17–9.18

    • notification of changes in methodology, 7.26

    • overview, 9.2–9.6

    • posting of members’

    • posting of the list of SDDS subscribing countries, 1.35

    • process for linking the NSDP to, App. III

    • provision of metadata in English, 1.29

    • quality of the data, 7.30

    • quarterly certification of accuracy, 1.29, 1.30

    • query facility, 9.5, 9.11

    • revisions of the data, 7.26

    • role of, 9.2

    • SDDS coordinator role, 1.29

    • summaries of observance, 9.3–9.4

    • “summary methodology” pages, 1.27

    • terms and conditions, 7.11–7.12

    • website, 1.35

    Documentation on methodology and sources, 7.29–7.30

    “Does Compliance with Basel Core Principles Bring Any Measurable Benefits?” (Podpiera), Box 1.3

    “Does SDDS Subscription Reduce Borrowing Costs for Emerging Market Economies?” (Cady), Box 1.3

    Domestic financing

    • central government debt and, 4.31

    • central government operations and, 4.19

    • depository corporations, 4.8, 4.19

    • general government operations and, 4.8

    • nonbank sector, 4.8, 4.19

    • public sector operations and, 4.8

    DQAF. See Data Quality Assessment Framework

    DSBB. See Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

    Earnings. See Wages and earnings

    Electronic format. See also Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

    • advance-release calendars, 8.4

    • metadata, 8.4

    • national summary data pages, 1.20, 8.4

    • simultaneous release of data and, 7.4

    • standardized electronic procedures for reporting advance-release calendars, 1.34

    Employment

    • “as relevant” provisions, 3.18

    • flexibility options, 3.18

    • International Labor Organization concepts, definitions, and classifications, 3.17

    • measures of, 3.16

    Encouraged component

    • data categories, 2.9, Table 2.1

    • description, 1.7, 1.14

    Exchange rates

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of data, Table 2.1

    • daily dissemination of data, 6.30

    • flexibility options, 6.32, Table 2.2

    • national summary data page presentation, App. III

    • principal nongovernmental primary sources, 6.30

    • redissemination of data, 6.30

    • spot market exchange rates for major currencies, 6.31

    Executive Board

    • annual assessment reports of SDDS observance, 10.5

    • Data Quality Assessment Framework for metadata presentation on the DSBB, 9.16

    • data standard reviews, vii–viii, 1.37, Box 1.2

    • endorsement of the use of electronic formats, 8.4

    • establishment of the Special Data Dissemination Standard, 1.3, Box 1.2

    • mandate for hyperlinks from the NSDP to the DSBB, 8.30

    • safeguarding of the credibility of the SDDS, viii

    External debt

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of data, 6.25, Table 2.1

    • debt-service projections, 2.9, 6.26, Table 6.2b

    • disaggregation by domestic/foreign currency, 6.27

    • disaggregation by maturity, domestic sector, and instrument, 6.25

    • disaggregation of “other sectors,” 6.25, Table 6.2a

    • dissemination on the World Debt Statistics database, 6.28

    • External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and

    • Users guidelines, 6.24

    • flexibility options, 6.29, Table 2.2

    • gross external debt position by sector, Table 6.2a

    • households and nonprofit institutions serving households, 6.25, 6.26, Table 6.2a

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • nonbank financial corporations, 6.25, Table 6.2a

    • nonfinancial corporations, 6.25, Table 6.2a

    • presentation of data, 6.25, Table 6.2a

    • quarterly dissemination of data, 6.24, 6.27

    • supplementary information on future debt-service payments, 6.26, Table 6.2b

    • tracking category, 2.5

    External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users, viii, 1.37, App. II

    • central government debt guidelines, 4.35

    • external debt guidelines, 6.24

    External sector

    Financial crises

    • need for data standards and, vii, 1.1

    Financial Derivatives: A Supplement to the Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition, App. II

    Financial sector

    Financial Soundness Indicators: Compilation Guide, viii

    Fiscal sector

    “Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes” (Hameed), Box 1.3

    Flexibility options

    • advance-release calendars, 8.9, 8.12–8.14, 10.17, 10.30

    • balance of payments, 6.4

    • central bank survey, 5.12

    • central government debt, 4.36

    • central government operations, 4.26–4.27

    • consumer price index, 3.34

    • country-specific needs, 2.24

    • data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity and, 6.15

    • depository corporations survey, 5.8

    • employment, 3.18

    • exchange rates, 6.32

    • external debt and, 6.29

    • forward-looking indicators, 3.13

    • general government sector operations, 4.15–4.16

    • interest rates, 5.17

    • international investment position, 6.23

    • justification for, 2.26

    • labor market, 3.15

    • merchandise trade, 6.19

    • national accounts, 3.5

    • official reserve assets, 6.9

    • periodicity of the data, 1.14

    • population, 3.41

    • price indices, 3.31

    • public sector operations, 4.15–4.16

    • share price index, 5.20

    • for specific data categories, Table 2.2

    • summaries of observance and, 9.4

    • “summary of observance” on country pages on the DSBB, 2.27

    • timeliness of the data, 1.14

    • wages and earnings, 3.28

    FLIs. See Forward-looking indicators

    Flow data for reference periods

    • description, 2.15

    • official reserve assets, 6.6

    Foreign financing

    • central government debt and, 4.31

    • central government operations and, 4.19

    • general government operations and, 4.8

    • public sector operations and, 4.8

    Forward-looking indicators

    • advance-release calendars and, 8.6

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • description, 3.10

    • dissemination of, 1.9

    • flexibility options, 3.13, Table 2.2

    • inflation-targeting, 3.12

    • “leading indicators,” 3.10

    • monthly or quarterly periodicity, 3.10

    • real sector, 2.7, Table 2.2

    • regional and international guidelines, 3.11

    • short-term, 3.11

    • surveys included, 3.10

    • timeliness, 3.10

    “Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics,” 7.6, App. II

    G-7. See Group of Seven

    General Data Dissemination System

    • description, vii

    • establishment of, vi

    • number of participants, vii

    • voluntary nature of participation, vii

    General government operations

    • accrual basis for data, 4.9, 4.10

    • aggregate financing component, 4.11

    • annual dissemination of data, 4.2, 4.7, 4.10

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • cash-based data, 4.10

    • comprehensive statistical framework, 2.4, 4.6

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of the data, 4.5–4.16, Table 2.1, Table 4.1a

    • deficit/surplus component, 4.11

    • disaggregation by domestic and foreign financing, 4.8–4.9

    • expenditure component, 4.11

    • flexibility options, Table 2.2

    • Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001 methodology, 4.9, Table 4.1a, Table 4.1b, Table 4.1c, Table 4.1e

    • interest as a distinct item of expense, 4.10

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • Manual on Government Finance Statistics guidelines, 4.11

    • national summary data pages, 4.6

    • quarterly dissemination of data, 4.10

    • revenue component, 4.11

    • “targeted” timeliness, 4.16

    • use of actual data or preliminary actual data, 4.7

    GFSM 2001. See Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001

    GGOs. See General government operations

    Gonzalez-Garcia, J.

    • “The IMF’s Rate Volatility,” Box 1.3

    Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001, viii, 1.38, App. II

    • accrual basis for compilation of statistics, 4.3

    • cash-based data guidelines, 4.10

    • central government debt and, 4.34–4.35, Table 4.1a, Table 4.1d

    • central government operations and, 4.20–4.22, 4.27, Table 4.1a, Table 4.1b, Table 4.1c

    • fiscal sector data compilation guidelines, 4.3–4.4

    • general government operations and, 4.9–4.10

    • statement of government operations, Table 4.1c

    • statement of other economic flows and balance sheet, financial assets and liabilities, Table 4.1e

    • statement of sources and uses of cash, Table 4.1b

    Group of Seven request for standards, 1.2

    Guide to the Data Dissemination Standard replacement of, viii, 1.37

    Hameed, F.

    • “Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes,” Box 1.3

    Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, App. II

    Hussmanns, R.

    • Surveys of Economically Active Population, Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment: An ILO Manual on Concepts and Methods, App. II

    IIP. See International investment position

    ILO. See International Labor Organization

    IMFC. See International Monetary and Financial Committee

    “The IMF’s Rate Volatility” (Cady and Gonzalez-Garcia), Box 1.3

    Indicators of Sustainable Development: Framework and Methodologies, App. II

    Integrity of the data

    • Data Quality Assessment Framework and, App. IV

    • description, 1.5, 7.5, Box 1.1

    • dissemination of terms and conditions, 7.6–7.13

    • DSBB presentation, Box 9.1

    • internal government access, 1.18, 7.14–7.17

    • ministerial commentary, 1.18, 7.18–7.21

    • notification of changes, 1.18, 7.22–7.26

    • overview, 7.2

    • prescribed practices, 1.18, 7.5

    • revision and advance notice of major changes in methodology, 7.22–7.26

    Interest rates

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • benchmark deposit and lending rates, 5.16

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of the data, Table Reserves Template and Nominal Exchange 2.1

    • daily dissemination of data, 5.13

    • flexibility options, 5.17, Table 2.2

    • national summary data page presentation, App. III

    • policy-oriented, 5.15

    • short-and long-term government securities, 5.14

    Interim Committee

    • creation of an electronic bulletin board and, 1.2

    • endorsement of standards, 1.2

    • renaming, 1.2

    • request for standards, 1.2

    Internal government access to data before release

    • description, 1.18, 7.14

    • differences in country practices, 7.14

    • forms of prerelease access, 7.15

    • official statistics and their producing agencies, 7.17

    • posting on the DSBB, 7.17

    • undue political influence and, 7.16

    International investment position

    • annual dissemination of data, 6.20

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • balance of payments and, 6.2

    • comprehensive statistical framework, 2.4

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of data, Table 2.1

    • description, 6.2, 6.20

    • disaggregation of assets and liabilities by instrument and sector, 6.22

    • flexibility options, 6.23, Table 2.2

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • International Investment Position—A Guide to Data Sources guidelines, 6.20, 6.22

    • key components, 6.21

    • quarterly dissemination of data, 6.20

    • timeliness, 2.21

    International Investment Position Reserves Template and, App. II Nominal Exchange

    International Investment Position—A Guide to Data Sources, viii, 6.20, 6.22

    International Labor Organization

    • employment and unemployment concepts, definitions, and classifications, 3.17, 3.22

    • wages and earnings concepts, definitions, and classifications, 3.26

    • website, App. II

    International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions, App. II

    International Monetary and Financial Committee

    Interim Committee renamed as, 1.2

    International Monetary Fund

    • monitoring observance, 1.32–1.35

    • 2005 Review of the Standards and Codes Initiative, Box 1.3

    • website, vii, 1.4, App. II

    International reserves. See also Official reserve assets

    • flexibility options, 2.24

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • tracking category, 2.5

    International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity: Guidelines for a Data Template, viii, 1.37, App. II. See also Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity

    • adherence to, 6.13

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness, Table 2.1

    • flexibility options, Table 2.2

    • official reserve assets and, 6.7, 6.8

    • timeliness, 2.21

    Labor market

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • components, 3.14

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of the data, Table 2.1

    • data dissemination, 2.6

    • employment, 3.16–3.19

    • flexibility options, 3.15, Table 2.2

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • quarterly periodicity, 3.15

    • underemployment, 3.23

    • unemployment, 3.20–3.24

    • wages and earnings, 3.25–3.28

    Liabilities. See Debt liabilities

    Literature survey transparency and market efficiency effects of the SDDS, Box 1.3

    Long-term debt

    Maher, M.

    • “Corporate Governance: Effect on Firm Performance and Economic Growth,” Box 1.3

    Manual on Government Finance Statistics

    • central government operations and, 4.23

    • components for dissemination, 4.11, 4.23

    • general government operations and, 4.11

    Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services, App. II

    Mehran, F.

    • Surveys of Economically Active Population, Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment: An ILO Manual on Concepts and Methods, App. II

    Merchandise trade

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of data, Table 2.1

    • flexibility options, 6.19, Table 2.2

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • monthly dissemination of data, 6.17

    • timeliness, 2.21

    • total merchandise import and export data, 6.18

    • tracking category, 2.5, 6.16

    Metadata

    • accuracy responsibilities, 8.22, 9.15

    • amending, 8.23

    • base pages, 9.12, 9.13, Box 9.1, Box 9.2

    • central government operations and, 4.25

    • Data Quality Assessment Framework and, 9.16

    • description, 8.18

    • differences between country practices and international guidelines, 8.21

    • dimensions to be addressed, 8.20

    • for each data category, 9.12, Box 9.1, Box 9.2

    • electronic format for reporting, 1.26, 8.4, 8.19

    • English language presentation of, 1.29

    • format pages, 9.13

    • general metadata pages, 9.11

    • hyperlinks to dissemination format pages, 9.13

    • IMF staff review of, 1.26

    • inaccuracies in, 8.22

    • incomplete data, 10.17

    • internationally accepted guidelines for, 8.21

    • monitoring of SDDS observance, 1.32, 8.3, 10.3, 10.16–10.17

    • posting on the DSBB, 1.24, 8.18, 8.24, 9.11–9.16

    • public sector operations and, 4.14

    • quarterly certification of, 8.4, 8.22, 9.15, 10.7, 10.16

    • reporting updates, 8.4

    • specific metadata pages, 9.11

    • standard format for reporting, 8.19

    • summary methodology, 9.12, 9.14, Box 9.1, Box 9.2

    • updating, 9.15, 10.3

    MFSM. See Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual 2000

    Ministerial commentary

    • data category descriptions for the DSBB, 7.20

    • description, 7.18

    • forms of identification, 7.19

    • identification of, 7.18–7.21

    • official statistics and their producing agencies, 7.21

    Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual 2000, viii, 1.38, App. II

    • central bank survey, 5.10

    • depository corporations survey guidelines, 5.2–5.3

    • general government operations and, 4.11

    • Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001 and, 4.3

    Monitoring of SDDS observance

    • advance-release calendars, 10.3, 10.13–10.15, 10.18–10.21, 10.29–10.30

    • annual assessment reports, 10.5, 10.31, 10.36–10.37

    • coverage issues, 10.10–10.12

    • daily monitoring of NSDPs, 10.26

    • data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity and, 10.8

    • dissemination delays, 10.27–10.28

    • Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board monitoring, 1.27, 1.32, 1.35

    • examples of deviations from SDDS requirements, 10.9–10.25

    • Executive Board endorsement of, 10.2

    • explanations for deviations, 10.34

    • failure to meet the metadata certification requirement, 10.7

    • included reviews, 10.3

    • maintaining credibility and, 10.2

    • metadata, 1.32, 8.3, 10.3, 10.16–10.17

    • monthly reports, 10.4, 10.9, 10.33

    • national summary data pages, 10.3. 10.22–10.25, 10.10–10.11, 10.26

    • overview, 10.2–10.5

    • periodicity issues, 10.13–10.15

    • persistent deviations, 10.35

    • procedures for addressing nonobservance, 10.6–10.8

    • subscriber’s

    • timeliness issues, 10.13–10.15

    National accounts

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • comprehensive statistical framework, 2.4, 3.2

    • disaggregation by GDP, 3.3

    • dissemination in current prices and in volume terms, 3.4

    • flexibility options, 2.24, 3.5, Table 2.2

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • quarterly dissemination of data, 3.2, 3.5

    • resources for compiling, 3.3

    • “saving” encouraged component, 2.9

    National summary data pages

    • additional data categories, App. III

    • “as relevant” indication, 2.11

    • “button bar,” App. III

    • central bank survey, App. III

    • daily monitoring of, 10.26

    • data categories covered, 8.27

    • depository corporations survey, App. III

    • description, 1.20, 8.25, 9.17

    • dissemination of components when a flexibility option is taken, App. III

    • dissemination of prescribed components on additional separate web pages, App. III

    • electronic format for, 8.4, 10.22

    • encouraged data categories/components, App. III

    • English language presentation of data, 8.31

    • footnotes, App. III

    • format for data presentation, App. III

    • format for presenting dates, App. III

    • for GGOs and PSOs, 4.6

    • guidelines for establishing, App. III

    • hyperlink with the data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity, 6.14

    • hyperlinks to additional national websites, 8.26

    • hyperlinks to the DSBB, 1.20, 1.28, 1.29, 8.30, 9.6, 9.17–9.18

    • improper dissemination of data, 10.25

    • incomplete or nonfunctional hyperlinks, 10.23

    • interest rates, App. III

    • minimum requirements, 9.17

    • monitoring of SDDS observance, 8.3, 10.3, 10.10–10.11, 10.22–10.25

    • most relevant series, App. III

    • non-central-government debt dissemination, 4.32

    • non-SDDS data, 8.29

    • note on interest rates, share price index, and exchange rate, App. III

    • posting on the DSBB, 8.27, 8.32

    • posting on the website of the agencies, 8.25

    • presentation of data by sector of the economy, App. III

    • process for linking the NSDP to the DSBB, App. III

    • public sector operations, 4.12 computer server is down, 10.31

    • separate rows for prescribed components, App. III

    • standard format for, 8.25

    • sum of components, App. III

    • title section, App. III

    • unit description, App. III

    • updating, 8.28

    • verification of data, 1.32

    1995 ESA. See 1995 European System of Accounts

    1995 European System of Accounts national account compilation, 3.3, App. II

    1993 SNA. See System of National Accounts 1993

    NLT. See “No later than” specification

    “No later than” specification

    • advance-release calendars and, 8.9, 10.20

    • timeliness and, 2.20

    Notification of changes in methodology, 1.18

    • description, 7.25

    • forms of, 7.25

    • posting on the DSBB, 7.26

    NSDPs. See National summary data pages

    OECD. See Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

    Official reserve assets. See also International reserves

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • countries with fixed exchange rates and, 6.5

    • coverage, 6.8

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of data, Table 2.1

    • flexibility options, 6.9, Table 2.2

    • foreign currency, 6.7, Table 6.1

    • gold, 6.7, Table 6.1

    • IMF reserve position, 6.7, Table 6.1

    • monthly dissemination of data, 6.6

    • other reserve assets, 6.7, Table 6.1

    • tracking category, 2.5, 6.5

    “The Opacity Index” (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Box 1.3

    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development forward-looking indicator guidelines, 3.11

    Pellechio, A.

    • “Sovereign Borrowing Cost and the IMF’s Data Standards,” Box 1.3

    Periodicity of the data. See also Timeliness of the data

    • description, 2.16

    • DSBB presentation, Box 9.1

    • factors in, 2.16

    • flexibility on, 1.14, 2.23–2.28

    • forward-looking indicators, 3.10

    • general considerations, 2.16–2.18

    • labor market, 3.15

    • monitoring of SDDS observance, 10.13–10.15

    • monthly specification, 2.18

    • national accounts, 3.5

    • production indices, 3.7

    • quarterly specification, 2.18

    • specific data categories, Table 2.1

    • specification of the exact number of days the data cover, 2.17

    Podpiera, R.

    • “Does Compliance with Basel Core Principles Bring Any Measurable Benefits?”, Box 1.3

    Population

    • as an addendum, 3.38

    • annual data for, 3.40

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of data, Table 2.1

    • data category, 1.13

    • flexibility options, 3.41, Table 2.2

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • resources for data compilation, 3.38

    • total size of, 3.39

    • usefulness as a scaling factor, 3.38

    PPI. See Producer price index

    Prescribed practices

    Price, L.

    • “Standards and Codes—Their Impact on Sovereign Ratings,” Box 1.3

    Price indices

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • consumer price indices, 3.29, 3.32–3.34

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of the data, Table 2.1

    • flexibility options, 3.31, Table 2.2

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • producer price indices, 3.29, 3.35–3.37

    • reference periods, 3.29

    • time series presentation, 3.30

    • wholesale price indices, 3.29, 3.35–3.37

    PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, 3.38, App. II

    Producer price index

    • compared with wholesale price index, 3.35

    • description, 3.35 Data

    • flexibility options, 3.37

    • Intersecretariat Working Group on Price Indices guidelines, 3.36

    Producer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice, App. II

    Production indices

    • “as relevant” provisions, 3.7, Table 2.2

    • country’s

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of the data, 3.6–3.9, Table 2.1

    • description, 3.6

    • flexibility options, 3.9, Table 2.2

    • industrial production index, 3.6

    • monthly periodicity, 3.7

    • timeliness, 2.21, 3.8–3.9

    • tracking category, 2.5

    PSOs. See Public sector operations

    Public sector operations

    • annual dissemination of data, 4.7

    • comprehensive framework, 4.6

    • comprehensive statistical framework, 2.4

    • concept of, Figure 4.1

    • coverage, 4.5–4.16

    • disaggregation by domestic and foreign financing, 4.8

    • flexibility option, 4.14

    • metadata specifications, 4.14

    • national summary data pages, 4.6, 4.12

    • total interest payments as a component of expenditure, 4.13

    Quality of the data

    • accuracy and timeliness and, 7.27

    • component detail, 7.32–7.34

    • cross-checks, 1.19, 7.31–7.34

    • Data Quality Assessment Framework and, App. IV

    • description, 1.5, 7.27, Box 1.1

    • documentation on methodology and sources, 7.29–7.30

    • DSBB presentation, Box 9.1

    • overview, 7.2

    • posting on the DSBB, 7.30

    • prescribed practices, 1.19

    • reasonableness, 1.19, 7.31

    • summary methodology and, 9.14

    Quarterly National Accounts Manual: Concepts, Data Sources, and Compilation, 3.3, App. II

    Real sector. See also Population

    Reasonableness of data, 1.19, 7.31

    Reference periods

    • benchmarking or reweighting, 2.15

    • flow data for, 2.15, 6.6

    • price indices, 3.29

    Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes, 9.16

    Reserve assets. See Official reserve assets

    Retail price index. See Consumer price index

    Revisions of the data, 1.18

    • posting on the DSBB, 7.26

    • size of past revisions and, 7.24

    • transparency enhancement and, 7.22

    ROSC. See Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

    SDDS. See Special Data Dissemination Standard

    SDDS Guide. See The Special Data Dissemination Standard: Guide for Subscribers and Users

    Share price index

    • daily dissemination of data, 5.18

    • flexibility option, 5.20

    • national summary data page presentation, App. III

    Short-term debt

    Simultaneous release of data

    • advance-release calendars and, 8.15–8.17

    • description, 7.4

    • DSBB presentation, Box 9.1

    • equal access and, 1.17

    • formats for, 7.4

    • official statistics and their producing agencies and, 8.16

    • private sector data, 8.16

    SOOs. See Summaries of observance

    “Sovereign Borrowing Cost and the Standards” (Cady and Pellechio), Box 1.3

    Special Data Dissemination Standard

    • access to the data, 1.5, 1.16–1.19, Box 1.1

    • appointment of a country coordinator, App. I

    • “as relevant” practices, 1.7, 1.14

    • commitment to observance, 1.29–1.31

    • communication of intention to subscribe, 1.22

    • coordinators, 1.29–1.30

    • data dimension, 1.5, 1.8–1.15, Box 1.1

    • data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity submission, App. I

    • “encouraged” practices, 1.7, 1.14

    • enhancements to, vii–viii

    • establishment of, vi, vii, Box 1.2

    • establishment of a national summary data page, App. I

    • flexibility in data dissemination, 2.13

    • goals and objectives, 1.3

    • IMF staff role in subscription, 1.23

    • implied or derived data presentation, 2.14

    • integrity of the data, 1.5, 1.16–1.19, Box 1.1

    • international guidelines, 2.12, App. II

    • key aspects of dissemination, 1.5–1.7, Box 1.1

    • key features and operational characteristics, vi, vii, 1.1–1.39, 8.3, Box 1.2, Box 1.3

    • literature survey, Box 1.3

    • notification of the IMF in writing of intention to subscribe, App. I

    • notification of the Secretary of the IMF, App. I

    • number of subscribers, vii

    • opening of subscription to, 1.3

    • origin and purpose, 1.1–1.4

    • posting of metadata on the DSBB, 1.24

    • “prescribed” practices, 1.7

    • provision of ARC information, App. I

    • provision of draft NSDP, metadata, and ARC for review, App. I

    • quality dimension of the data, 1.5, 1.16–1.19, Box 1.1

    • sample subscription letter, Box A1.1.

    • subscriber responsibilities, vii, 1.21, 8.1–8.32

    • subscription procedures, App. I

    • updates to, vii–viii, 1.8, 1.37, Box 1.2

    • voluntary nature of subscription, vii, 1.21

    • withdrawal procedure, App. I

    • The Special Data Dissemination Standard: Guide for Subscribers and Users

    • acknowledgments, viii

    • goals and description, vi, viii, 1.37–1.38

    • organization of the Guide, 1.39

    • replacement of Guide to the Data Dissemination Standard, viii, 1.37

    “Standards and Codes—Their Impact on Sovereign Ratings” (Price), Box 1.3

    Stock market

    • “as relevant” provisions, Table 2.2

    • coverage, periodicity, and timeliness of the data, Table 2.1

    • flexibility options, Table 2.2

    • reference period, 2.15

    • share price index, 5.18–5.20

    Subscriber responsibilities

    • advance-release calendars, 8.3, 8.5, 8.6–8.17

    • electronic reporting of data, 8.4

    • metadata, 8.3, 8.5, 8.18–8.24, 9.15

    • national summary data pages, 8.3, 8.5, 8.25–8.32

    • overview, vii, 1.21, 8.1–8.5

    • streamlining of SDDS procedures, 8.2

    Summaries of observance

    • data categories and, 9.4

    • description, 9.4

    • posting on the DSBB, 9.3–9.4

    Summary methodology

    Survey-based data

    • employment, 3.16

    • unemployment, 3.20

    Surveys of Economically Active Population, Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment: An ILO Manual on Concepts and Methods (Hussmanns, Mehran, and Verma), App. II

    System of National Accounts 1993, 1.38, App. II

    • employment and unemployment concepts and definitions, 3.17

    • Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001 and, 4.3 national account compilation, 3.3

    Template Guidelines. See International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity: Guidelines for a Data Template

    Terms and conditions

    • confidentiality of individual responses, 7.8

    • description, 7.6

    • dissemination forms, 7.9–7.10

    • forms of, 7.7

    • official statistics and their producing agencies, 7.12

    • openness and, 7.13

    • posting on the DSBB, 7.11–7.12

    Timeliness of the data. See also Periodicity of the data

    • daily data, 2.22

    • data categories with shorter time lags than prescribed, 2.21

    • description, 2.19

    • DSBB presentation, Box 9.1

    • factors in, 2.19

    • flexibility on, 1.14, 2.23–2.28

    • forward-looking indicators, 3.10

    • general considerations, 2.19–2.22

    • monitoring of SDDS observance, 10.13–10.15

    • “no later than” specification, 2.20

    • on population, 3.40

    • specific data categories, Table 2.1

    Tracking categories

    • description, 2.5

    Underemployment, 3.23

    Unemployment

    • “as relevant” provisions, 3.23

    • expressions of the data, 3.21

    • International Labor Organization concepts, definitions, and classifications, 3.17, 3.22

    • measures of, 3.20

    United Nations

    • “Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics,” 7.6

    • Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, 3.38

    Update to the System of National Accounts 1993: New Standards for Financial Derivatives, App. II

    Verma, V.

    • Surveys of Economically Active Population, Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment: An ILO Manual on Concepts and Methods, App. II

    Wages and earnings

    • “as relevant” provisions, 3.27

    • description, 3.25

    • flexibility options, 3.28

    • International Labor Organization concepts, definitions, and classifications, 3.26

    Websites

    • Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board, 1.35

    • International Monetary Fund, vii, 1.4

    • national summary data page hyperlinks to, 8.26

    Wholesale price index

    • compared with producer price index, 3.35

    • description, 3.35

    • flexibility options, 3.37

    World Bank

    • Quarterly External Debt Statistics database, 6.28

    Yu, F.

    • “Accounting transparency and the term structure of credit spreads,” Box 1.3

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