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International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
Published Date:
December 2013
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    Index

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

    A

    • Access to the data

      • advance release calendars, 2.9, 9.2

      • importance of, 2.8

      • internal governments, 2.15

      • public, 8–2.12

      • simultaneous release to all interested parties, 2.10–2.11

      • through a National Summary Data Page, 2.11–2.12

    • Advance release calendars

      • description, 2.9

      • linked to the Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board, 9.2

    B

    • Balance of payments

      • description, 7.2

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 7.2

      • periodicity, 7.3, Table 3.1

      • timeliness, 7.3, Table 3.1

    • Board of Governors

      • two-tier standards development, 1.2

    C

    • Central government debt

      • breakdown by maturity, 5.23

      • classification by residency, 5.24

      • data for, 3.41–3.42

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 5.26

      • metadata, 5.22

      • periodicity, 5.21, Table 3.1

      • timeliness, 5.21, Table 3.1

    • Central government operations

      • classification by residency, 5.16

      • metadata, 5.12, 5.20

      • periodicity, 5.13, Table 3.1

      • recommended components, 5.14, 5.17

      • timeliness, 5.13, Table 3.1

      • units to be included, 5.12

    • Changes to the data

      • dissemination of information on, 2.17

    • Comprehensive frameworks

    • Confidentiality of information, 2.14

    • Consumer price index

      • Consumer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice, 4.18

      • description, 4.18

      • guidelines for, 4.18

      • metadata, 4.18

      • periodicity, 4.17, Table 3.1

      • preparation of several indices, 4.18

      • timeliness, 4.17, Table 3.1

    • Country coordinators

      • metadata confirmation, App. 3

      • communication with the IMF, App. 3

      • designation of, 1.15

      • role of, App. 3

      • selection criteria, App. 3

    • Coverage of data

    • Cross-checks and reasonableness of data, 2.20

    • Current International Recommendations on Labor Statistics, 4.12

    • See also Consumer price index; Producer price index; Wholesale price index

    D

    • Data

      • coverage, 2.3, Table 3.1

      • dissemination formats, 2.6

      • electronic dissemination, 2.6

      • e-mail transmission, 2.6

      • fax system transmission, 2.6

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies 2.18

      • periodicity, 2.5, Table 3.1

      • priority on improvements in quality over timeliness, 1.11

      • timeliness, 2.6, Table 3.1

    • Data quality. See also Quality dimension of the data.

      • dimension of the GDDS, 1.11, 2.18–2.20

      • as a primary goal, 1.11

    • Data Quality Assessment Framework

      • accessibility, App. 4

      • accuracy and reliability, App. 4

      • assurances of integrity, App. 4

      • Data Quality Reference Web site, 1.11

      • dimensions of, App. 4

      • metadata presentation, 1.3, 1.15

      • methodological soundness, App. 4

      • prerequisites of quality, App. 4

      • serviceability, App. 4

    • Data sources

      • documentation of, 2.19

    • Data Standards Initiatives

      • Executive Board reviews of the GDDS, 1.3

    • Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity

      • guidelines for reporting, 7.10, 7.15

      • integral sections, 7.14

      • periodicity, 7.13, Table 3.1

      • timeliness, 7.13, Table 3.1

    • Debt-service schedules

      • guidelines for compilation, 7.4

      • inclusion of data on, 1.3

      • periodicity, 7.6, Table 3.1

      • private debt not publicly guaranteed, 7.5

      • timeliness, 7.6, Table 3.1

    • Definitions of terms, 3.2

    • Depository corporations survey

      • broad money components, 6.6

      • definition, 6.2

      • GDDS coverage, 6.3

      • metadata, 6.3

      • periodicity, 6.4, Table 3.1

      • timeliness, 6.4, Table 3.1

    • Development plans

      • focus of, 1.11

      • metadata on, 1.13, 1.15

      • short- and medium-term plans, 1.15

    • Dimensions of the GDDS

      • data, 2.2–2.7, Table 3.1

      • data quality, 1.11

      • definition, 2.1

      • integrity, 2.13– 2.17

      • public access, 2.8–2.12

      • quality, 2.18–2.20

    • Dissemination of data

      • choice of appropriate and impartial methods of, 1.11

    • Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

      • advance release calendars, 9.2

      • description, 9.1

      • GDDS web site, 1.3

      • National Summary Data Page, 9.2

      • The General Data Dissemination System document, 1.3

      • posting of metadata, 1.13, 9.1

    • DQAF. See Data Quality Assessment Framework

    • DSBB. See Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

    E

    • Earnings. See Wages and earnings

    • Education

      • disaggregation of the data, 8.7

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

      • International Standard Classification of Education, 8.7

      • levels of, 8.7

      • metadata, 8.5

      • role of private, religious, or military schools, 8.8

      • statistics sources, 8.4–8.5

      • subcategories, 8.6, Table 3.1

    • Electronic dissemination of data, 2.6

    • Employment

      • “as relevant” basis for data, 4.9

      • compilation measures, 4.11 metadata, 4.11–4.12

    • ESA 1995. See European System of Accounts 1995

    • European System of Accounts 1995, 3.27, App. II

    • Exchange rates

      • metadata, 7.23

    • Executive Board

      • Data Quality Assessment Framework format for presentation of GDDS metadata, 1.3

      • GDDS approval, 1.3

      • GDDS reviews, 1.3

      • Special Data Dissemination Standard approval, 1.3

      • United Nations Millennium Development Goals and, 1.3

    • External debt

      • debt-service schedules and, 7.5

      • guidelines for compilation, 3.116

      • inclusion of data on, 1.3

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 7.4

      • periodicity, 7.6, Table 3.1

      • private debt not publicly guaranteed, 7.5

      • public and publicly guaranteed, 7.5

      • timeliness, 7.6

    • External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users

    • external debt and debt-service schedule compilation, 7.4

    • External sector

      • balance of payments, 7.2–7.3

      • Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity, 7.13–7.16

      • exchange rates, 7.23

      • external debt and debt-service

      • schedules, 7.4 – 7.7

      • international investment position, 7.20–7.22

      • merchandise trade, 7.17 – 7.19

      • official reserve assets, 7.8– 7.12

    F

    • Fax system transmission of data, 2.6

      • Financial sector

      • depository corporations survey, 6.2– 6.6

      • interest rates, 6.9 – 6.12

      • narrow money, 6.5

      • stock market, 6.13– 6.14 Fiscal sector

      • central government debt, 5.21 – 5.26

      • central government operations, 5.12– 5.20

      • general government operations, 5.4– 5.11

      • government guaranteed debt, 5.25

      • public sector operations, 5.4– 5.5

      • Framework for statistical development commitment to use the GDDS as, 1.15

      • Fundamental Principles of Official

      • Statistics best practices, 2.14

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

      • objectives and recommendations of the GDDS and, 1.9 text of, App. 2

    G

    • GDDS. See General Data Dissemination System

      • General Data Dissemination System actions relative to, 1.15

      • background, 1.1– 1.5

      • challenges for the development of statistical systems, 1.4

      • coordination among agencies, 1.14

      • country coordinators, 1.3, 2.2, App. 3

      • data dissemination, 1.11

      • data quality, 1.11

      • Data Quality Assessment Framework and, 1.3 description, 1.3

      • development plans, 1.11

      • dimensions of, 2.1

      • dimensions of statistical systems, 2.1

      • emphasis on long-run development, 1.7

      • Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics and, 1.9

      • IMF technical assistance, 1.6

      • indication of intention to participate, 1.15 metadata, 1.13 nature of, 1.6–1.9

      • objectives, 1.10–1.11

      • overview, 2.1 - 2.22

      • regional seminars/workshops for discussion of, 1.3

      • role of, 1.12– 1.14

      • structure of, 1.6–1.9

      • United Nations Millennium Development Goals and, 1.3

      • user needs, 1.5,1.9, 1.14

      • voluntary participation, 1.15 web site, 1.3

      • General government operations

      • analytical framework and classifications for data, 5.4

      • data for, 5.7 - 5.10

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 5.3 metadata, 5.5, 5.11

      • periodicity, 5.6, Table 3.1

      • timeliness, 5.6, Table 3.1

      • units included, 5.4– 5.5

      • GFSM 1986. See A Manual on Government Finance Statistics GFSM 2001. See Government Finance

      • Statistics Manual 2001

      • Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001, 5.3, 5.9, 5.17, 5.26

      • Government guaranteed debt, 5.25

    H

    • Health

      • inputs, 8.9, 8.10

      • internationally accepted statistical

      • methodologies, 2.18

      • outcomes, 8.9, 8.13

      • process or delivery measures, 8.9, 8.11

      • reporting systems, 8.12

      • statistics sources, 8.9

      • subcategories, 8.9 - 8.13

    I

    • IIP. See International investment position

      • ILO. See International Labor Organization

      • Integrity of the data annual reports, 2.14

      • confidentiality, 2.14

      • examples of dissemination, 2.14

      • internal government access, 2.15

      • ministerial commentary, 2.16

      • prerelease access to data, 2.15

      • publication of data, 2.14

      • revisions and changes to the data, 2.17

      • terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, 2.14

      • transparency of practices and procedures, 2.13

      • undue influence and, 2.15

      • use of logos and insignia, 2.14

      • Interagency coordination, 1.14

      • Interest payments, 5.15

      • Interest rates deposit and lending rates, 6.12

      • metadata, 6.10 - 6.11

      • money market or interbank market rates, 6.12

      • periodicity, 6.9, Table 3.1

      • policy variable rate, 6.11

      • short-term and long-term government securities, 6.10

      • timeliness, 6.9, Table 3.1

      • Internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

      • International investment position BPM6 guidance, 7.2

      • Internationally accepted statistical

      • methodologies, 2.18, 7.20

      • periodicity, 7.2, Table 3.1

      • timeliness, 7.2, Table 3.1

      • International Labor Organization employment and unemployment, 4.12, 4.15

      • periodicity and timeliness of labor market data, 4.10, Table 3.1

      • International reserves in U.S. dollars or other SDR-basket currencies, 7.10

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 7.10

      • metadata, 7.12

      • periodicity, 7.9, Table 3.1 timeliness, 7.9, Table 3.1International Reserves and Foreign

      • Currency Liquidity: Guidelines for a Data Template, 7.10

      • See also Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity

    J

    • Japan

      • GDDS regional seminar/workshop funding, 1.3

    L

    • Labor market

      • concepts and definitions of employment and unemployment, 4.12, 4.15 employment, 4.11

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

      • metadata, 4.10

      • periodicity, 4.10

      • timeliness, 4.10

      • unemployment, 4.13 - 4.14

      • wages and earnings, 4.16

    M

    • Macroeconomic data. See External

      • sector; Financial sector; Fiscal

      • sector; Real sector

      • Managing Director designation of country coordinators, 1.3

      • Manual on Government Finance Statistics central government operations, 5.14

      • general government operations, 5.17

      • MDGs. See Millennium Development

      • Goals Merchandise trade disaggregated components of imports and exports, 7.19

      • Internationally accepted statistical

      • methodologies, 2.18

      • periodicity, 7.18, Table 3.1

      • timeliness, 7.18, Table 3.1 Metadata

      • central government debt, 5.22

      • central government operations, 5.12, 5.20

      • consumer price index, 4.18

      • coordination among agencies, 1.14

      • country coordinator role, App. 3

      • Data Quality Assessment Framework presentation, 1.3, 1.15

      • Depository corporations survey, 6.3

      • Dissemination Standards Bulletin

      • Board, 1.13, 1.16,9.1,9.2

      • education, 8.5

      • employment, 4.11–4.12

      • exchange rates, 7.23

      • general government operations, 5.5, 5.11

      • interest rates, 6.10– 6.11

      • international reserves, 7.12

      • labor market, 4.10

      • national accounts, 4.3

      • population, 8.1

      • poverty, 8.18

      • price indices, 4.17

      • production index/indices, 4.6

      • producer price index, 4.19

      • unemployment, 4.13, 4.15

      • wages/earnings, 4.16

      • withdrawal from GDDS participation, 10.2

      • Methodology

      • advance notice of changes in, 2.17

      • documentation of, 2.19

      • MFSM. See Monetary and Financial

      • Statistics Manual Millennium Development Goals

      • GDDS recognition of, 1.3

      • list of indicators, App. 1

      • poverty line measurement, 8.18

      • Ministerial commentary, 2.16 Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual, 6.2, 6.8

    N

    • Narrow money, 6.5

    • National accounts

      • disaggregation of GDP, 4.3

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 4.3

      • metadata, 4.3

      • periodicity, 4.2

      • timeliness, 4.2

      • quarterly data, 4.5

      • National Summary Data Page, 1.3, 2.11, 2.12, 9.2

      • NSDP. See National Summary Data Page

      • Periodicity of data, Table 3.1. See also Timeliness of data balance of payments, 3.61 definition, 2.5

    P

    • Plans for improvement, 9.1, App. 3

    • Policy variable rates, 6.11

    • Population census, 8.3

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 8.1 metadata, 8.1

      • Poverty

      • access to public services and, 8.2

      • consumption versus income and, 8.16

      • household income and expenditure surveys, 8.19

      • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

      • mapping and geographic information systems and, 8.2 metadata, 8.18

      • micro-level data, 8.15

      • Millennium Development Goals and, 8.18 “money-metric” methods and, 8.14

      • poverty line, 8.14, 8.17–8.18

      • Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, 1.3

      • PPI. See Producer price index PPP. See Purchasing power parity Price indices

      • Internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

      • See also Consumer price index; Producer price index; Wholesale price index

    • Producer price index

      • description, 4.19

      • guidelines for, 4.19

      • metadata, 4.19

      • periodicity, 4.17

      • timeliness, 4.17

      • wholesale price index, 4.19

    • Production index/indices

    • description, 4.6 metadata, 4.6

    • periodicity, 4.7

    • selection criteria, 4.6 timeliness, 4.8

    • PSRPs. See Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers

    • Public access. See Access to the data Public Sector Debt Statistics Guide, 5.26 Public sector operations

    • data for, 5.5

    • definition, 5.4

    • metadata, 5.5, 5.11

    • periodicity, 5.6 timeliness, 5.6

    • Purchasing power parities

    • calculation of poverty indicators and, 8.18

    Q

    • Quality dimension of the data component detail, 2.20

      • cross-checks and reasonableness, 2.20

      • description, 1.11, 2.18– 2.20

      • methodology and data source documentation, 2.19 See also data quality

    R

    • Real sector

      • labor market, 4.9 - 4.10

      • national accounts, 4.2– 4.5

      • price indices, 4.17 - 4.19

      • production indices, 4.6 - 4.8

    • Reasonableness of data, 2.20

    • Recorded brief telephone messages, 2.6

    • Retail price index. See Consumer price index. Revisions of the data

    • dissemination of information on, 2.17

    • Role of country coordinators, App. 3 of the GDDS, 1.12–1.14

    S

    • SDDS. See Special Data Dissemination Standard

      • SDDS Plus. See Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus Share price index, 6.13 - 6.14

      • Simultaneous release of data to users description, 2.10 “simultaneous” definition, 2.10

      • through a National Summary Data Page, 2.11–2.12

      • Sociodemographic sector education, 8.4 - 8.8 health, 8.9 - 8.13

      • Millennium Development Goals, 1.3, 2.3

      • population, 8.1– 8.3

      • poverty, 8.14 - 8.20

      • Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, 1.3

      • Special Data Dissemination Standard

      • Executive Board approval of, 1.3

      • Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus

      • establishment of third tier, 1.3

      • Statistical cross-checks and reasonableness, 2.20 Stock market

      • share price index, 6.13–6.14

    T

    • Timeliness of data, Table 3.1

      • definition, 2.6

      • factors in, 2.6

      • ranges for, 2.7 See also Periodicity of data

    U

    • Unemployment

      • “as relevant” basis for data, 4.9

      • compilation measures, 4.13

      • metadata, 4.13, 4.15

      • UNSD 1994, 1.3

      • See also Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

      • United Nations

      • Fundamental Principles of Official

      • Statistics, 2.14 See also Millennium Development

      • Goals

    W

    • Wages and earnings

      • “as relevant” basis for data, 4.9

      • description, 4.16

      • metadata, 4.16

      • Withdrawal from GDDS participation, 10.2

      • Wholesale price index

      • description, 4.19

      • World Bank

      • calculation of poverty indicators, 8.18

      • WPI. See Wholesale price index

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