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Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF
			: An IEO Evaluation

Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498385985.017

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

This report examines whether the IMF has effectively leveraged an important asset: data. It finds that in general, the IMF has been able to rely on a large amount of data of acceptable quality, and that data provis...

IMF Executive Board Supports New Strategy for Data and Statistics in the Digital Age

IMF Executive Board Supports New Strategy for Data and Statistics in the Digital Age »

Source: Overarching Strategy on Data and Statistics at the Fund in the Digital Age

Volume/Issue: 2018/012

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2018

ISBN: 9781498307314

Keywords: Statistics, Public goods, Financial statistics, Economic conditions, External sector statistics, capacity development, data management, strategic priority, IEO, data gap

"The first data and statistics strategy for the Fund comes at a critical time. A fast-changing data landscape, new data needs for evolving surveillance priorities, and persisting data weaknesses across the membersh...

Overarching Strategy on Data and Statistics
at the Fund in the Digital Age

Overarching Strategy on Data and Statistics at the Fund in the Digital Age »

Source: Overarching Strategy on Data and Statistics at the Fund in the Digital Age

Volume/Issue: 2018/012

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2018

ISBN: 9781498307314

Keywords: Statistics, Public goods, Financial statistics, Economic conditions, External sector statistics, capacity development, data management, strategic priority, IEO, data gap

"The first data and statistics strategy for the Fund comes at a critical time. A fast-changing data landscape, new data needs for evolving surveillance priorities, and persisting data weaknesses across the membersh...

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

There is hardly any greater service the Fund can do than provide up-to-date barometers of the monetary problems of the world. We hope that the very greatest importance will be given to the stati...

Chapter 2. Evaluation Framework

Chapter 2. Evaluation Framework »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

5. This evaluation focuses on the broad spectrum of data activities associated with the IMF’s core strategic operations—surveillance and lending 2 —and also on the role of the IMF...

Chapter 3. Evolution of Data Activities at the IMF: Progress Through Crises

Chapter 3. Evolution of Data Activities at the IMF: Progress Through Crises »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

8. The provision of data by member countries to the IMF is rooted in the IMF’s Articles of Agreement. 7 Specifically, Article VIII, Section 5(a) describes the obligations of membe...

Chapter 4. The Current State of Play

Chapter 4. The Current State of Play »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

11. The Fund has taken steps to address some of the challenges regarding data, with significant recent efforts in this regard. But will these be sufficiently holistic and well-funded to be sustainable? Will...

Chapter 5. Main Findings and Analysis

Chapter 5. Main Findings and Analysis »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

Data problems are well known … 103. In general, the Fund has been able to rely on a large amount of data of sufficiently acceptable quality. Nonetheless, this evaluation finds—as hav...

Chapter 6. Recommendations

Chapter 6. Recommendations »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

118. In today’s interconnected world, where local policies and crises can have almost instantaneous global spillovers, it is critical that the IMF has access to the high-quality and timely data it needs to f...

Annex 1. Key IMF Databases and Data Initiatives

Annex 1. Key IMF Databases and Data Initiatives »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

This annex provides a brief, but non-exhaustive, description of two of the most important IMF databases, IMF data dissemination standards, and recent or revamped IMF data-related initiatives. For more inform...