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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...

Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators

Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators »

Source: Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators

Volume/Issue: 2003/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Graham Slack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451847888

Keywords: dissemination, compilation guide, capital adequacy, banking, banking crises, crisis countries, competitiveness, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

Because the wave of financial crises in recent years has spurred analysts' and policymakers' interest in monitoring the vulnerabilities of financial systems, the need for supporting data has increased. This paper p...

Towards a Best Practice of Modeling Unit of Measure and Related Statistical Metadata

Towards a Best Practice of Modeling Unit of Measure and Related Statistical Metadata »

Source: Towards a Best Practice of Modeling Unit of Measure and Related Statistical Metadata

Volume/Issue: 2011/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wilfried Grossmann , and Michaela Denk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455271474

Keywords: SDMX, metadata harmonization, data dissemination and exchange, data warehouse, metadata, exchange rates, exchange rate,

Data and metadata exchange between organizations requires a common language for describing structure and content of statistical data and metadata. The SDMX consortium develops content oriented guidelines (COG) reco...

The General Data Dissemination System (GDDS)-A Reflection on its First 12 Years and Plans for Taking it Forward

The General Data Dissemination System (GDDS)-A Reflection on its First 12 Years and Plans for Taking it Forward »

Source: The General Data Dissemination System (GDDS)-A Reflection on its First 12 Years and Plans for Taking it Forward

Volume/Issue: 2009/278

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robin Kibuka , and Charles Enoch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874235

Keywords: GDDS, economic and financial crises, macroeconomic data, data dissemination, sdds, capital markets, international capital markets, access to international capital markets,

The paper reviews the developments in the last 12 years that have influenced the evolution of the IMF's General Data Dissemination System, leading to reforms to enhance its role. The GDDS itself is part of a broade...

Is Transparency Good for You, and Can the IMF Help?1

Is Transparency Good for You, and Can the IMF Help?1 »

Source: Is Transparency Good for You, and Can the IMF Help?

Volume/Issue: 2003/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yongseok Shin , and Rachel Glennerster

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451855401

Keywords: publication, institutions, sovereign spreads, SDDS, ROSC, GARCH, news effect, role of the IMF, credit ratings, borrowing costs

This paper finds that reforms introduced by the IMF to promote transparency have created more informed markets and reduced borrowing costs for those emerging market countries that volunteered for them. Using a quar...

Benford’s Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality

Benford’s Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality »

Source: Benford's Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality

Volume/Issue: 2009/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , and Gonzalo Pastor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871579

Keywords: Benford&;amp;#x2019;s law, first-digit phenomenon, data quality, data errors, data dissemination ROSC, statistics, observations, goodness of fit, survey,

This paper examines the usefulness of testing the conformity of macroeconomic data with Benford's law as indicator of data quality. Most of the macroeconomic data series tested conform with Benford's law. However,...

Data Dissemination Standards and the Statistical Quality of the IMF’s World Economic Outlook Forecasts1

Data Dissemination Standards and the Statistical Quality of the IMF’s World Economic Outlook Forecasts1 »

Source: Data Dissemination Standards and the Statistical Quality of the IMF's World Economic Outlook Forecasts

Volume/Issue: 2010/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mico Mrkaic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205349

Keywords: Data quality, data dissemination standards, WEO, inflation, statistics, variance analysis, probability, correlation, Estimation, Methodology for Collecting

This paper analyzes the effects of IMF member countries participation in the IMF's Data Standards Initiatives (DSI) on the statistical quality of WEO forecasts. Results show that WEO forecasts for SDDS subscribers...

St. Lucia

St. Lucia »

Source: St. Lucia : Technical Assistance Report-Report on Supply and Use Tables Mission

Volume/Issue: 2019/14

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484394205

Keywords: Technical assistance missions, Real sector statistics, Special Data Dissemination Standard, Technical Assistance Reports, National accounts aggregates, Price indexes, Import tariffs, Statistics, Consumption, SUT

A technical assistance (TA) mission was undertaken by the Real Sector Statistics Advisor in the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) to St. Lucia during September 17-28, 2018, to provide advice t...

Economic Data Dissemination

Economic Data Dissemination »

Source: Economic Data Dissemination : What Influences Country Performanceon Frequency and Timiliness?

Volume/Issue: 2001/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mehmet Agça , and Peter Allum

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451858631

Keywords: macroeconomic data dissemination, capital markets, survey, international capital markets, global capital markets, surveys, Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics: Other, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating

Despite initial improvements in macroeconomic data dissemination following the emerging markets crises of the late-1990s, large differences among countries remain. To identify the factors behind such differences, t...

IMF Data Standards Initiatives

IMF Data Standards Initiatives »

Source: IMF Data Standards Initiatives : A Consultative Approach To Enhancing Global Data Transparency

Volume/Issue: 2006/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anne Kester

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

ISBN: 9781451863628

Keywords: data standards, Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board, international standards, sdds, standards, internet, International Economics: General, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Corporate Finance And Governance,

Since the IMF launched the data standards initiatives a decade ago, 145 of its 184 member countries have participated. This 80 percent participation rate reaffirms the importance countries place on data transparenc...