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Mr. Thomas K. Morrison

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1.1 The importance of statistical information in the public arena is well established. Increasingly in the past decade, events and developments have propelled efforts to improve the quality of statistics. The financial crises of the 1990s increased attention to the timeliness and reliability of statistics. In addition, a heightened emphasis worldwide on good governance, transparency, and accountability underpinned the drive to improve data quality.

Mr. Thomas K. Morrison

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2.1 This case study broadly assesses the evolution of Cambodia’s official statistics and statistical capacity building, emphasizing the partnership between the Cambodian authorities and their TA partners, as well as the lessons learned.

Mr. Thomas K. Morrison

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3.1 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in 1996 emerged from a four-year war that had commenced only a month after the country had declared independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The conflict left more than 200,000 people (about 5 percent of the population) dead, half the population displaced abroad and locally, and the civil infrastructure, including housing, severely damaged.

Mr. Graham L Slack

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4.1 Four months after the signing of the Dayton Peace Accord in December 1995, the first of a series of monetary and financial statistics missions from the IMF’s Statistics Department began work in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Countrywide monetary and financial statistics were urgently sought by the BiH authorities and the IMF to support efforts to establish a new central bank and a countrywide currency, as called for in BiH’s constitution.1

Mr. Thomas K. Morrison

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5.1 Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ukraine gained its independence in December 1991. On September 3, 1992, it became a member of the IMF. In May 1991 the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) was established, replacing the State Bank (Gosbank) of the Soviet Union.

International Monetary Fund

This 2011 Article IV Consultation reports that Cambodia’s high degree of dollarization and largely reduced fiscal space constrain the authorities’ ability to cushion shocks. Macroeconomic stability hinges on prudent fiscal policies. The mission cautioned that fiscal space is limited and that greater consolidation efforts are needed to strengthen revenue administration and prioritize spending. The outlook for external debt sustainability has improved on Cambodia’s prudent track record, but potentially large contingent liabilities from public–private power sector projects need to be carefully managed.

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept</