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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...

Annex 2. Summary of Background Papers and Document

Annex 2. Summary of Background Papers and Document »

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

BP/16/01. The Rules of the Game: Data-Related Mandate, Obligations, and Practices at the IMF This paper describes the evolution of and current set of obligations and practices for da...

Annex 3. A Brief History of Data and Statistics at the Fund1

Annex 3. A Brief History of Data and Statistics at the Fund1 »

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

In the Beginning … 2 Data provision The provision of data by member countries to the IMF is rooted in th...

Annex 4. Key Data-Related Findings in Selected IEO Evaluations and IMF Policy Reviews1

Annex 4. Key Data-Related Findings in Selected IEO Evaluations and IMF Policy Reviews1 »

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

IEO Evaluations IMF Response to the Financial and Economic Crisis (2014) While data shortfalls may not have been the main reason the Fund missed the cr...

Annex 5. Do Staff Follow the Operational Guidelines on Data Provision for Fund Surveillance?

Annex 5. Do Staff Follow the Operational Guidelines on Data Provision for Fund Surveillance? »

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

As part of the 2012 Review of Data Provision to the Fund (IMF, 2012b), the IMF Statistics Department (STA) and Strategy, Policy, and Review Department (SPR) jointly reviewed a sample of 50 staff reports for...

Annex 6. Comparability of Data Across Countries

Annex 6. Comparability of Data Across Countries »

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 a well-established expectation that data presented in IMF documents are broadly comparable across countries, that is, that the same concept is defined and measured the same way everywhere. Economic...