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Appendix IV. Role of National GDDS Coordinators

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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
July 2007
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1. By participating in the GDDS, the country accepts the use of the GDDS as a framework for improving its statistical system. The national statistical agencies are expected to use the GDDS as their management tool to set a strategy for improvement of the statistics, identify strengths and weaknesses of the current system, develop plans for improvement, set priorities for improvement, and allocate appropriate resources to do so. An effective national GDDS coordinator plays a critical role in promoting the GDDS as a pivotal tool in a national statistical system.

2. This appendix describes the role and responsibilities of the GDDS coordinator and the tasks he/she is expected to accomplish on a regular basis.

Communication with the IMF

3. Main contact person. The coordinator is the main contact person for all issues related to the GDDS. Thus, for any GDDS-related issues, the IMF staff will normally communicate directly with the coordinator, who will then be responsible for coordinating the national response. With regard to specific metadata issues, the IMF staff may communicate with officials in the relevant agencies, but the coordinator will always be informed of these communications.

4. Authority. The coordinator must have sufficient authority to obtain the cooperation of all national agencies involved in the compilation and dissemination of the data categories covered by the GDDS. In some cases, the official coordinator is a relatively senior staff member, and he/she delegates day-today operational work to his/her staff. The coordination among statistical agencies may also take place through a GDDS committee that meets regularly (and at least once a year in connection with the annual review of metadata). Such a committee has proven to be an effective forum to enhance collaboration across statistical agencies.

Annual Metadata Confirmation

5. Frequency of confirmation. To ensure the accuracy of metadata, participants are required to confirm the accuracy of all the metadata posted on the DSBB as necessary and on at least an annual basis. This confirmation is considered equivalent to “self-monitoring” of the accuracy of the elements of the participants’ metadata. The coordinator should also provide the IMF with information on progress made in the implementation of the plans for improvements. The IMF staff will send to the coordinator every year a reminder about the annual updates. Thus, at least once a year, the Coordinator has to forward the current metadata to the relevant contact persons for each data category and component posted on the DSBB and ask them to confirm the currentness and correctness of the information and to provide any updates if necessary.

6. Time of confirmation. The coordinator must then send a written confirmation to the IMF1 that the metadata are accurate. The coordinator should send the annual confirmation to the IMF within the first month after the anniversary date (the date metadata were published on the DSBB for the first time).

7. Metadata update. If the metadata need to be updated, the coordinator will provide the IMF with the proposed revisions as soon as possible (recommended) or attach the proposed revisions to the annual confirmation. The IMF staff will review the proposed revisions and, if there are no issues to be raised, will post them on the DSBB. The date on which the correctness of the metadata were last confirmed by the participant will also be posted on the DSBB.

8. Improvements to metadata. At any time, the IMF staff may take the initiative of contacting the coordinator to suggest or request improvements to the metadata, particularly when the GDDS has been updated. The coordinator should then communicate with the relevant national agencies to provide requested improvements or determine if they agree with the IMF’s proposed changes. Once the GDDS coordinator and the IMF staff have agreed on a new text for the metadata, it will be posted on the DSBB.

9. Metadata changes between annual confirmations. There may be situations where a participant makes changes to its practices that affect the accuracy of the metadata posted on the DSBB during the course of a calendar year. In such situations, the participant should inform the IMF’s staff of these changes, and they will work together to amend the affected metadata expeditiously.

Confirmation to be sent to the Data Dissemination Standards Division of the IMF’s Statistics Department; see address given in box on page ii of this Guide.

Index

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

  • Access to the data

    • advance-release calendars, 2.3, 3.194–3.197, Box 1.1, Table C—Part III

    • data produced and disseminated, Table C—Part I

    • importance of, 3.191

    • internal governments, 3.176–3.179, Table C—Part II

    • plans for improvement, Table C—Part IV

    • by the public, 2.3, 3.163–3.164, 3.191–3.203, Box 1.1, Table C

    • simultaneous release to all interested parties, 2.3, 3.198–3.203, Box 1.1, Table C—Part III

    • timeliness issue, 3.192–3.193

  • Advance-release calendars

    • description, 2.3, 3.194, Box 1.1

    • GDDS recommendations, 3.195

    • metadata, Table C—Part III

    • posting on the Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board, 3.197

    • publication of, 3.196

  • Automated telephone enquiries, 2.13

  • Background of the GDDS, 1.1–1.5

  • Balance of payments

    • BPM5 guidance, 3.55, 3.59

    • breakdowns of debt securities and loans, 3.58

    • capital accounts, 3.57

    • description, 3.54

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • metadata considerations, 3.59

    • objective of, 3.54, 3.56

    • periodicity, 3.19, 3.61

    • residency criterion, 3.159

  • Balance of payments aggregates

    • BPM5 classification of components, 3.111

    • core indicators, 3.110

    • data category, 3.109

    • periodicity, 3.112

  • Balance of Payments Compilation Guide, App. II

  • Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition, 2.17, App. II

    • balance of payments aggregates, 3.112

    • balance of payments and, 3.54, 3.55, 3.59

    • depository corporations survey and, 3.51

    • international investment position and, 3.60

  • Balance of Payments Textbook, App. II

  • Basic components

    • definition, 3.2

    • sociodemographic sector, 3.128, 3.130, Table 3.1—Part C

  • Board of Governors

    • two-tier standards development, 1.2

  • BPM5. See Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition

  • Broad money

    • description, 3.49–3.50

  • Broad money aggregates

    • core indicators, 3.101

    • periodicity, 3.102

  • Capital accounts

    • description of contents, 3.57

  • Central bank aggregates

    • periodicity, 3.103

  • Central government aggregates

    • core indicators, 3.93

    • data category, 3.91

    • financing data dissemination, 3.94

    • full coverage of budgetary accounts as a short-term goal, 3.92

    • interest payment dissemination, 3.96

    • periodicity, 3.91

    • surplus/deficit-determining items, 3.95

  • Central government debt

    • breakdowns by maturity, 3.98

    • classification and definition guidelines, 3.99

    • data for, 3.41–3.42

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • periodicity, 3.19, 3.97

  • Central government operations

    • analytical improvement framework, 3.37

    • central government debt data, 3.41–3.42, App. II

    • classification by residency, 3.39–3.40

    • core framework, 3.32

    • definitions, 3.35–3.36

    • periodicity, 3.46

    • recommended breakdowns, 3.38

    • subsectors, 3.35

    • units to be included, 3.34–3.35

  • Changes to the data

    • dissemination of information on, 3.184–3.190

  • Classification of Expenditure According to Purpose, App. II

  • Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose, 3.73

  • Comprehensive frameworks

    • accounting conventions, Table A—Part III

    • analytical framework, concepts, definitions, and classifications, Table A—Part I

    • compilation practices, Table A—Part V

    • core frameworks, 3.4

    • definition, 3.2

    • encouraged extensions, 3.4, 4.8

    • external sector, 3.54–3.61, Table 3.1—Part A

    • financial sector, 3.47–3.53, Table 3.1—Part A

    • fiscal sector, 3.32–3.46, Table 3.1—Part A

    • metadata development, Table A

    • nature of the basic data sources, Table A—Part IV

    • other aspects, Table A—Part VI

    • plans for improvement, Table A—Part VII

    • real sector, 3.26–3.31, Table 3.1—Part A

    • scope of the data, Table A—Part II

  • Confidentiality of information, 3.170–3.172

  • Consumer price index

    • description, 3.71

    • guidelines for, 3.70

    • Laspeyres index formula, 3.76

    • periodicity, 3.69

    • preparation of several indices, 3.72

    • types of consumption expenditure aggregates, 3.73

  • Consumer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice, 3.70, App. II

  • Core frameworks

    • central government operations, 3.32–3.33

    • comprehensive frameworks and, 3.4

    • definition, 3.2

  • Core indicators

    • balance of payments aggregates, 3.110

    • broad money aggregates, 3.101

    • central government aggregates, 3.93

    • credit aggregates, 3.101

    • definition, 3.2

    • for each macroeconomic sector, 3.12, Table 3.1—Part B

    • national accounts aggregates, 3.62–3.64

    • production indices, 3.65–3.68

    • sociodemographic sector, 3.124–3.127

  • Coudouel, J. Hentschel

    • Well-Being Measurement and Analysis, App. II

  • Country coordinators

    • annual metadata confirmation, App. IV

    • communication with the IMF, App. IV

    • designation of, 1.3, 2.2, 2.16, 2.17

    • key tasks during the initial participation phase, 2.21

    • reporting responsibilities, 2.22

    • review and certification of metadata, 2.22

    • role of, 2.18–2.20, App. IV

    • selection criteria, 2.18–2.19

    • substantive work versus liaison service, 2.21

  • Coverage of data

    • core areas, 3.8

    • core indicators for each macroeconomic sector, 3.12, Table 3.1—Part B

    • data categories, 3.12, 4.4, Table 3.1—Part B

    • description, 2.3, Box 1.1

    • encouraged areas, 3.8

    • focus of, 3.7

    • objectives for comprehensive frameworks, 3.9, 4.4, Table 3.1—Part A

    • sociodemographic data categories, 3.13, Table 3.1—Part C

  • CPI. See Consumer price index

  • Credit aggregates

    • core indicators, 3.101

    • periodicity, 3.102

  • Cross-checks and reasonableness of data, 3.157–3.158, Table B—Part II

  • Current International Recommendations on Labor Statistics, App. II

  • Data

    • adaptation of the means of dissemination, 2.14

    • automated telephone enquiries, 2.13

    • comprehensive frameworks compared with data categories and indicators, 3.4

    • coverage, 2.3, 3.5, 3.7–3.14, 4.9, Box 1.1, Table B—Part I

    • “dissemination” definition, 2.13

    • dissemination formats, 4.9, Table B—Part IV

    • electronic dissemination, 2.13

    • fax system transmission, 2.13

    • international guidelines for selected data categories, App. II

    • periodicity, 2.3, 3.5, 3.15–3.20, 4.9, Box 1.1, Table B—Part I

    • plans for improvement, 4.9, Table B—Part III

    • priorities, 3.6

    • priority on improvements in quality over timeliness, 2.12

    • structure of the dimension, 3.3–3.25

    • timeliness, 1.11, 2.3, 2.12, 3.5, 4.9, Box 1.1, Table B—Part I

  • Data categories and core indicators

    • “data” definition, 3.2

    • description, 3.5, Table 3.1—Part B

    • external sector, 3.109–3.121, Table 3.1—Part B

    • financial sector, 3.100–3.108, Table 3.1—Part B

    • fiscal sector, 3.91–3.99, Table 3.1—Part B

    • real sector, 3.62–3.90, Table 3.1—Part B

    • sociodemographic sector, 3.122–3.150, Table 3.1—Part C

  • Data quality. See also Quality dimension of the data

    • dimension of the GDDS, 2.3, Box 1.1

    • meanings of, 2.8

    • as a primary goal, 1.11, 2.7

  • Data Quality Assessment Framework

    • accessibility, 5.1.1–5.3.2, Table D

    • accuracy and reliability, 3.1.1–3.5.1, Table D

    • assurances of integrity, 1.1.1–1.3.1, Table D

  • Data Quality Reference Web site, 1.11

    • dimensions of, 4.5

    • metadata presentation, 4.16–4.17, Table D

    • methodological soundness, 2.1.1–2.4.3, Table D

    • new participating countries, 4.17

    • prerequisites of quality, 0.1.1–0.4.3, Table D

    • presentation of GDDS metadata, 1.3, 4.5

    • Report on Observance of Standards and Codes, 4.16

    • serviceability, 4.1.1–4.3.3, Table D

  • Data sources

    • documentation of, 3.153–3.154

  • Data Standards Initiatives

    • Executive Board review of the GDDS, 1.3

  • Debt-service schedules

    • guidelines for compilation, 3.116

    • inclusion of data on, 1.3

    • periodicity, 3.114

    • private debt not publicly guaranteed, 3.115

  • Defining and Measuring Poverty: Conceptual Issues (Lipton), App. II

  • Definitions of terms, 3.2

  • Depository corporations survey

    • broad money measure, 3.49–3.50

    • claims on and liabilities to nonresidents, 3.52

    • definition, 3.48

    • GDDS coverage, 3.48, 3.50

    • objective of, 3.47

    • periodicity, 3.53

    • residency criteria, 3.51, 3.159

    • stock data, 3.51

    • transaction data, 3.51

  • Development plans

    • focus of, 1.11

    • metadata on, 1.13, 2.16, 2.17

    • short- and medium-term plans, 2.16, 2.17

  • Dimensions of the GDDS

    • data, 2.3, 3.3–3.150, Box 1.1

    • data quality, 2.3, Box 1.1

    • definition, 3.2

    • integrity, 2.3, 3.163–3.190, Box 1.1

    • nomenclature, 3.2

    • public access, 2.3, 3.191–3.203, Box 1.1

    • quality, 3.151–3.162

  • Dissemination of data

    • choice of appropriate and impartial methods of, 1.11

  • Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

    • advance-release calendars posting, 3.197

    • description, 4.1

    • GDDS Web site, 1.3

    • The General Data Dissemination System posting, 2.2

    • posting of metadata, 1.13, 4.1–4.3

  • DQAF. See Data Quality Assessment Framework

  • DSBB. See Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

  • Earnings. See Wages and earnings

  • Education

    • disaggregation of the data, 3.137

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • International Standard Classification of Education, 3.137

    • levels of, 3.137

    • role of private, religious, or military schools, 3.138

    • statistics sources, 3.134–3.135

    • subcategories, 3.136, Table 3.1—Part C

  • Electronic dissemination of data, 2.13, 2.17, Table B—Part IV

  • Employment

    • “as relevant” basis for data, 3.84

    • compilation measures, 3.83

  • End Decade Database, App. II

  • ESA 1995. See European System of Accounts 1995

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

  • Exchange rates

    • periodicity of spot exchange rates, 3.121

  • Executive Board

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

    • GDDS approval, 1.3

    • GDDS review, 1.3

    • Special Data Dissemination Standard approval, 1.3

    • United Nations Millennium Development Goals and, 1.3

  • External debt

    • debt-service schedules and, 3.114–3.116

    • guidelines for compilation, 3.116

    • inclusion of data on, 1.3

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • periodicity, 3.113

    • private debt not publicly guaranteed, 3.115

    • public and publicly guaranteed, 3.113

    • timeliness, 3.113

  • External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users

    • central government debt classification and definition guidelines, 3.99

    • external debt and debt-service schedule compilation, 3.116

    • text resource, App. II

  • External sector

    • balance of payments, 3.54–3.61, App. II

    • balance of payments aggregates, 3.109–3.112

    • exchange rates, 3.121

    • external debt and debt-service schedules, 3.113–3.116, App. II

    • international investment position, 3.54, 3.60–3.61, App. II

    • international reserves, 3.117–3.118, App. II

    • merchandise trade, 3.119–3.120, App. II

  • Fax system transmission of data, 2.13

  • Financial Derivatives: A Supplement to the Balance of Payments Manual, App. II

  • Financial sector

    • broad money aggregates, 3.100–3.102

    • central bank aggregates, 3.103

    • credit aggregates, 3.100–3.102

    • depository corporations survey, 3.47–3.53

    • interest rates, 3.104–3.107

    • narrow money, 3.100

    • stock market, 3.108

  • Fiscal sector

    • central government aggregates, 3.91–3.96

    • central government debt, 3.97–3.99, App. II

    • central government operations, 3.32–3.46

    • general government operations, 3.44, App. II

    • government guaranteed debt, 3.97

    • public sector operations, 3.43–3.46

  • Framework for statistical development

    • commitment to use the GDDS as, 2.4, 2.16

  • Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

    • best practices, 3.167

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • objectives and recommendations of the GDDS and, 1.9

    • role of statistics, 3.163

    • text of, App. I

  • GDDs. See General Data Dissemination System

  • “GDDS Document.” See The General Data Dissemination System

  • General Data Dissemination System

    • actions relative to, 2.4, 2.16, 2.17

    • background, 1.1–1.5

    • challenges for the development of statistical systems, 1.4

    • country coordinators, 1.3, 2.2, App. IV

    • Data Quality Assessment Framework and, 1.3

    • dimensions of, 2.3, Box 1.1

    • 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, 2.6, 2.15

    • nature of, 1.6–1.9

    • objectives, 1.10–1.11

    • operational features, 2.15–2.22

    • 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, 2.4, 2.15

    • Web site, 1.3

  • The General Data Dissemination System

    • description, 1.3

    • dimensions of statistical systems, 2.3

    • posting on the Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board, 2.2

    • review of, 2.2

    • updates to, 2.2

  • General government operations

    • analytical framework and classifications for data, 3.45

    • data for, 3.43, 3.45

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • periodicity, 3.46

    • units included, 3.44

  • GFSM 1986. See A Manual on Government Finance Statistics

  • GFSM 2001. See Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001

  • Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001, 3.35, 3.36, 3.38, App. II

  • Government guaranteed debt

    • data for, 3.97

  • Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, App. II

  • Health

    • inputs, 3.139–3.140, Table 3.1—Part C

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • outcomes, 3.139, 3.143, Table 3.1—Part C

    • process or delivery measures, 3.139, 3.141, Table 3.1—Part C

    • reporting systems, 3.142

    • statistics sources, 3.139

    • subcategories, 3.139–3.143, Table 3.1—Part C

  • How to Weigh and Measure Children: Assessing the Nutritional Status of Young Children in Household Surveys (Shorr), App. II

  • Hussmanns, R.

    • Surveys of Economically Active Population, Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment, App. II

  • IIP. See International investment position

  • ILO. See International Labor Office

  • Improvement of statistics

    • in access to the data, Table C—Part IV

    • central government operations, 3.37

    • comprehensive frameworks, Table A—Part VII

    • in the integrity of the data, Table C—Part IV

    • plans for improvement of data, 4.9, Table B—Part III

  • Indicators of Sustainable Development: Framework and Methodologies, App. II

  • Integrity of the data

    • annual reports, 3.171

    • confidentiality, 3.170–3.172

    • data produced and disseminated, Table C—Part I

    • embargoes on availability of data, 3.177

    • examples of dissemination, 3.171

    • focus of, 3.164

    • importance of, 3.163

    • internal government access, 3.176–3.179, Table C—Part II

    • key elements, 2.3, Box 1.1

    • metadata preparation, Table C

    • ministerial commentary, 3.180–3.183

    • plans for improvement, Table C—Part IV

    • prerelease access to data, 3.176–3.179

    • private organizations and, 3.175

    • publication of data, 3.169

    • revisions and changes to the data, 3.184–3.190

    • summarization of the metadata, 3.174

    • terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, 3.167–3.175, Table C—Part II

    • transparency of practices and procedures, 2.3, 3.165, Box 1.1

    • undue influence and, 3.176–3.179

    • use of logos and insignia, 3.173

  • Interagency coordination, 1.14, 2.17

  • Interest payments

    • central government aggregates and, 3.96

  • Interest rates

    • deposit and lending rates, 3.106

    • money market or interbank market rates, 3.106

    • periodicity, 3.107

    • policy variable rate, 3.105

    • short-term and long-term government securities, 3.104

  • International guidelines for selected data categories, App. II

  • International investment position

    • BPM5 guidance, 3.60

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • periodicity, 3.61

  • International Investment Position, App. II

  • International Labor Office

    • concepts and definitions of the labor force, 3.82

    • periodicity and timeliness of labor market data, 3.81

    • Web site, App. II

  • International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions

    • merchandise trade classification guidance, 3.120

  • International reserves

    • expression in U.S. dollars, 3.118

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • periodicity, 3.117

  • International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity: Guidelines for a Data Template, App. II

  • International Standard Classification of Education, 3.137, App. II

  • International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, App. II

  • International Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions, App. II

  • Japan

    • GDDS regional seminar/workshop funding, 1.3

  • Labor market

    • concepts and definitions of the labor force, 3.82

    • disaggregation of indicators, 3.90

    • employment, 3.83–3.84

    • encouraged extension, 3.90

    • industrial countries and, 3.80

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • periodicity, 3.81

    • timeliness, 3.81

    • unemployment, 3.85–3.87

    • wages and earnings, 3.88–3.89

  • Laspeyres index formula, 3.76

  • Lipton, M.

    • Defining and Measuring Poverty: Conceptual Issues, App. II

  • Macroeconomic data. See External sector; Financial sector; Fiscal sector; Real sector

  • Managing Director

    • designation of country coordinators, 1.3, 2.2

  • A Manual on Government Finance Statistics

    • central government debt classification and definition guidelines, 3.99

    • central government operations and, 3.35, 3.36

    • core indicators for central government aggregates, 3.93

    • surplus/deficit-determining item classification and definition, 3.95

  • Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services, 2002, App. II

  • MDGs. See Millennium Development Goals

  • Mehran, F.

    • Surveys of Economically Active Population, Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment, App. II

  • Merchandise trade

    • breakdowns of imports and exports, 3.120

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • periodicity, 3.119

  • Metadata

    • assessment of quality and, 3.152

    • basic concepts, 4.9, Table B

    • comprehensive frameworks, 4.6–4.8, Table A

    • country coordinator review and certification of, 2.22

    • country coordinator role, App. IV

    • customs office data, 4.14

    • data categories and core indicators, 4.9, Table B

    • Data Quality Assessment Framework presentation, 1.3, 4.16–4.17, Table D

    • Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board posting of, 1.13, 4.1–4.3

    • documentation and access to, 3.154

    • encouraged extensions data, 4.8, 4.10

    • highly decentralized systems, 4.13

    • identifying improvements to be undertaken in the next year and within 2–5 years, 2.17

    • identifying recent improvements, 2.17

    • identifying shortcomings in data compilation, 2.17

    • IMF staff assistance in preparing and finalizing, 4.2

    • implementation of the Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition, 2.17

    • integrity of the data, 4.12–4.15, Table C

    • management of, 4.3

    • preparation of metadata on current practices, 2.16, 2.17

    • procedures for simultaneous release of, 3.203

    • public access, Table C

    • regular functions of agencies, 4.14

    • revision policy, 3.190

    • sociodemographic sectors, 4.11, Table B

    • summarization of, 3.174

    • tables to assist in preparing, Table 3.1—Parts A–C

  • Metadata Compilation Guide, 4.17

  • Methodology

    • advance notice of changes in, 3.188

    • documentation of, 3.153–3.154

  • Methodology Used in the Estimation and Projection of Adult Literacy, App. II

  • MFSM. See Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual

  • Millennium Development Goals

    • country commitment to monitoring and achieving, 3.126–3.127

    • GDDS recognition of, 1.3

    • list of indicators, App. III

    • poverty line measurement, 3.148

    • World Bank calculation of poverty indicators, 3.79

  • Ministerial commentary, 3.180–3.183

  • Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual, 3.48, 3.51, App. II

  • Monitoring Reproductive Health: Selecting a Short List of National and Global Indicators, App. II

  • Narrow money

    • description, 3.100

  • National accounts

    • complete sets, 3.28–3.30

    • countries at the early stage of development of, 3.30

    • development guidelines, 3.27

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • objective of, 3.26

    • periodicity, 3.19, 3.31

  • National accounts aggregates

    • breakdowns of GDP, 3.63

    • data category and core indicators, 3.62–3.64

    • periodicity, 3.62, 3.64

    • quarterly GDP estimates, 3.64

  • National Accounts Discussion Forum, App. II

  • National statistical systems

    • commitment to use the GDDS as a framework for the development of, 2.4, 2.16

  • Nature of the GDDS, 1.6–1.9

  • Nomenclature, 3.2

  • Objectives of the GDDS

    • data quality, 1.11

    • development plans, 1.11

    • dissemination of data, 1.11

  • OECD. See Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

  • Operational features

    • actions relative to participation, 2.16, 2.17

    • commitment to use the GDDS as a framework for the development of national statistical systems, 2.4, 2.16

    • country coordinators, 1.3, 2.2, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18–2.20, 2.21, 2.22, App. IV

    • development of short- and medium-term plans for the development of the statistical system, 2.16, 2.17

    • interagency coordination, 1.14, 2.17

    • preparation of metadata on current practices, 2.16, 2.17

    • voluntary participation, 2.15

  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Health Statistics Publications & Documents Web site, App. II

  • Overview of the GDDS

    • data development, compilation, and dissemination, 2.11–2.14

    • data quality, 2.7–2.10

    • The General Data Dissemination System, 2.2–2.3

    • key operational features, 2.15–2.22

    • participation in the GDDS, 2.4–2.6

  • Periodicity of data. See also Timeliness of data

    • balance of payments, 3.61

    • balance of payments aggregates, 3.112

    • broad money aggregates, 3.102

    • calendar division expression, 3.16

    • central bank aggregates, 3.103

    • central government aggregates, 3.91

    • central government debt, 3.97

    • central government operations, 3.46

    • consumer price index, 3.69

    • credit aggregates, 3.102

    • debt-service schedules, 3.114

    • definition, 3.15

    • depository corporations survey, 3.53

    • description, 2.3, Box 1.1

    • exchange rates, 3.121

    • external debt, 3.113

    • flow data, 3.16, 3.17

    • general government operations, 3.46

    • good practices, 3.19

    • interest rates, 3.107

    • international investment position, 3.61

    • international reserves, 3.117

    • labor market, 3.81

    • merchandise trade, 3.119

    • national accounts, 3.31

    • national accounts aggregates, 3.62, 3.64

    • points of interpretation, 3.20

    • producer price index, 3.69

    • production indices, 3.68

    • public sector operations, 3.46

    • stock market, 3.108

  • Policy variable rates, 3.105

  • Population

    • censuses, 3.133

    • demographic statistics, 3.131

    • disaggregation of the data, 3.132

    • international guidelines, App. II

  • Poverty

    • access to public services and, 3.150

    • consumption versus income and, 3.146

    • household income and expenditure surveys, 3.149

    • international guidelines, App. II

    • mapping and geographic information systems and, 3.150

    • micro-level data, 3.145

    • Millennium Development Goals and, 3.148

    • “money-metric” methods and, 3.144

    • poverty line, 3.144, 3.147–3.148

  • Poverty Lines in Theory and Practice (Ravallion), App. II

  • Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers

    • monitoring national poverty reduction efforts, 3.127

  • PPI. See Producer price index

  • PPPs. See Purchasing power parities

  • Price indices. See also Consumer price index; Producer price index; Wholesale price index

    • international guidelines, App. II

  • Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Census, App. II

  • Producer price index

    • description, 3.74

    • guidelines for, 3.70

    • Laspeyres index formula, 3.76

    • national account improvement and, 3.77

    • periodicity, 3.69

    • predominantly agricultural economies and, 3.77

    • wholesale price index, 3.75

  • Producer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice, 3.70, App. II

  • Production indices

    • data category and core indicators, 3.65–3.68

    • periodicity, 3.68

    • retail or wholesale sales indices, 3.67

    • selection criteria, 3.66

  • PSRPs. See Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers

  • Public access. See Access to the data

  • Public sector operations

    • data for, 3.43, 3.45

    • definition, 3.44

    • periodicity, 3.46

  • Purchasing power parities

    • calculation of poverty indicators and, 3.79, 3.148

    • description, 3.78

  • Quality dimension of the data. See also Data quality

    • comparisons and reconciliations, 3.158–3.162

    • component detail, 3.155–3.157

    • cross-checks and reasonableness, 3.157–3.158, Table B—Part II

    • data from different sources within the same country, 3.161

    • description, 1.11, 2.7, 2.9–2.10, 3.151

    • metadata and assessment of, 3.152

    • methodology and data source documentation, 3.152–3.154, Table B—Part II

    • permanent or long-term emigrants and, 3.159–3.160

    • residency criterion and, 3.159

    • specific evaluation, 3.153–3.162

  • Quarterly National Accounts Manual, 3.27, App. II

  • Ravallion, Martin

    • Poverty Lines in Theory and Practice, App. II

  • Real sector

    • labor market, 3.80–3.90, App. II

    • national accounts, 3.26–3.31, App. II

    • national accounts aggregates, 3.62–3.64

    • price indices, 3.69–3.79, App. II

    • production indices, 3.65–3.68

    • purchasing power parities, 3.78–3.79

  • Reasonableness of data, 3.157–3.158, Table B—Part II

  • Report on Observance of Standards and Codes, 4.16

  • Retail price index. See Consumer price index

  • Revisions of the data

    • dissemination of information on, 3.184–3.190

  • Role

    • of country coordinators, 2.18–2.20, App. IV

    • of the GDDS, 1.12–1.14

  • ROSC. See Report on Observance of Standards and Codes

  • SDDS. See Special Data Dissemination Standard

  • Share price index

    • description, 3.108

  • Shorr, Irwin J.

    • How to Weigh and Measure Children: Assessing the Nutritional Status of Young Children in Household Surveys, App. II

  • Simultaneous release of data to users

    • description, 2.3, 3.198–3.203, Box 1.1

    • first availability of the data, 3.200

    • formats for, 3.202

    • media and commercial data vendors and, 3.199

    • metadata, Table C—Part III

    • procedures for, 3.203

    • “simultaneous” definition, 3.201

  • SNA. See System of National Accounts 1993

  • Sociodemographic sector

    • basic components, 3.128, 3.130, Table 3.1—Part C

    • compilation guidelines and “best practices,” 3.128

    • description and core indicators, 3.124–3.127

    • education, 3.134–3.138, App. II

    • four categories, 3.13, 3.122–3.123, 3.130, App. II, Table 3.1—Part C

    • health, 3.139–3.143, App. II

    • Millennium Development Goals and, 3.126–3.127

    • population, 3.131–3.133, App. II

    • poverty, 3.144–3.150, App. II

    • Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, 3.127

  • Special Data Dissemination Standard

    • Executive Board approval of, 1.3

  • Statistical cross-checks and reasonableness, 3.157–3.158, Table B—Part II

  • Statistical improvement. See Improvement of statistics

  • Stock market

    • share price index, 3.108

  • Surveys of Economically Active Population, Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment (Hussmanns, Mehran, and Verma), App. II

  • System of National Accounts 1993

    • central government operations and, 3.35

    • depository corporations and, 3.48, 3.51

    • text resource, 3.27, App. II

  • Timeliness of data. See also Periodicity of data

    • access issue, 3.192–3.193

    • definition, 3.21

    • description, 1.1, 2.3, 212, Box 1.1

    • difficulty of meeting targets, 3.25

    • factors in, 3.21

    • incremental improvements in, 3.24

    • labor market, 3.81

    • ranges for, 3.22–3.23

  • Underemployment

    • concept of, 3.87

  • Unemployment

    • “as relevant” basis for data, 3.86

    • compilation measures, 3.85

    • underemployment concept, 3.87

  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics, App. II

  • United Nations. See also Millennium Development Goals

    • Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose, 3.73

    • Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, 1.9, 3.163, 3.167, App. I, App. II

  • Update to the System of National Accounts 1993: New Standards for Financial Derivatives, App. II

  • USND 1994. See Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

  • USND Millennium Indicators Database, App. II

  • Verma, V.

    • Surveys of Economically Active Population, Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment, App. II

  • Wages and earnings

    • “as relevant” basis for data, 3.89

    • description, 3.88

  • Well-Being Measurement and Analysis (Coudouel and Wodon), App. II

  • WHO. See World Health Organization

  • Wholesale price index

    • description, 3.75

    • Laspeyres index formula, 3.76

  • Wodon, Q.

    • Well-Being Measurement and Analysis, App. II

  • World Bank

    • calculation of poverty indicators, 3.79, 3.148

  • The World Bank, App. II

  • World Health Organization

    • tracking of health outcomes, 3.143

  • WPI. See Wholesale price index

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