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International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
Published Date:
December 2013
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Index

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

A

  • Access to the data

    • advance release calendars, 2.9, 9.2

    • importance of, 2.8

    • internal governments, 2.15

    • public, 8–2.12

    • simultaneous release to all interested parties, 2.10–2.11

    • through a National Summary Data Page, 2.11–2.12

  • Advance release calendars

    • description, 2.9

    • linked to the Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board, 9.2

B

  • Balance of payments

    • description, 7.2

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 7.2

    • periodicity, 7.3, Table 3.1

    • timeliness, 7.3, Table 3.1

  • Board of Governors

    • two-tier standards development, 1.2

C

  • Central government debt

    • breakdown by maturity, 5.23

    • classification by residency, 5.24

    • data for, 3.41–3.42

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 5.26

    • metadata, 5.22

    • periodicity, 5.21, Table 3.1

    • timeliness, 5.21, Table 3.1

  • Central government operations

    • classification by residency, 5.16

    • metadata, 5.12, 5.20

    • periodicity, 5.13, Table 3.1

    • recommended components, 5.14, 5.17

    • timeliness, 5.13, Table 3.1

    • units to be included, 5.12

  • Changes to the data

    • dissemination of information on, 2.17

  • Comprehensive frameworks

  • Confidentiality of information, 2.14

  • Consumer price index

    • Consumer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice, 4.18

    • description, 4.18

    • guidelines for, 4.18

    • metadata, 4.18

    • periodicity, 4.17, Table 3.1

    • preparation of several indices, 4.18

    • timeliness, 4.17, Table 3.1

  • Country coordinators

    • metadata confirmation, App. 3

    • communication with the IMF, App. 3

    • designation of, 1.15

    • role of, App. 3

    • selection criteria, App. 3

  • Coverage of data

  • Cross-checks and reasonableness of data, 2.20

  • Current International Recommendations on Labor Statistics, 4.12

  • See also Consumer price index; Producer price index; Wholesale price index

D

  • Data

    • coverage, 2.3, Table 3.1

    • dissemination formats, 2.6

    • electronic dissemination, 2.6

    • e-mail transmission, 2.6

    • fax system transmission, 2.6

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies 2.18

    • periodicity, 2.5, Table 3.1

    • priority on improvements in quality over timeliness, 1.11

    • timeliness, 2.6, Table 3.1

  • Data quality. See also Quality dimension of the data.

    • dimension of the GDDS, 1.11, 2.18–2.20

    • as a primary goal, 1.11

  • Data Quality Assessment Framework

    • accessibility, App. 4

    • accuracy and reliability, App. 4

    • assurances of integrity, App. 4

    • Data Quality Reference Web site, 1.11

    • dimensions of, App. 4

    • metadata presentation, 1.3, 1.15

    • methodological soundness, App. 4

    • prerequisites of quality, App. 4

    • serviceability, App. 4

  • Data sources

    • documentation of, 2.19

  • Data Standards Initiatives

    • Executive Board reviews of the GDDS, 1.3

  • Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity

    • guidelines for reporting, 7.10, 7.15

    • integral sections, 7.14

    • periodicity, 7.13, Table 3.1

    • timeliness, 7.13, Table 3.1

  • Debt-service schedules

    • guidelines for compilation, 7.4

    • inclusion of data on, 1.3

    • periodicity, 7.6, Table 3.1

    • private debt not publicly guaranteed, 7.5

    • timeliness, 7.6, Table 3.1

  • Definitions of terms, 3.2

  • Depository corporations survey

    • broad money components, 6.6

    • definition, 6.2

    • GDDS coverage, 6.3

    • metadata, 6.3

    • periodicity, 6.4, Table 3.1

    • timeliness, 6.4, Table 3.1

  • Development plans

    • focus of, 1.11

    • metadata on, 1.13, 1.15

    • short- and medium-term plans, 1.15

  • Dimensions of the GDDS

    • data, 2.2–2.7, Table 3.1

    • data quality, 1.11

    • definition, 2.1

    • integrity, 2.13– 2.17

    • public access, 2.8–2.12

    • quality, 2.18–2.20

  • Dissemination of data

    • choice of appropriate and impartial methods of, 1.11

  • Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

    • advance release calendars, 9.2

    • description, 9.1

    • GDDS web site, 1.3

    • National Summary Data Page, 9.2

    • The General Data Dissemination System document, 1.3

    • posting of metadata, 1.13, 9.1

  • DQAF. See Data Quality Assessment Framework

  • DSBB. See Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

E

  • Earnings. See Wages and earnings

  • Education

    • disaggregation of the data, 8.7

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

    • International Standard Classification of Education, 8.7

    • levels of, 8.7

    • metadata, 8.5

    • role of private, religious, or military schools, 8.8

    • statistics sources, 8.4–8.5

    • subcategories, 8.6, Table 3.1

  • Electronic dissemination of data, 2.6

  • Employment

    • “as relevant” basis for data, 4.9

    • compilation measures, 4.11 metadata, 4.11–4.12

  • ESA 1995. See European System of Accounts 1995

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

  • Exchange rates

    • metadata, 7.23

  • Executive Board

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

    • GDDS approval, 1.3

    • GDDS reviews, 1.3

    • Special Data Dissemination Standard approval, 1.3

    • United Nations Millennium Development Goals and, 1.3

  • External debt

    • debt-service schedules and, 7.5

    • guidelines for compilation, 3.116

    • inclusion of data on, 1.3

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 7.4

    • periodicity, 7.6, Table 3.1

    • private debt not publicly guaranteed, 7.5

    • public and publicly guaranteed, 7.5

    • timeliness, 7.6

  • External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users

  • external debt and debt-service schedule compilation, 7.4

  • External sector

    • balance of payments, 7.2–7.3

    • Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity, 7.13–7.16

    • exchange rates, 7.23

    • external debt and debt-service

    • schedules, 7.4 – 7.7

    • international investment position, 7.20–7.22

    • merchandise trade, 7.17 – 7.19

    • official reserve assets, 7.8– 7.12

F

  • Fax system transmission of data, 2.6

    • Financial sector

    • depository corporations survey, 6.2– 6.6

    • interest rates, 6.9 – 6.12

    • narrow money, 6.5

    • stock market, 6.13– 6.14 Fiscal sector

    • central government debt, 5.21 – 5.26

    • central government operations, 5.12– 5.20

    • general government operations, 5.4– 5.11

    • government guaranteed debt, 5.25

    • public sector operations, 5.4– 5.5

    • Framework for statistical development commitment to use the GDDS as, 1.15

    • Fundamental Principles of Official

    • Statistics best practices, 2.14

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

    • objectives and recommendations of the GDDS and, 1.9 text of, App. 2

G

  • GDDS. See General Data Dissemination System

    • General Data Dissemination System actions relative to, 1.15

    • background, 1.1– 1.5

    • challenges for the development of statistical systems, 1.4

    • coordination among agencies, 1.14

    • country coordinators, 1.3, 2.2, App. 3

    • data dissemination, 1.11

    • data quality, 1.11

    • Data Quality Assessment Framework and, 1.3 description, 1.3

    • development plans, 1.11

    • dimensions of, 2.1

    • dimensions of statistical systems, 2.1

    • 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, 1.15 metadata, 1.13 nature of, 1.6–1.9

    • objectives, 1.10–1.11

    • 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, 1.15 web site, 1.3

    • General government operations

    • analytical framework and classifications for data, 5.4

    • data for, 5.7 - 5.10

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 5.3 metadata, 5.5, 5.11

    • periodicity, 5.6, Table 3.1

    • timeliness, 5.6, Table 3.1

    • units included, 5.4– 5.5

    • GFSM 1986. See A Manual on Government Finance Statistics GFSM 2001. See Government Finance

    • Statistics Manual 2001

    • Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001, 5.3, 5.9, 5.17, 5.26

    • Government guaranteed debt, 5.25

H

  • Health

    • inputs, 8.9, 8.10

    • internationally accepted statistical

    • methodologies, 2.18

    • outcomes, 8.9, 8.13

    • process or delivery measures, 8.9, 8.11

    • reporting systems, 8.12

    • statistics sources, 8.9

    • subcategories, 8.9 - 8.13

I

  • IIP. See International investment position

    • ILO. See International Labor Organization

    • Integrity of the data annual reports, 2.14

    • confidentiality, 2.14

    • examples of dissemination, 2.14

    • internal government access, 2.15

    • ministerial commentary, 2.16

    • prerelease access to data, 2.15

    • publication of data, 2.14

    • revisions and changes to the data, 2.17

    • terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, 2.14

    • transparency of practices and procedures, 2.13

    • undue influence and, 2.15

    • use of logos and insignia, 2.14

    • Interagency coordination, 1.14

    • Interest payments, 5.15

    • Interest rates deposit and lending rates, 6.12

    • metadata, 6.10 - 6.11

    • money market or interbank market rates, 6.12

    • periodicity, 6.9, Table 3.1

    • policy variable rate, 6.11

    • short-term and long-term government securities, 6.10

    • timeliness, 6.9, Table 3.1

    • Internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

    • International investment position BPM6 guidance, 7.2

    • Internationally accepted statistical

    • methodologies, 2.18, 7.20

    • periodicity, 7.2, Table 3.1

    • timeliness, 7.2, Table 3.1

    • International Labor Organization employment and unemployment, 4.12, 4.15

    • periodicity and timeliness of labor market data, 4.10, Table 3.1

    • International reserves in U.S. dollars or other SDR-basket currencies, 7.10

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 7.10

    • metadata, 7.12

    • periodicity, 7.9, Table 3.1 timeliness, 7.9, Table 3.1International Reserves and Foreign

    • Currency Liquidity: Guidelines for a Data Template, 7.10

    • See also Data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity

J

  • Japan

    • GDDS regional seminar/workshop funding, 1.3

L

  • Labor market

    • concepts and definitions of employment and unemployment, 4.12, 4.15 employment, 4.11

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

    • metadata, 4.10

    • periodicity, 4.10

    • timeliness, 4.10

    • unemployment, 4.13 - 4.14

    • wages and earnings, 4.16

M

  • Macroeconomic data. See External

    • sector; Financial sector; Fiscal

    • sector; Real sector

    • Managing Director designation of country coordinators, 1.3

    • Manual on Government Finance Statistics central government operations, 5.14

    • general government operations, 5.17

    • MDGs. See Millennium Development

    • Goals Merchandise trade disaggregated components of imports and exports, 7.19

    • Internationally accepted statistical

    • methodologies, 2.18

    • periodicity, 7.18, Table 3.1

    • timeliness, 7.18, Table 3.1 Metadata

    • central government debt, 5.22

    • central government operations, 5.12, 5.20

    • consumer price index, 4.18

    • coordination among agencies, 1.14

    • country coordinator role, App. 3

    • Data Quality Assessment Framework presentation, 1.3, 1.15

    • Depository corporations survey, 6.3

    • Dissemination Standards Bulletin

    • Board, 1.13, 1.16,9.1,9.2

    • education, 8.5

    • employment, 4.11–4.12

    • exchange rates, 7.23

    • general government operations, 5.5, 5.11

    • interest rates, 6.10– 6.11

    • international reserves, 7.12

    • labor market, 4.10

    • national accounts, 4.3

    • population, 8.1

    • poverty, 8.18

    • price indices, 4.17

    • production index/indices, 4.6

    • producer price index, 4.19

    • unemployment, 4.13, 4.15

    • wages/earnings, 4.16

    • withdrawal from GDDS participation, 10.2

    • Methodology

    • advance notice of changes in, 2.17

    • documentation of, 2.19

    • MFSM. See Monetary and Financial

    • Statistics Manual Millennium Development Goals

    • GDDS recognition of, 1.3

    • list of indicators, App. 1

    • poverty line measurement, 8.18

    • Ministerial commentary, 2.16 Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual, 6.2, 6.8

N

  • Narrow money, 6.5

  • National accounts

    • disaggregation of GDP, 4.3

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 4.3

    • metadata, 4.3

    • periodicity, 4.2

    • timeliness, 4.2

    • quarterly data, 4.5

    • National Summary Data Page, 1.3, 2.11, 2.12, 9.2

    • NSDP. See National Summary Data Page

    • Periodicity of data, Table 3.1. See also Timeliness of data balance of payments, 3.61 definition, 2.5

P

  • Plans for improvement, 9.1, App. 3

  • Policy variable rates, 6.11

  • Population census, 8.3

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18, 8.1 metadata, 8.1

    • Poverty

    • access to public services and, 8.2

    • consumption versus income and, 8.16

    • household income and expenditure surveys, 8.19

    • internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

    • mapping and geographic information systems and, 8.2 metadata, 8.18

    • micro-level data, 8.15

    • Millennium Development Goals and, 8.18 “money-metric” methods and, 8.14

    • poverty line, 8.14, 8.17–8.18

    • Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, 1.3

    • PPI. See Producer price index PPP. See Purchasing power parity Price indices

    • Internationally accepted statistical methodologies, 2.18

    • See also Consumer price index; Producer price index; Wholesale price index

  • Producer price index

    • description, 4.19

    • guidelines for, 4.19

    • metadata, 4.19

    • periodicity, 4.17

    • timeliness, 4.17

    • wholesale price index, 4.19

  • Production index/indices

  • description, 4.6 metadata, 4.6

  • periodicity, 4.7

  • selection criteria, 4.6 timeliness, 4.8

  • PSRPs. See Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers

  • Public access. See Access to the data Public Sector Debt Statistics Guide, 5.26 Public sector operations

  • data for, 5.5

  • definition, 5.4

  • metadata, 5.5, 5.11

  • periodicity, 5.6 timeliness, 5.6

  • Purchasing power parities

  • calculation of poverty indicators and, 8.18

Q

  • Quality dimension of the data component detail, 2.20

    • cross-checks and reasonableness, 2.20

    • description, 1.11, 2.18– 2.20

    • methodology and data source documentation, 2.19 See also data quality

R

  • Real sector

    • labor market, 4.9 - 4.10

    • national accounts, 4.2– 4.5

    • price indices, 4.17 - 4.19

    • production indices, 4.6 - 4.8

  • Reasonableness of data, 2.20

  • Recorded brief telephone messages, 2.6

  • Retail price index. See Consumer price index. Revisions of the data

  • dissemination of information on, 2.17

  • Role of country coordinators, App. 3 of the GDDS, 1.12–1.14

S

  • SDDS. See Special Data Dissemination Standard

    • SDDS Plus. See Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus Share price index, 6.13 - 6.14

    • Simultaneous release of data to users description, 2.10 “simultaneous” definition, 2.10

    • through a National Summary Data Page, 2.11–2.12

    • Sociodemographic sector education, 8.4 - 8.8 health, 8.9 - 8.13

    • Millennium Development Goals, 1.3, 2.3

    • population, 8.1– 8.3

    • poverty, 8.14 - 8.20

    • Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, 1.3

    • Special Data Dissemination Standard

    • Executive Board approval of, 1.3

    • Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus

    • establishment of third tier, 1.3

    • Statistical cross-checks and reasonableness, 2.20 Stock market

    • share price index, 6.13–6.14

T

  • Timeliness of data, Table 3.1

    • definition, 2.6

    • factors in, 2.6

    • ranges for, 2.7 See also Periodicity of data

U

  • Unemployment

    • “as relevant” basis for data, 4.9

    • compilation measures, 4.13

    • metadata, 4.13, 4.15

    • UNSD 1994, 1.3

    • See also Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

    • United Nations

    • Fundamental Principles of Official

    • Statistics, 2.14 See also Millennium Development

    • Goals

W

  • Wages and earnings

    • “as relevant” basis for data, 4.9

    • description, 4.16

    • metadata, 4.16

    • Withdrawal from GDDS participation, 10.2

    • Wholesale price index

    • description, 4.19

    • World Bank

    • calculation of poverty indicators, 8.18

    • WPI. See Wholesale price index

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Statistics Department

International Monetary Fund

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