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Back Matter

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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

The point of contact in the IMF for the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) is:

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Statistics Department

International Monetary Fund

700 19th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20431, USA

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