In preparing this report, the staff held discussions with officials in the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, National Bank of Romania, and the Ministry of Finance.
Guides to the IMF’s General Data Dissemination System and the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) can be found on the IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board on the Internet at http://dsbb.imf.org.
Metadata refers to information about the data, such as how data are compiled and disseminated, data coverage, periodicity, timeliness, and plans for improvement.
This framework, which draws upon work done in the Fund and in other organizations, especially national statistical offices, focuses on six areas vital to the production and dissemination of statistics. These areas are the statistical infrastructure, including the legal and material basis for data production; the conceptual framework; the nature and characteristics of the source data, the statistical techniques used to compile the data; the serviceability or usefulness of the data compiled; and the accessibility of the data and metadata.
Module of the Family Budget.
It should be noted that the NBR’s financial summary balance sheet, prepared once a year, incorporates full accrual accounting principles. The financial statement is published in the NBR’s Annual Report, but it does not provide sufficient detail for analysis.
The major divergence from the internationally accepted residency rule concerns accounts of international organizations, which are treated as domestic assets and liabilities.