The mission team was headed by Ms. Claudia Dziobek and included Messrs. Thomas Alexander, Philippe de Rougemont, Satoru Hagino, and Ms. Marie Montanjees (all Statistics Department), Mr. David Hughes (expert) and Ms. Maria Delia M. Araneta (STA—Staff Assistant). Mr. Charles Enoch joined the mission for the last several days.
A detailed description of the SDDS can be found on the IMF’s website on the Internet at http://dsbb.imf.org.
Monitoring is carried out against the release dates stated in the advance release calendars and the metadata, i.e., to verify not only that the data are released according to the calendar but also that the data disseminated correspond to the metadata posted on the DSBB. Other elements of the SDDS are on a self-disclosure basis by subscribers, that is, the subscribers are asked to confirm on a quarterly basis that their descriptions of their practices are accurate.
Information on data quality can be found at the IMF website on the “Data Quality Reference Site” (http://dsbb.imf.org/dqrsindex.htm).
See also the Generic Framework set out in Appendix II of the accompanying detailed assessments volume to this report.
A set of financial accounts was published in June 2002, subsequent to the mission.