The IMF s Data Dissemination Initiative After Ten Years

Author: William Edward Alexander
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451920652
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The Data Dissemination Initiative was launched in the mid-1990s as part of a broader internationally-agreed-upon initiative to strengthen transparency and promote good governance practices by establishing standards and codes. Ten years later, the initiative is viewed as an integral part of the international financial architecture, and is considered to have improved the functioning of international financial markets and contributed to global financial stability. This volume reviews certain aspects of the development of and experience with the initiative over the past decade, and concludes by reflecting on potential challenges ahead and possible enhancements.

The IMF s Data Dissemination Initiative After 10 Years

Author: William Edward Alexander
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1589067002
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The Data Dissemination Initiative was launched in the mid-1990s as part of a broader internationally-agreed-upon initiative to strengthen transparency and promote good governance practices by establishing standards and codes. This volume reviews certain aspects of the development of and experience with the initiative.

konomie sichtbar machen

Author: Barbara Grimpe
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839416086
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Nationalökonomien und ihre Verschuldung sind eigentlich unüberschaubar. Am Beispiel sogenannter Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländer zeigt dieses Buch, wie Regierungen und internationale Finanzinstitutionen sich dennoch tagtäglich Übersicht verschaffen: Mithilfe spezifischer Beobachtungstechnologien können weit verstreute Daten in kompakte, ständig reprojizierbare Zahlengestalten transformiert werden. Barbara Grimpe legt dar, dass die Leistungsfähigkeit dieser »skopischen Systeme« allerdings von der veränderlichen Wissenskultur einer vielstimmigen transnationalen Gemeinschaft von Schuldenexperten abhängt. Es wird deutlich, wie kulturell und historisch voraussetzungsvoll es ist, nationale Verschuldung auf kleinstem Raum begreifbar zu machen.

IMF Survey

Author: International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1452752346
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Food Price Crisis, Inflation Risks, Mark Plant, IMF and the Food Crisis, Multilateral Initiative, Middle East Regional OUtllok, Emerging Markets' Resilience, Côte d'Ivoire's Comeback, Ghana's Financial Reforms, Islamic Banks and Financial Stability, Report on IMF Governance, Tom Bernes, News Briefs.

The General Data Dissemination System GDDS A Reflectionon its First 12 Years and Plans for Taking it Forward

Author: Mr. Robin D. Kibuka
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451918399
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The paper reviews the developments in the last 12 years that have influenced the evolution of the IMF''s General Data Dissemination System, leading to reforms to enhance its role. The GDDS itself is part of a broader IMF Data Standards Initiative launched in 1996 to help address macroeconomic data deficiencies, which contributed to the emerging economies'' financial crisis during the early 1990s. The review takes stock of the experience with statistical technical assistance provided to member countries and the ongoing reforms, within and outside the IMF, to strengthen the GDDS. Such reforms are particularly relevant in the context of the ongoing economic and financial crisis, which once again underscores the role of statistics in guiding policymakers to strengthen defenses against future crises.

The IMF s Reserves Template and Nominal Exchange Rate Volatility

Author: Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 145190987X
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The effects of the adoption of the IMF''s International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity Data Template on nominal exchange rate volatility are investigated for 48 countries. Estimation of panel data models indicates that nominal exchange rate volatility decreases following dissemination of reserves template data while the effects of indebtedness and reserve adequacy on volatility exhibit statistically significant changes.

Mainstreaming Statistics in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Approach to Provide for More Effective Technical Assistance

Author: Mr. Robin D. Kibuka
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451912714
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The paper reviews the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) approach and efforts to build institutional statistical capacity to permit evidence-based monitoring of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs). Integrating the PRS approach and statistical development strategies could provide significant synergies in improving the monitoring of the PRSP goals. Mainstreaming the statistical strategies in such development plans should enhance the national priority for statistical reforms and provide a basis for costing such reforms for their incorporation into the medium-term expenditure framework. The paper concludes that such an outcome is likely to facilitate funding for the implementation of these reforms and boost the effectiveness of statistical technical assistance.

IMF Data Standards Initiatives

Author: Ms. Anne Y. Kester
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451908962
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Since the IMF launched the data standards initiatives a decade ago, 145 of its 184 member countries have participated. This 80 percent participation rate reaffirms the importance countries place on data transparency in the globalized economy, which the initiatives promote. The wide participation can be attributed to the consultative process that has allowed for the development of a coherent program that takes account of countries'' capabilities, delineates clear responsibilities between the IMF and participating countries, and establishes effective monitoring procedures to ensure the credibility of the standards for policymakers, capital markets, and the general public. The approach has also provided checks and balances and fostered accountability. The initiatives may provide insights for the promotion of similar international standards.

Data Dissemination Standards and the Statistical Quality of the IMF s World Economic Outlook Forecasts

Author: Mr. Mico Mrkaic
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1455231401
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This paper analyzes the effects of IMF member countries participation in the IMF’s Data Standards Initiatives (DSI) on the statistical quality of WEO forecasts. Results show that WEO forecasts for SDDS subscribers are in general better than for GDDS participants and those member countries than do not participate in the DSIs. Policy implications are that the DSI positively affect the statistical quality of forecasts and by extension improve the necessary conditions for multilateral surveillance and the provision of member countries with high quality policy advice.