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Standards and Codes



International Standards: Background Paper on Strengthening Surveillance, Domestic Institutions, and International Markets

Prepared by the Policy Development and Review Department


March 5, 2003

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Contents


I.   Introduction
 
II.   Overview of the Standards Initiative: Member Participation and the Structure and Coverage of ROSCs
  A.  
Participation in the Initiative
  B.  
The Structure and Coverage of ROSCs
   
III.   ROSCs and Surveillance
  A.  
How Have ROSCs Influenced Surveillance?
  B.  
Trends in Country Coverage of ROSCs in Staff Reports
  C.  
How Observance of Standards Was Addressed in Cases Where a Member Did Not Volunteer for a ROSC
 
IV.   Strengthening Domestic Institutions
 
V.   Outreach and Feedback on the Standards Initiative
  A.  
Fund and Bank Outreach Seminars
  B.  
Bank-Fund Conference on International Standards and Codes
  C.  
Annual Meetings Seminar on Standards and Transparency
  D.  
Other Outreach Activities Organized by the Fund and Bank
  E.  
Outreach Activities and Conferences Organized by Others
   
VI.   Private Sector Views and Initiatives
  A.  
Survey of Private Sector Views on Standards and Codes
  B.  
Private Sector Initiatives on Standards
 
Text Tables
1.   Use of ROSCs by Staff and Authorities
2.  
Staff Report Coverage of Macroeconomic Issues in ROSCs by Economy Classification and Standard Assessed
Boxes
1.   The Quality of ROSCs
2.  
ROSCs and Institution Building
3.  
NEPAD and the Standards and Codes Initiative
   
Appendices
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