Interim Report for the Eighth Review of the Fund’s Data Standards Initiatives

Date: February 8, 2011
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Summary:This paper notes developments in the data standards initiatives since the Board discussions on the Seventh Review of the Fund’s Data Standards Initiatives (December 2008) and on Broadening Financial Indicators in the SDDS (March 2010). It explores themes that would be relevant for the Eighth Review, currently scheduled for early 2012. As one major theme, it seeks Directors’ feedback on a proposal for a possible enhanced data dissemination standard (SDDS Plus, a new tier within the existing data dissemination framework) that would be primarily intended for IMF member subscribers to the SDDS with systemically important financial sectors while contributing to address further the data gaps revealed in the global crisis. This new initiative would be designed to enhance and supplement, but not to replace, the SDDS.

Series : Policy Paper
Subject(s): Special Data Dissemination Standard | Data quality assessment framework | Financial soundness indicators | Flexible Credit Line | Precautionary Credit Line | Data collection | General Data Dissemination System