Guatemala : Technical Assistance Report-Statistics Technical Assistance and Training Evaluation Mission

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publication Date:

November 13, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses the key findings of the report on statistics technical assistance (TA) and training evaluation mission on Guatemala. It is observed that overall users trust macroeconomic statistics in Guatemala. Data-producing agencies viewed TA and training provided by Statistics Department, IMF during 1998–2015 as most effective to improving the quality of statistics. There is broad recognition of the Bank of Guatemala’s key role in producing and disseminating statistics. There was consensus that TA and training were effective and helped enhance data quality of all datasets, but to a modest extent Government Finance Statistics and Producer Price Index. The effectiveness of TA largely depends on capacity built in the main data-producing agencies.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/306

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 13, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513546995/1934-7685

Stock No:

1GTMEA2015001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

50

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