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Fiji Implements the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

September 13, 2018

Fiji has launched a National Summary Data Page (NSDP) in implementing the recommendations of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS). The NSDP is a national “data portal” that serves as a one-stop vehicle for publishing essential macroeconomic data in both human and machine-readable formats. Fiji is among the first wave of countries in the Pacific region to implement the e-GDDS.

The NSDP is hosted by the Reserve Bank of Fiji on its website, utilizing the Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange. A link to Fiji’s NSDP is available on the IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board .

Publication of essential macroeconomic data through the NSDP will provide national policy makers, a broad range of domestic and international stakeholders, including investors and rating agencies, with easy access to information that the IMF’s Executive Board has identified as critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies. Making this information simultaneously available to all users will bring greater data transparency.

To mark this major milestone in Fiji’s statistical development, senior officials of all three agencies in Fiji responsible for macroeconomic data dissemination—Mr. Ali, Governor of Reserve Bank of Fiji; Ms. Konrote, the Permanent Secretary for Economy; and Mr. Waqavonovono, Government Statistician—highlighted the benefits of the new NSDP in enhancing data availability to a broad range of national and international stakeholders and improving transparency.

Louis Marc Ducharme, Chief Statistician and Data Officer of the IMF, welcomed this major milestone in the country’s statistical development. “I congratulate the authorities of Fiji for the launch of the NSDP, an important step forward in data dissemination. I am confident that Fiji will benefit from using the e-GDDS as a framework for further development of its statistical system.”

Background The e-GDDS was endorsed by the IMF’s Executive Board in May 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help create synergies between data dissemination and surveillance. The e-GDDS supersedes the GDDS, which was established in 1997. A link to the country’s NSDP is available on the IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) at https://dsbb.imf.org .

Watch this short video which gives a broad overview of the benefits of the e-GDDS.

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