Sudan begins participation in IMF's data System
Sudan has begun participating in the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), marking a major step forward in the development of the country's statistical systems.
The GDDS, established by the IMF in 1997, provides a framework to assist Fund member countries to develop their statistical systems with the objective of producing comprehensive and accurate statistics for policy-making and analysis. It addresses the quality and the dissemination of data.
In addition, the IMF website shows Sudan's plans for improvements in its statistics infrastructure and the related technical assistance needs. This information provides the international community with a useful framework to develop and coordinate their technical cooperation projects in Sudan.
At present, 59 countries are participating in the GDDS and have their data published on the bulletin board. "Sudan had reached a milestone that should allow the country to take full advantage of the GDDS as a framework for the development of national systems for the production and dissemination of economic, financial, and socio-demographic data," said Director of the IMF Statistics Department, Carol Carson. — (menareport.com)
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