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Mauritius participates in IMF's General Data Dissemination System (GDDS)

Mauritius's participation in the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) dates back to September 2000 when its metadata was posted on the Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board of the IMF.

The GDDS is a structured process developed by the IMF in the aftermath of the 1994-95 international financial crisis and focuses on improving the quality of data produced and disseminated. One of its requirements is the preparation of "metadata" for each country adhering to this system.

"Metadata" comprises descriptions of current statistical production and dissemination practices as well as plans for short term and medium term improvements relating to various sectors of the economy. These include the real, fiscal, financial, external and socio-demographic sectors.

Since the year 2000 various improvements in the compilation, production and dissemination of statistical data have been made. Plans for further improvements in the short term and medium term that have been identified include compilation and dissemination of quarterly data on central government aggregates, outstanding public sector debt by currency composition, maturity and creditor category. It is also envisaged to improve the timeliness for the dissemination of other data categories such as production index, producer price indices and merchandise trade.

Further details on the "metadata" for Mauritius and on GDDS are available at the following website:


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