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