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Africa in the Doha Round

Africa in the Doha Round »

Source: Africa in the Doha Round : Dealing with Preference Erosion and Beyond

Volume/Issue: 2005/8

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Yongzheng Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451975796

Keywords: Africa, Multilateral trade negotiations, World Trade Organization, Doha Round, preference erosion, special and differential treatment, market access, export markets, tariff cuts, trade barriers,

Improving market access in industrial countries and retaining preferences have been Africa's two key objectives in the Doha Round trade negotiations. This paper argues that African negotiators may have overlooked t...

Annex 3. A Brief History of Data and Statistics at the Fund1

Annex 3. A Brief History of Data and Statistics at the Fund1 »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

In the Beginning … 2 Data provision The provision of data by member countries to the IMF is rooted in th...

Annex 6. Comparability of Data Across Countries

Annex 6. Comparability of Data Across Countries »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

There is a well-established expectation that data presented in IMF documents are broadly comparable across countries, that is, that the same concept is defined and measured the same way everywhere. Economic...

Annex 5. Do Staff Follow the Operational Guidelines on Data Provision for Fund Surveillance?

Annex 5. Do Staff Follow the Operational Guidelines on Data Provision for Fund Surveillance? »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

As part of the 2012 Review of Data Provision to the Fund (IMF, 2012b), the IMF Statistics Department (STA) and Strategy, Policy, and Review Department (SPR) jointly reviewed a sample of 50 staff reports for...

Annex 4. Key Data-Related Findings in Selected IEO Evaluations and IMF Policy Reviews1

Annex 4. Key Data-Related Findings in Selected IEO Evaluations and IMF Policy Reviews1 »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

IEO Evaluations IMF Response to the Financial and Economic Crisis (2014) While data shortfalls may not have been the main reason the Fund missed the cr...

Annex 1. Key IMF Databases and Data Initiatives

Annex 1. Key IMF Databases and Data Initiatives »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

This annex provides a brief, but non-exhaustive, description of two of the most important IMF databases, IMF data dissemination standards, and recent or revamped IMF data-related initiatives. For more inform...

Annex 7. Past Work on Data Management Issues at the IMF

Annex 7. Past Work on Data Management Issues at the IMF »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

Studies of the Fund’s data management problems date at least from the 1960s. The following selectively documents the many efforts by the Fund to tackle these problems: 1...

Annex 2. Summary of Background Papers and Document

Annex 2. Summary of Background Papers and Document »

Source: Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

BP/16/01. The Rules of the Game: Data-Related Mandate, Obligations, and Practices at the IMF This paper describes the evolution of and current set of obligations and practices for da...

2. Asia: At Risk of Growing Old before Becoming Rich?

2. Asia: At Risk of Growing Old before Becoming Rich? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Asia and Pacific : Preparing for Choppy Seas

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Ranil Salgado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475575064

Introduction and Main Findings In past decades, Asia has benefited significantly from demographic trends, along with strong policies. Many parts of Asia, particularly East Asia, reap...

Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF
			: An IEO Evaluation

Behind the Scenes with Data at the IMF : An IEO Evaluation »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498385985.017

ISBN: 9781498385985

Keywords: data, data quality, data provision, data assets, surveillance, resources, International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, IMF, IEO

This report examines whether the IMF has effectively leveraged an important asset: data. It finds that in general, the IMF has been able to rely on a large amount of data of acceptable quality, and that data provis...