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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Address by the Chairman of the Executive Board and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

Address by the Chairman of the Executive Board and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund »

Source: Summary Proceedings of the Fifty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors

Series: Summary Proceedings

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781589065123

Keywords: debt, debt relief, debt cancellation, oil prices, world economy

Mr. Chairman, Governors, honored guests, it is a pleasure to welcome you to these meetings on behalf of the International Monetary Fund. I would like to extend a special welcome to...

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: IMF EXECUTIVE BOARD DISCUSSION OF THE OUTLOOK, SEPTEMBER 2008

ANNEX: IMF EXECUTIVE BOARD DISCUSSION OF THE OUTLOOK, SEPTEMBER 2008 »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2008 : Financial Stress, Downturns, and Recoveries

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067585

Keywords: inflation, current account, fiscal policy, monetary policy, commodity prices

The following remarks by the Acting Chair were made at the conclusion of the Executive Board’s discussion of the World Economic Outlook on September 19, 2008. 1...

Annex IMF Executive Board Discussion of the Outlook, September 2009

Annex IMF Executive Board Discussion of the Outlook, September 2009 »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2009 : Sustaining the Recovery

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068070

Keywords: monetary policy, current account, inflation, banking crises, banking

Executive Directors welcomed signs that the global economy appears to be recovering and that financial conditions have improved markedly. Decisive and wideranging public interventions in key advanced economi...

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...