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Guatemala Implements the International Monetary Fund’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

November 18, 2020

Washington, DC:
Guatemala has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General
Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing essential data through the
National Summary Data Page (NSDP). Guatemala completed the implementation
of the e-GDDS while making remarkable efforts to cope with the effects of
the covid-19 pandemic on data dissemination.

The e-GDDS was established by the IMF in 2015 to support improved data
transparency, encourage statistical development, and help create synergies
between data dissemination and surveillance. The NSDP is a national “data
portal” that serves as a one-stop publication vehicle for essential
macroeconomic data on the national accounts, government operations and
debt, monetary and financial sector, and balance of payments.

The NSDP is hosted by the Central Bank of Guatemala, utilizing the
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange. A link to Guatemala’s NSDP is available
on the IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board. The NSDP contains
links to statistics published by the Central Bank of Guatemala, the
Ministry of Finance, and the National Statistical Institute.

Publication of essential macroeconomic data through the NSDP will provide
national policy makers and domestic and international stakeholders,
including investors and rating agencies, with easy access to information
critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies. Making this
information easily accessible in both human and machine-readable formats
will allow users to have simultaneous access to timely data and bring
greater data transparency.

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Louis Marc Ducharme, Chief Statistician and Data Officer, and Director of
the IMF’s Statistics Department, welcomed this major milestone in the
country’s statistical development: “I am confident that Guatemala will
benefit from using the e-GDDS as a framework for further development of its
statistical system.”

IMF Communications Department


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