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Vanuatu Implements the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

April 30, 2019

Vanuatu has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General
Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the
National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The page aims to serve as a one-stop
publication vehicle for essential macroeconomic data on the national
accounts, government operations and debt, monetary and financial sector,
and the balance of payments, among others. These data will be disseminated
in both human and machine-readable formats. The e-GDDS was established by
the IMF’s Executive Board in May 2015 to support improved data
transparency, encourage statistical development, and help create synergies
between data dissemination and surveillance.

The NSDP is posted on the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu’s website, utilizing the
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, and is accessible on the IMF’s
Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board at It contains links
to statistics published by official data producers, namely the National
Statistics Office, the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu, and the Ministry of

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
that the IMF’s Executive Board has identified as critical for monitoring
economic conditions and policies. Making this information simultaneously
available to all users will bring greater data transparency.

To mark this major milestone in Vanuatu’s statistical development, Mr.
Gaetan Pikioune, Minister of Finance noted—on behalf of all three agencies
involved in producing Vanuatu’s macroeconomic data— “The implementation of
the e-GDDS would facilitate Vanuatu’s effort in enhancing the quality of
data that are made available for public use.”

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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 congratulate the authorities for the
launch of the NSDP, an important step forward in data dissemination. I am
confident that Vanuatu will benefit from using the e-GDDS as a framework
for further development of its statistical system.”

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