12 July 2018

Togo Implements the International Monetary Fund's Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

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Togo has launched a National Summary Data Page (NSDP) in implementing the recommendations of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS). The NSDP is a national data portal that serves as a one-stop vehicle for publishing essential macroeconomic data in both human and machine-readable formats. The NSDP is hosted by the Togo National Statistics office on its website, and is available on the IMF's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board at: https://dsbb.imf.org/egdds/country/TGO/category

Publication of essential macroeconomic data through the NSDP will provide national policy makers and a broad range of 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.

Louis Marc Ducharme, Chief Statistician and Data Officer, and Director, IMF's Statistics Department, welcomed this major milestone in the country's statistical development. "I congratulate the authorities of Togo for the launch of the NSDP, an important step forward in data dissemination. I am confident that Togo will benefit from using the e-GDDS as a framework for further developing its statistical system."

Togo has benefitted from a project on the Improvement of Data Dissemination in Africa financed by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development.

Background

The e-GDDS was endorsed 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 e-GDDS supersedes the GDDS, which was established in 1997. A link to the country's NSDP is available on the IMF's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) at https://dsbb.imf.org.

This short video gives a broad overview of the benefits of the e-GDDS.

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