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Cornelia Hammer, Ms. Diane C Kostroch, and Mr. Gabriel Quiros-Romero

official statistics big data strategy action plan and road map with the wider governance strategy. Eurostat stressed that the typical use of big data in the EU member states will not be in isolation but in combination with already existing data sources ( EC 2017 ). Indeed, the global statistical community is working on demystifying big data and embracing this novel data source as both a challenge and an opportunity going forward. 31. Strategies for integrating big data into official statistics could range from partially to entirely replacing existing statistical

Cornelia Hammer, Ms. Diane C Kostroch, and Mr. Gabriel Quiros-Romero
Big data are part of a paradigm shift that is significantly transforming statistical agencies, processes, and data analysis. While administrative and satellite data are already well established, the statistical community is now experimenting with structured and unstructured human-sourced, process-mediated, and machine-generated big data. The proposed SDN sets out a typology of big data for statistics and highlights that opportunities to exploit big data for official statistics will vary across countries and statistical domains. To illustrate the former, examples from a diverse set of countries are presented. To provide a balanced assessment on big data, the proposed SDN also discusses the key challenges that come with proprietary data from the private sector with regard to accessibility, representativeness, and sustainability. It concludes by discussing the implications for the statistical community going forward.
International Monetary Fund

November 2006, when the CBI started to appreciate the currency to counter dollarization and reduce inflation. 7. Progress has been made in preparing restructuring programs for Rafidain and Rasheed banks (structural benchmarks; Table 2 ). The authorities have developed, with assistance of the World Bank and other donors, a comprehensive and detailed Banking Reform Strategy Action Plan for the two banks. Once this action plan has been officially adopted, the authorities will assign specific responsibilities and timelines for each of the two banks, including their

International Monetary Fund

be undertaken to complement the audit. Directors encouraged the rapid implementation of the recently approved Anti Money Laundering Act, and welcomed the adoption of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy Action Plan and the approval of the Anti-Corruption Act. Directors welcomed the authorities’ plans to remove key bottlenecks to economic activity in Tanzania, particularly those to upgrade the energy and transport infrastructure and to further modernize and simplify the legal framework governing business activity. They encouraged vigorous implementation of the

International Monetary Fund

combats corruption. The government launched the second National Anti-Corruption Strategy Action Plan (NACSAP II) in December 2006 and parliament approved a new Anti-Corruption Law in April 2007. The law will go a long way towards strengthening the fight against corruption in Tanzania, through among other means, strengthening the Prevention of Corruption Bureau (PCB). My government is working closely with the Fund on the special audit of the BOT accounts related to external payment arrears (EPA), as detailed in its supplementary letter of intent of February 8, 2007. The