Data dissemination practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina meet many of the General Data Dissemination System recommendations for dissemination of macroeconomic statistics in terms of coverage, periodicity, and timeliness. Executive Directors suggest strengthening the mandate of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Agency for Statistics (BHAS) to coordinate a cohesive national statistical program, finalizing and publishing the constant price gross domestic product (GDP) estimates and the expenditure components of GDP. It is also recommended that data validation at all stages be improved and that the accuracy and reliability of the final results be enhanced.
This Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes data module provides an assessment of Chad’s macroeconomic statistics against the recommendations of the General Data Dissemination System complemented by an assessment of data quality based on the IMF’s Data Quality Assessment Framework. The assessment reveals that Chad’s performance on macroeconomic statistics is weak in national accounts and government finance statistics. In addition, there is room for improvement in monetary and balance of payments statistics.
This paper discusses key findings of the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on Data Module for Pakistan. Based on the review of Pakistan’s statistical practices, recommendations are made that are aimed at strengthening Pakistan’s adherence to the internationally accepted practices, as well as at enhancing the usefulness of its monetary statistics. For the central bank’s survey, it is recommended to revalue the State Bank of Pakistan’s Fund positions and gold assets on a monthly basis at end-month market exchange rates and market gold prices.