Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (eGDDS)


Maldives to Implement the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

A mission of the International Monetary Fund visited Malé during June 12-18, 2019, to assist the authorities with the implementation of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS), which was endorsed by the IMF’s Executive Board in May 2015. The mission supported the development of the National Summary Data Page (NSDP), which will be posted on the Maldives National Bureau of Statistics website utilizing the Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX).

Publication of essential macroeconomic data through the new 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 easily accessible in both human and machine-readable formats, in one place, and according to an Advance Release Calendar, will allow all users to have simultaneous access to timely data and will bring greater data transparency.

The NSDP will be made available and will give users access to full information about Maldives’s essential macroeconomic data by June 18, 2019.


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 e-GDDS supersedes the GDDS, which was established in 1997. A link to the country’s NSDP will be available on the IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) at http://dsbb.imf.org.

18th June 2019

pdf Press Release – Dhivehi

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