IMF Special Data Dissemination Standard
Special Data Dissemination Standard of the International Monetary Fund
Seeking data transparency and confidence in statistical information, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) established the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS). Its goal is to ensure that the IMF member countries, which seek to gain access to international capital markets, act in accordance with the prescribed requirements in presenting to the public comprehensive, reliable, comparable and timely economic and financial data.
Lithuania subscribed to the SDDS in 1996. On 19 July 2018 Lithuania adhered to the SDDS Plus – the highest tier of the IMF’s Data Standards Initiatives. Implementation of the SDDS Plus within the country is coordinated by the Bank of Lithuania, which is responsible for the application of its requirements with regard to financial sector and the majority of external sector indicators.
Data for the components of the SDDS Plus data categories is published on the National Summary Data Page (Economic and Financial Data for Lithuania) and updated following the data release calendar. Metadata for indicator groups, i.e. information on the content and periodicity of statistical indicators, their collection, compilation, confidentiality and publication practices in the country, is available on the IMF website.