Friday, June 1, 2018
Gambia has launched a National Summary Data Page
The Gambia has launched a National Summary Data Page (NSDP) in implementing the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS).
The NSDP is designed a s a one-stop-shop for publishing essential macroeconomic data in both human and machine readable format. This very important source of macroeconomic data is hosted by the Gambia Bureau of Statistics on its website, and it is available also on the IMF's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board at https://dsbb.imf.org/e-gdds/country/GMB/category
According to the IMF release, the macroeconomic data through the NSDP will provide national policy makers, stakeholders, including investors and rating agencies, with easy access to information deemed by the Fund's Executive Board to be critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies. "Making this information simultaneously available to all users will bring greated data transparency," the release reads.
Both Gambia's Senior Statistician, Sanna Manjang and the Fund's Director of Statistics welcome this major milestone for it will improve data dissemination as well as providing a framework, through the e-GDDS, for further development of the country's statistical system.