Special Data Dissemination Standard

During the financial crises in the 1990s, data deficiencies, by obscuring important financial conditions and trends may have contributed to delaying preventive or corrective actions that might have moderated the economic consequences of unfolding events. In response to the need for transparent disclosure, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has introduced two standards for data transparency: the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) in 1996 and  the General Data Dissemination Standard (GDDS) in 1997. The initiative contributed to improve the range, quality and timeliness of country data  available to the public.

Slovak Republic acceded to the Special Data Dissemination Standard in 1998. Since then, the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic (as well as the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic and the National Bank of Slovakia) has regularly published data in the quality and scope required by the standard. The dates when the data for individual categories are disseminated are published in the Advance Release Calendar. The data are published simultaneously on the website of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic and on the so-called national summary page on portal of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic http://mmf.statistics.sk/sdmx/en.

Metadata are available on following links:

http://dsbb.imf.org/Pages/SDDS/CtyCtgBaseList.aspx?ctycode=SVK&catcode=GGO00