Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS)

On 4 September 2017, Montenegro allowed public access to data published through the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) within the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (IMF - Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board), which replaced the General Data Dissemination System, GDDS. 

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. 

A mission of the IMF Statistics Department visited Podgorica between 28 June and 4 July 2017 to assist the authorities (the Ministry of Finance, the Statistical Office of Montenegro, and the CBCG) with the implementation of the e-GDDS and the development of a National Summary Data Page (NSDP). Over the past months, the main official statistics producers have worked together to finalise the NSDP, utilising the Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX). The NSDP is now available at the Statistical Office of Montenegro website (NSDP- Montenegro) and the IMF website (IMF - Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board). 

The publication of essential macroeconomic data through the new NSDP will provide policy makers and stakeholders, including investors and rating agencies, with easy access to information critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies.