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Why are the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative and the SDDS Plus Relevant for Financial Stability Analysis?

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  • Robert M. Heath
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    In the wake of the recent global crisis the international community is giving an increased focus on stability of the financial system, so-called financial stability analysis. With the increasing need for data sets to undertake this analysis, the question naturally arises as to what types of data are needed? While various data initiatives are underway, two initiatives at the forefront are: (1) the IMF/FSB G-20 Data Gaps Initiative (DGI) created by the international statistical community and endorsed by the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors as well as the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial Committee, and (2) the new Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus (SDDS Plus), aimed particularly at economies with systemically important financial sectors. This paper explains the relevance of the DGI for financial stability analysis and the close link with the SDDS Plus. The importance of the SDDS Plus in promoting the dissemination to the public of a core set of data for financial stability analysis is emphasized.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 13/6.

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    Length: 32
    Date of creation: 11 Jan 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:13/6

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    Keywords: Financial systems; Financial statistics; Special Data Dissemination Standard; Group of Twenty; Financial stability; Global crisis; financial stability; data dissemination; sectoral accounts; cross-border linkages; government debt; financial institutions;

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    1. Claudio Borio & Mathias Drehmann, 2009. "Assessing the risk of banking crises - revisited," BIS Quarterly Review, Bank for International Settlements, March.
    2. Christian Schmieder & Tidiane Kinda & Nassim N. Taleb & Elena Loukoianova & Elie Canetti, 2012. "A New Heuristic Measure of Fragility and Tail Risks: Application to Stress Testing," IMF Working Papers 12/216, International Monetary Fund.
    3. Yuko Hashimoto & Konstantin M. Wacker, 2012. "The Role of Risk and Information for International Capital Flows: New Evidence from the SDDS," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 124, Courant Research Centre PEG.
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