Using Metadata Standards to Improve National and IMF DATA

  • Nalini Umashankar
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 390)


Metadata standardization leads to greater efficiencies and lower costs in global exchange and internal production of data. Use of metadata standards enhances the accountability of countries for providing quality information about their economy and improves the understanding of data by users. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) experience, as outlined in this paper, demonstrates how metadata standards have resulted in faster, cheaper and more consistent production and dissemination of data.


International Monetary Fund IMF Metadata standards 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nalini Umashankar
    • 1
  1. 1.International Monetary FundUSA

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