International Data Standards in Country Open Data Platforms

This course, presented jointly by AfDB and the IMF’s Statistics Department, focuses on the collection, presentation and dissemination of economic and financial statistics, as well as on the practical aspects of dissemination of NSDP data. The course introduces international statistical data standards, SDMX, and standardized codes, and their role in enabling easier data exchange. It also provides handson experience using the Open Data infrastructure for data submission to the IMF. The course is organized as a case study, providing hands-on training.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: 

• Explain the benefits of the Open Data Platform for streamlining data dissemination of official statistics. 

• Use ODP for hosting their country’s National Summary Data Page, including: 

• creating and updating datasets on ODP for data dissemination; 

• creating “dashboards” on ODP for the visualization of datasets content; 

• enabling machine-readable SDMX dissemination on the ODP; and 

• maintaining the country’s National Summary Data Page (NSDP). 

• Implement sound governance practices for managing data content of the ODP. 

• Adopt the ODP for the implementation of the e-GDDS NSDP.