D.  Metadata standards of international and regional organizations 

18.32.        The international availability of appropriate metadata is of great interest to all organizations with global or regional responsibilities. Those organizations have made efforts to standardize their requirements for the scope and structure of the data and metadata that they would like to obtain from countries. Those requirements should be carefully studied by countries, both to improve their metadata collection and compilation, as well as to ensure better compliance with their international and regional data and metadata reporting obligations.


In this section:

D.1. Special Data Dissemination Standard and General Data Dissemination System metadata of the International Monetary Fund

D.2. The Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange content-oriented guidelines on metadata of Eurostat

D.3. Ensuring the consistency of metadata and data reported to international organizations


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