Rwanda National Statistical System (NSS) under the lead of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) began publishing the required macroeconomic data on NISR website - the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). This marks the culmination of efforts conducted in recent period by members of Rwanda NSS working together to publish the data recommended under the IMF’s enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS), while utilizing the Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) technology. This is the transition IMF dissemination platform that Rwanda is using towards subscribing to IMF Special Data Dissemination Standards (SDDS) in the near future.

Publication of essential macroeconomic data through the new NSDP will provide national policy makers and domestic and international stakeholders, including investors and rating agencies, with easy access to information that the IMF’s Executive Board has identified as critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies. Making this information easily accessible in both human and machine-readable formats, and in accordance with an Advance Release Calendar, allows all users to have simultaneous access to timely data, bringing greater data transparency. It also marks a major milestone in Rwanda’s roadmap towards subscription to the IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard.

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. The e-GDDS supersedes the GDDS, which was established in 1997.

The Rwanda’s NSDP is available here

For more information: please contact: Mr. Jean-Claude Nyirimanzi,  Tel : +250 788752476