The International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) provides access to the Special Data Dissemination Standard Plus (SDDS Plus), the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), and the Data Quality Reference (DQRS) sites.
- The SDDS Plus was established in 2012 to reinforce and supplement the Fund's Data Standards Initiatives. It builds on the SDDS and its purpose is to assist member countries with regard to the publication of comprehensive, timely, accessible, and reliable economic and financial statistical data in a world of continuing economic and financial integration.
- The SDDS was established in 1996 to guide countries that have, or that might seek, access to international capital markets in the dissemination of economic and financial data to the public. This site provides information about economic and financial data disseminated by member countries that subscribe to the SDDS.
- The GDDS was established in 1997 to guide countries in the provision to the public of comprehensive, timely, accessible, and reliable economic, financial, and socio-demographic data. This site provides information on data produced and disseminated by member countries that participate in the GDDS.
- The Data Quality Reference Site (DQRS), which was created to foster a common understanding of data quality, provides access to contributions in the field and includes a selection of articles and other sources related to data quality issues.
The Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) is published and maintained by the International Monetary Fund as a service to its membership. It contains: (i) submissions of Fund members that subscribe to the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) of information (metadata) on data and data dissemination practices; (ii) submissions of Fund members that participate in the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) on information (metadata) regarding practices on data production and dissemination and plans for improvement of these practices in place at the time of the original submissions or updates thereof; and (iii) hyperlinks to data sites not maintained by the Fund. The Fund makes no warranties, express or implied, regarding: (i) the metadata published by the Fund; (ii) the continued observance by members of the practices described in the metadata; (iii) the data referred to in the metadata; (iv) the performance of the hyperlinks or the DSBB site generally; or (v) the contents of data sites accessed through hyperlinks. The Fund shall not be liable for any losses or damages incurred in connection with the DSBB and hyperlinks.