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Refers to the principal methods to review, audit, or verify the accuracy of the disseminated data (e.g., internal review, statistical confidence tests, internal audit, audit by outside accountants, cross-checks with other macroeconomic accounts, etc.).

Under the SDDS, this may entail, according to the data category under consideration, the reconciliation of stocks and transactions data; reconciliation of reported data with money and banking statistics, custodian data; differences with partner data or preshipment inspection data; the treatment of differences between GDP compiled for the production approach and GDP compiled from the expenditure approach.

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary + forumtopics.com.

Cross References:
Compilation practices
Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)


Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

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Created on Monday, February 2, 2004

Last updated on Friday, June 14, 2013