Towards a better SDDS

A necessary condition for transparency in central banking is a uniform accountancy standard for the presentation of on- and off-balance sheet information. At present, there is no such standard for central banks. This shortcoming explains, in part, why the state of central bank finances remains obscure1.

The SDDS emerges

The International Monetary Fund's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), with 53 IMF member subscribers, has emerged as an interim standard for central bank reporting. The

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.centralbanking.com/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: