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Global community meet to discuss implementation of SDMX, and showcase tools

The third SDMX Global Conference took place in Washington during May 2-4, 2011.  Hosted by the World Bank and IMF, the conference was attended by more than 200 officials from 90 countries, as well as all major international agencies and six vendors including Google.

The Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, also known as SDMX, is the electronic exchange of statistical information and is sponsored by the BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank. Its goal is to develop and promote technical standards, content-oriented guidelines and related implementation tools to foster greater efficiencies and reduce reporting burden associated with the exchange of statistical information

The SDMX Global Conference 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the first global workshop, also held in Washington, D.C., in September 2001 and co-hosted by the IMF and the BIS. The conference was organized by the SDMX secretariat as part of its outreach and training activities to promote the business case for broader implementation of SDMX standards and to seek input for future developments.

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