Name Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange SDMX
Source SDMX
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Description SDMX aims to ensure that metadata always come along with the data, making the information immediately understandable and useful. For this reason, the SDMX standards and guidelines deal with both data and metadata. The stated aim of SDMX was to develop and use more efficient processes for exchange and sharing of statistical data and metadata among international organisations and their member countries. To achieve this goal, SDMX provides standard formats for data and metadata, together with content guidelines and an IT architecture for exchange of data and metadata.
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Lead Institution SDMX
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Partners Bank for International Settlements (BIS), European Central Bank (ECB), Eurostat, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Bank
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Type Platform
Potential for reuse High
Open source Yes
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Plug & Play No
Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics N/A
Status Implemented
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Target Groups
Statistical Institute
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Private Sector
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  • Areas of technological innovation
  • Technical Infrastructure
  • Areas of management practice innovations
    Data Management
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    Case Study Description The Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment introduced the SDMX standard in order to manage data and metadata
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    Good practices displayed Yes
    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published
    Manage strategic collaboration and cooperation