In Brief

Bosnia Launches Open Data Portal

Bosnia and Herzegovina has launched a National Summary Data Page (NSDP) to implement the recommendations of the enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS). The NSDP is a data portal that serves as a one-stop vehicle for publishing essential macroeconomic data in both human and machine-readable formats. The NSDP is hosted by the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina on its website, and is available on the IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB).

Publication of essential macroeconomic data for Bosnia and Herzegovina through the NSDP will provide domestic policy makers and a broad range of stakeholders, including international investors and rating agencies, with easy access to information that the IMF’s Executive Board has identified as critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies. Making this information simultaneously available to all users will bring greater data transparency.

Louis Marc Ducharme, chief statistician and data officer at the IMF, welcomed this major milestone in the country’s statistical development. “I congratulate the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the launch of the portal, an important step forward in data dissemination,” he said. “I am confident that Bosnia and Herzegovina will benefit from using the e-GDDS as a framework for further developing its statistical system.”