A mission of the International Monetary Fund’s Statistics Department visited Díli during July 25–31, 2018, to support the Timor-Leste authorities’ efforts to create a one-stop public portal for the country’s key economic and financial data, also known as the Timor-Leste National Summary Data Page.
The launching of the data portal would be an important milestone in the country’s quest for a continuous improvement in publication of its statistics. It would also make the Timor-Leste among the initial countries in the Asia Pacific region to implement the enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e‑GDDS), a key international standard for economic data transparency.
The Timor-Leste National Summary Data Page is expected to provide easy public access to information identified as critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies. The Data Page is being developed in coordination with the General Directorate of Statistics, the Ministry of Finance, and Central Bank of Timor-Leste.
This work has benefitted from a project on the Improvement of Data Dissemination in the Asia and Pacific Region, financed by Japan, which aims to assist countries to promote data dissemination under IMF’s data standards initiatives
The Timor-Leste National Summary Data Page will be hosted on the General Directorate of Statistics website and is expected to be launched by September 30, 2018.
 The e-GDDS was established by the IMF in May 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help create synergies between data dissemination and surveillance. It superseded the GDDS, which was established in 1997. A link to the country’s National Summary Data Page will be available on the IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) at: http://dsbb.imf.org.