Common statement by the sponsor organisations

The BIS (Bank for International Settlements), ECB (European Central Bank), EUROSTAT (Statistical Office of the European Union), IMF (International Monetary Fund), OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), UN (United Nations), and the World Bank have joined together to focus on business practices in the field of statistical information that would allow more efficient processes for exchange and sharing of data and metadata within the current scope of our collective activities.

The Sponsor Organisations created common (SDMX) technical and statistical standards and guidelines, together with an IT architecture and IT tools, to be used for the efficient exchange and sharing of statistical data and metadata.

Standardised file formats for data and metadata and standardised contents of these files are the pre-condition for the automated production, processing and exchange of SDMX data and metadata files between national and international statistical organisations.

Representatives of the Sponsor Organisations in the SDMX Sponsors’ Committee

  Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Mr. Bruno TISSOT
Head of Statistics and Research Support
Monetary and Economic Department
Bank for International Settlements
CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland

  Eurostat (the Statistical Office of the European Union)
Mr. Jean-Pierre PONCELET
Acting Director, Standards; Dissemination; Cooperation in the European Statistical System
Bâtiment Bech, 5, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg

  Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Chief Statistician
2, rue André Pascal
F-75775 Paris Cedex 16

  European Central Bank (ECB)
Ms Caroline WILLEKE
Deputy Director General Statistics
European Central Bank
Postfach 16 03 19
D-60066 Frankfurt am Main

  International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Chief Statistician, Data Officer, and Director of the Statistics Department
International Monetary Fund
700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431

  United Nations (UN)
United Nations Statistics Division
New York, NY 10017

  The World Bank Group (WB)
Ms. Haishan FU
Development Data Group, Development Economics
1818 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20433