Published in October 2003, this joint IMF/OECD report on the outcome of the 2001 SIMSDI update highlights the progress made since the 1997 SIMSDI survey and identifies areas where more than 75 percent of countries surveyed now implement the recommended methodology for compiling FDI statistics, as well as those aspects where the majority of countries do not yet follow the international standards. The report includes summary tables showing the practices in 2001 and changes since the 1997 SIMSDI survey for OECD and non-OECD countries, as well as detailed cross-country comparison tables that describe the practices in 2001 of the participating countries (by individual country for the 56 countries that agreed to make their information available to the general public, and in summary form for the remaining five countries).
To supplement the report, summary metadata for each of the 56 countries that agreed to release their information to the general public are also available. These metadata describe the dissemination and compilation practices, data sources, and methodology used by the individual countries in 2001 and indicate whether those practices are in accordance with the international methodological standards for compiling FDI statistics.
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