Handbooks, Guidelines and Training Manuals


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Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

  Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (2002)
  SALES NO.: 02.XVII.10
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 17 MB)
French (PDF 22 MB)
Chinese (PDF 19 MB)
Russian (PDF 19 MB)
English (PDF 18 MB)
Spanish (PDF 16 MB)
  Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Computerization (1998)
  SALES NO.: 98.XVII.10
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 8.1 MB)
French (PDF 8.2 MB)
Chinese (PDF 9.3 MB)
Russian (PDF 11.8 MB)
English (PDF 8 MB)
Spanish (PDF 7.7 MB)
  Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System: Developing Information,
Education and Communication
(1998)
  SALES NO.: 98.XVII.4
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 18.8 MB)
French (PDF 16.7 MB)
Chinese (PDF 20.1 MB)
Russian (PDF 28.5 MB)
English (PDF 16.2 MB)
Spanish (PDF 22.3 MB)
  Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance (1998)
  SALES NO.: 98.XVII.11
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 27.3 MB)
French (PDF 34.1 MB)
Chinese (PDF 27.9 MB)
Russian (PDF 40 MB)
English (PDF 22.7 MB)
Spanish (PDF 28.2 MB)
  Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System: Policies
and Protocols for the Release and Archiving of Individual Records
(1998)
  SALES NO.: 98.XVII.6
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 2.6 MB)
French (PDF 2.8 MB)
Chinese (PDF 1.5 MB)
Russian (PDF 4.1 MB)
English (PDF 68 KB)
Spanish (PDF 3 MB)
  Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Preparation of a Legal Framework (1998)
  SALES NO.: 98.XVII.7
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 21.5 MB)
French (PDF 18.5 MB)
Chinese (PDF 22.8 MB)
Russian (PDF 26.4 MB)
English (PDF 23 MB)
Spanish (PDF 24.2 MB)
  Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods, Vol. I: Legal, Organization and Technical Aspects (1991)
  SALES NO.: 91.XVII.5
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 6 MB)
French (PDF 9 MB)
Chinese
Russian (PDF 9.7 MB)
English (PDF 10 MB)
Spanish (PDF 8.6 MB)
  Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods, Vol. II: Review of National Practices (1984)
  SALES NO.: 84.XVII.11    
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 5.3 MB)
French (PDF 6.6 MB)
Chinese
Russian (PDF 8 MB)
English (PDF 7 MB)
Spanish (PDF 6.6 MB)
  Handbook of Vital Statistics Methods (1955)
  SALES NO.: 55.XVII.1    
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 26 MB)
Spanish
  Report on the Inter-American Seminar for Biostatistics (1951)
  SALES NO.: 55.XVII.1    
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 1.9 MB)
Spanish

Crime statistics

  Manual for the Development of a System of Criminal Justice Statistics (2003)
  SALES NO.: 03.XVII.6
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 2.9 MB)
French (PDF 1.5 MB)
Chinese (PDF 2.1 MB)
Russian (PDF 1.4 MB)
English (PDF 804 KB)
Spanish (PDF 809 KB)
  Guide to Computerization of Information Systems in Criminal Justice, Studies in Methods (1992)
  SALES NO.: 92.XVII.6
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English
Spanish
  Manual for the Development of Criminal Justice Statistics, Studies in Methods (1986)
  SALES NO.: 86.XVII.16
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English
Spanish

Disability statistics

  Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Disability Statistics (2001)
  SALES NO.: 01.XVII.15
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian 
English (PDF 743 KB)
Spanish
Manual for the Development of Statistical Information for Disability: Programmes and Policies (1996)
  SALES NO.: 96.XVII.4
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 367 KB)
Spanish
       
Development of Statistics of Disabled Persons: Case Studies (1986)
  SALES NO.: 86.XVII.17
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 14.3 MB)
Spainsh

Fertility and mortality

  Handbook on the Collection of Fertility and Mortality Data (2003)
  SALES NO.: 03.XVII.11
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 6.8 MB)
French (PDF 1.6 MB)
Chinese (PDF 2.8 MB)
Russian (PDF 1.4 MB)
English (PDF 3.1 MB)
Spanish (PDF 4.1 MB)
       
  Methods for Estimating Adult Mortality (2002)
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 6.6 MB)
Spanish
   
  Manual X Indirect Techniques for Demographic Estimation (1983)
  SALES NO.: 83.XIII.2
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French (PDF 26 MB)
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 24 MB)
Spanish (PDF 23 MB)

Gender statistics

  Integrating a gender perspective into statistics
  SALES NO.: E.13.XVII.9
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English
Spanish
  Guidelines on producing statistics on violence against women: statistical surveys
  SALES NO.: E.13.XVII.7
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English
Spanish
  Handbook for producing National Statistical Reports on Women and Men (1997)
  SALES NO.: 97.XVII.10
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English
Spanish
  Methods of Measuring Women's Economic Activity-- Technical Report, (1993)
  SALES NO.: 93.XVII.6
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 7.2 MB)
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 11.4 MB)
Spanish
  Methods of Measuring Women's Participation in the Informal Sector (1990)
  SALES NO.: 90.XVII.16
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 19.7 MB)
French (PDF 19.9 MB)
Chinese (PDF 24.3 MB)
Russian (PDF 25.6 MB)
English (PDF 16.6 MB)
Spanish (PDF 17.5 MB)
  Handbook for the Development of National Statistical Databases on Women and Development (1989)
  SALES NO.: 89.XVII.9
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English
Spanish
  Improving Statistics and Indicators on Women Using Household Surveys (1988)
  SALES NO.: 88.XVII.11
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English
Spanish
  Training Users and Producers in Compiling Statistics and Indicators on Women and Development (1987)
  SALES NO.: 87.XVII.6
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English
Spanish
  Compiling Social Indicators on the Situation of Women (1984)
  SALES NO.: 84.XVII.2
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 8.1 MB)
French (PDF 9.1 MB)
Chinese
Russian (PDF 14.3 MB)
English (PDF 9 MB)
Spanish (PDF 7.4 MB)
  Concepts and Methods for Improving Statistics on the Situation of Women (1984)
  SALES NO.: 84.XVII.3
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 9.4 MB)
French (PDF 8.6 MB)
Chinese
Russian (PDF 16.5 MB)
English (PDF 6.3 MB)
Spanish (PDF 8.3 MB)

Internal migration

  National practices in the definition, collection, compilation and uses of internal
migration statistics (ST/ESA/STAT/88) (1976)
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French (PDF 3.0 MB)
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 6.3 MB)
Spanish
       
  Statistics of internal migration: a technical report (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/23) (1972)
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 3.7 MB)
Spanish

International migration

  National data sources and programmes for implementing the United Nations recommendations on statistics of international migration (1986)
  SALES NO.: E.86.XVII.22
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 14.9 MB)
Spanish
       
  Consolidated statistics of all international arrivals and departures, a Technical Report (1985)
  SALES NO.: E.85.XVII.8
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 7.7 MB)
Spanish
       
  Improvements of statistics on the outflow of trained personnel from developing to developed countries, a Technical Report (1980)
  SALES NO.: E.80.XVII.16
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 6.3 MB)
Spanish
       
  Sex and age of international migrants: statistics for 1918 - 1947 (1953)
  SALES NO.: 1953.IV.15
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 11.7 MB)
Spanish
       
  Problem of migration statistics (1950)
  SALES NO.: 1950.XIII.1
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 14.9 MB)
Spanish

Population and housing censuses

  Post Enumeration Surveys, Operational guidelines (2010)
  SALES NO.: -
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 1.1 MB)
Spanish
  Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing, Rev. 1 (2010)
  SALES NO.: -E.09.XVII.11
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 5.0 MB)
French (PDF 2.1 MB)
Chinese (PDF 2.8 MB)
Russian (PDF 2.9 MB)
English (PDF 2 MB)
Spanish (PDF 3.5 MB)
  Measuring the Economically Active in Population Censuses: A Handbook (2010)
  SALES NO.: -09.XVII.7
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 8.44 MB)
French (PDF 6.57 MB)
Chinese (PDF 8.8 MB)
Russian (PDF 9.09 MB)
English (PDF 10.17 MB)
Spanish (PDF 6.78 MB)
  Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of Census Activities (2009)
  SALES NO.: -
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 9 MB)
French (PDF 10 MB)
Chinese (PDF 3 MB)
Russian (PDF 5.2 MB)
English (PDF 5 MB)
Spanish (PDF 9.5 MB)
  Handbook on Census Management for Population and Housing Censuses (2001)
  SALES NO.: 00.XVII.15/Rev.1
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 2.5 MB)
French (PDF 21 MB)
Chinese (PDF 19 MB)
Russian (PDF 28 MB)
English (PDF 6 MB)
Spanish (PDF 24 MB)
  Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing (2001)
  SALES NO.: 00.XVII.9
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 7 MB)
French (PDF 9 MB)
Chinese (PDF 1.5 MB)
Russian (PDF 11 MB)
English (PDF 1 MB)
Spanish (PDF 9 MB)
  Handbook of Population and Housing Censuses, Part II, Demographic and Social Characteristics (1992)
  SALES NO.: 91.XVII.9
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French (PDF 1.71 MB)
Chinese (PDF 2.43 MB)
Russian (PDF 1.67 MB)
English (PDF 1.74 MB)
Spanish (PDF 1.45 MB)

Population Registers

  Methodology and Evaluation of Population Registers and Similar Systems (1969)
  SALES NO.: 69.XVII.15
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French (PDF 1.31 MB)
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 1.11 MB)
Spanish (PDF 1.01 MB)

Social indicators

  Handbook on Social Indicators (1989)
  SALES NO.: 89.XVII.6
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 7.8 MB)
Spanish (PDF 9.6 MB)

Surveys

  Designing Household Survey Samples: Practical Guidelines (2008)
  SALES NO.: 06.XVII.13
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 6.2 MB)
Spanish
  Household Sample Surveys in Developing and Transition Countries (2005)
  SALES NO.: 05.XVII.6
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 3.2 MB)
Spanish
  Sampling Errors in Household Surveys (1993)
  SALES NO.: -
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 7.3 MB)
Spanish
  Follow-up Method in Demographic Sample Surveys (1991) (with Corrigendum at the end)
  SALES NO.: 91.XVII.11
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (2.21 MB)
French (1.88 MB)
Chinese (2.70 MB)
Russian (1.94 MB)
English (1.93 MB)
Spanish (1.41 MB)
  Measuring Literacy through Household Surveys: A technical study on Literacy Assessment and Related Edcuation Topics through Household Surveys (1989)
  SALES NO.: -
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 6.27 MB)
Spanish
  Sampling Frames and Sample Designs for Integrated Household Survey Programmes--Preliminary version (1986)
  SALES NO.: -
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 7.21 MB)
Spanish
  Handbook of Household Surveys (Revised Edition) (1984)
  SALES NO.: 83.XVII.13
  LANGUAGES: Arabic (PDF 29.1 MB) French (PDF 43 MB)
Chinese
Russian (PDF 67.8 MB)
English (PDF 37.3 MB)
Spanish (PDF 42.6 MB)
  Survey Data Processing: a Review of Issues and Procedures (1982)
  SALES NO.: -
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 5.4 MB)
Spanish
  Non-sampling Errors in Household Surveys: Sources, Assessment and Control (1982)
  SALES NO.: -
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 7.75 MB)
Spanish
  Recommendations for the Preparation of Sampling Survey Reports (Provisional Issue), Series C, Rev.2 (1964)
  SALES NO.: 64.XVII.7
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 2.5 MB)
Spanish
  Preparation of Sampling Survey Reports, Series C, No.1 (Revised) (1950)
  SALES NO.: -
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese
Russian
English (PDF 1.2 MB)
Spanish

Time-use statistics

  Guide to Producing Statistics on Time-Use: Measuring Paid und Unpaid Work (2004)
  SALES NO.: E.04.XVII.7
  LANGUAGES: Arabic
French
Chinese (PDF 8.0 MB)
Russian
English (PDF 8.0 MB)
Spanish (PDF 16 MB)