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Methodology

Contribution to the international coordinated development and updating of the System of National Accounts (SNA) in collaboration with the ISWGNA

Methodological research on issues on the research agenda for the SNA in collaboration with the ISWGNA

Implementation of the SNA

Support of the implementation programme of the 2008 SNA by developing and updating supporting normative standards, training material and compilation guidance for the implementation of national accounts and supporting economic statistics

Providing a statistical capacity building programme for the implementation of the 2008 SNA and supporting statistics through a series of regional and interregional workshops and seminars in collaboration with the regional commissions and regional agencies and through a limited number of individual country technical assistance missions

Intersecretariat Working Group on National Accounts (ISWGNA)

Serving as the Secretariat to the ISWGNA by providing logistical and administrative support to the research and implementation programme of the ISWGNA and the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts (AEG)

Publishing the bi-annual ISWGNA newsletter SNA News and Notes, which contains information on developments in research issues relevant for the SNA and related international standards; clarifications, interpretations and changes in the SNA; country experiences in the SNA implementation as well as publications, meetings and seminars and other relevant information

National Accounts Data

Collection and dissemination of official annual national accounts statistics from countries and their publication in National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables and through UNdata

Preparation of national accounts estimates to complement the official national accounts statistics from countries to obtain consistent and complete time series and their publication in National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates and through the National Accounts Main Aggregates Database website and UNdata

Committee on Contributions (CoC)

Providing services to the CoC of the United Nations through research on the methodology of the scale of assessment (i.e. contributions to the United Nations by Member States), and the actual calculation of the scale of assessment, including the provision of services to the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations in respect to the scale of assessment


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