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Handbook on Tendency Surveys (UN)
Released:2016
Description:The “Handbook on Tendency Surveys” aims to provide best practices and harmonized principles on tendency survey sample selection, questionnaire design, survey questions, survey execution, data processing and the use of composite tendency indicators. These surveys provide qualitative information that cannot be collected using other quantitative statistical methods. They also serve as an integral part of an early warning system because they provide information about the occurrence and timing of upturns and downturns of the economy.
PDF version:English    
 
Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual and Compilation Guide (IMF)
Released:2016
Description:The “Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual and Compilation Guide” combines and updates the concepts, definitions, and recommendations contained in the 2000 Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual (MFSM) and the 2008 Monetary and Financial Statistics Compilation Guide (MFS Guide), to align it with the 2008 SNA, the sixth edition of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6), and the Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (GFSM 2014). The Manual offers a set of tools for identifying, classifying, and recording stocks and flows of financial assets and liabilities. At the same time, it assists compilers responsible for monetary data collection at the national level with practical recommendations on the classification, valuation, and sectoring of financial assets and liabilities for monetary statistics purposes, with special emphasis on borderline cases.
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Compilation Guide on Land Estimation (Eurostat and OECD)
Released:2015
Description:The “Compilation Guide on Land Estimation” provides conceptual and practical guidance to statisticians concerning the estimation and valuation of land and to increase international comparability. The guide clarifies theoretical concepts and proposes a breakdown of land into categories so that international comparisons can be more easily made. It also discusses possible data sources, elaborates direct and indirect estimation methods and addresses several special estimation cases. The guide presents (an elaboration of) the information that is available on this topic in the 2008 SNA and in the European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA 2010) in a systematic and accessible way. The Guide can also be downloaded from Eurostat at the following link:(http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/3859598/6893405/KS-GQ-14-012-EN-N.pdf)
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Foreign trade reported by non-residents: Recommendations for compilers of national accounts and balance of payments statistics (Eurostat and OECD)
Released:2015
Description:The principle of the change of economic ownership required by 2008 SNA / ESA 2010 and BPM6 presents particular challenges in the case of recording foreign trade reported by non-residents. Recommendations for compilers of national accounts and balance of payments statistics were elaborated, with a focus on practical steps to identify and measure the different possible cases. These recommendations are published in a note on Eurostat's website. The Guide can also be downloaded from Eurostat at the following link (http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/4187653/7102126/ESA-2010-note/3474d0b4-c358-41ed-8aa0-d13b6b828c99)
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Guide to Measuring Global Production (ECE)
Released:2015
Description:The “Guide on Measuring Global Production”, which follows on a previous publication entitled The “Impact of Globalization on National Accounts”, was finalized and published by the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) in 2015. The new Guide provides comprehensive recommendations to compilers of national accounts, balance of payments and related economic statistics on the collection, production and analysis of data related to global production arrangements. It presents the experience of different countries in producing statistics on global production and also identifies a number of unresolved conceptual challenges and emerging globalization phenomena that have to be addressed in future. The Guide can also be downloaded from UNECE at the following link (http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/stats/publications/2015/ECE_CES_38.pdf)
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Guidelines on statistical business registers (ECE)
Released:2015
Description:The “Guidelines on Statistical Business Registers” (SBR), published by ECE in 2015, provide practical guidance and recommendations on the establishment and maintenance of statistical business registers. The Guidelines consist of 12 chapters – an introductory chapter followed by substantive chapters dealing with the roles of the SBR; coverage; statistical units and their characteristics; data sources; maintenance; frame methodology; dissemination; quality; organizational, database and other IT issues; and topics for further work and research. The Guidelines include also a number of annexes on methodological issues and country examples, and an extensive glossary.
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External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (IMF)
Released:2013
Description:The “2013 External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users” (2013 EDS Guide) provides comprehensive guidance for measurement, compilation, analytical use, and presentation of external debt statistics. The 2013 EDS Guide was prepared by the IMF under the joint responsibility of the nine organizations of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Finance Statistics (TFFS) in close consultation with national compilers of external debt, balance of payments, and international investment position statistics. The guide updates the 2003 EDS Guide to address the changes introduced by BPM6. The EDS Guide is available at http://www.tffs.org/edsguide.htm
PDF version:English    
 
WORLDBANK: The 2008 SNA - compilation in brief (A complement to the 2008 SNA)
Released:2013
Description:From time to time the idea of devising a simplified SNA has been floated for developing countries. With this background the World Bank has undertaken the preparation of two handbooks to help extend the implementation of the SNA in countries such as these. This is one of the new handbooks. It suggests that the way to extend the range of implementation of the whole system, however, is not a simplification of the basic theory of the SNA but a simplification of compilation practices. Ideally this should be a first step towards a more extensive coverage of the accounts but even the simplified accounts should serve to make users aware of the potential of the whole system and give the compilers courage to build on these first steps.
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WORLDBANK: The 2008 SNA - concepts in brief (A complement to the 2008 SNA)
Released:2013
Description:From time to time the idea of devising a simplified SNA has been floated for developing countries. With this background the World Bank has undertaken the preparation of two handbooks to help extend the implementation of the SNA in countries such as these. This is one of the new handbooks. It is not only strictly consistent with the full text of the 2008 SNA, but uses that text. However, by setting aside some aspects of limited (or possibly no) relevance to many small developing countries, such as a description of sophisticated financial instruments and some possible elaboration of links to other systems, the 600 pages of the full text of the 2008 SNA is reduced to one third of this. The document carefully enumerates what has been omitted so that the reader is aware of these and able to turn to the more extended volume if required.
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EUROSTAT: Essential SNA: Building the basics
Released:2012
Description:Within the framework of statistical cooperation, Eurostat is conducting a series of projects that aim at a successful implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA) in the Least Developed Countries, micro-states and other countries that have not yet implemented the SNA. The handbook "Essential SNA Building the Basics" intends to support a successful implementation of the SNA, giving instruments to make an analysis of basic data when preparing national accounts statistics for the first time or improving the existing situation. The version 2012 contains improved and more complete descriptions of specific methodological aspects, as for example information about volume measure, useful for the implementation and development of the SNA.
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Printed version:English    
 
OECD: Handbook on Deriving Capital Measures of Intellectual Property Products
Released:2010
Description:The latest System of National Accounts (the 2008 SNA) explicitly recognises, for the first time, that expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) should be recorded as capital formation. This is a natural extension to the 1993 SNA, which recommends recording many acquisitions of software and databases, mineral exploration, and entertainment, artistic and literary originals as capital formation, too. These products have a common characteristic, namely that their value reflects the underlying intellectual property they embody, which is why they are referred to collectively in this publication as intellectual property products (IPPs). But they also share another important characteristic: their measurement is not straightforward, and in the absence of clear guidance it is highly likely that estimates will not be comparable between countries. This Handbook is designed to provide that guidance by considering IPPs collectively, based on their common characteristics, by type, based on any specificities, such as data availability, and by detailed transaction - for example the valuation of IPPs that have been produced for internal use by their developers, the valuation of unsuccessful IPPs, and the production of IPPs produced and made freely available by government.
PDF version:English    
Printed version:English    
 
OECD: Measuring Capital - OECD Manual 2009
Released:2009
Description:Capital - in particular of the physical sort - plays several roles in economic life: it constitutes wealth and it it provides services in production processes. Capital is invested, disinvested and it depreciates and becomes obsolescent and there is a question how to measure all these dimensions of capital in industry and national accounts. This revised Capital Manual is a comprehensive guide to the approaches toward capital measurement. It gives statisticians, researchers and analysts practical advice while providing theoretical background and an overview of the relevant literature. The manual comes in three parts - a first part with a non-technical description with the main concepts and steps involved in measuring capital; a second part directed at implementation and a third part outlining theory and a more complete mathematical formulation of the measurement process.
PDF version:English    Français    Español    
Printed version:English    Français    Español    
 
OECD: Measuring Productivity - OECD Manual
Released:2001
Description:This Manual presents the theoretical foundations to productivity measurement, and discusses implementation and measurement issues. The text is accompanied by empirical examples from OECD countries and by numerical examples to enhance its readability. The Manual also offers a brief discussion of the interpretation and use of productivity measures.
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