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Customs Areas of the World

Series: M, No. 30/Rev.2
Sales number: 89.XVII.12
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Price: $5
Revision: Rev.2


This publication describes the customs areas in relation to the geographical areas for most countries or areas of the world. It also notes the existence of free trade areas and free ports. The descriptions are based largely on official information supplied by governments. Where a country has stated that there is a difference between the customs area and the geographical area (e.g., where there exists enclaves and exclaves), mention is made of such differences. Where the customs and the geographical areas coincide, no geographical description is made of the area.

Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) Revision 4

Series: M, No. 34/Rev.4
Sales number: E.06.XVII.10
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Price: $60
Revision: Rev.4


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This publication provides codes for and descriptions of all of the 2970 SITC, Rev. 4 basic headings and corresponding HS07 subheading codes. In addition, in the three appendices are correspondence tables correlating the following: the subheadings of HS07 to the basic headings of SITC, Rev. 4; the basic headings of SITC, Rev. 4 to the basic headings of SITC, Rev. 3; and the basic headings of SITC, Rev. 3 to the basic headings of SITC, Rev. 4. Many countries and national and international organizations continue to use SITC for various purposes, such as for the study of long-term trends in international merchandise trade and aggregation of traded commodities into classes more suitable for economic analysis. SITC, Rev. 4 is available on the UN Statistics Division website. The English version of the publication (Series M, No. 34, Rev. 4) is also available in print and will be translated into all official UN languages in the future.

Commodity Indexes for the Standard International Trade Classification, Revision 3

Series: M, No. 38/Rev.2
Sales number: 94.XVII.10
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Price: $150
Revision: Rev.2


The Commodity Indexes for the Standard International Trade Classification, Revision 3 show the classification according to commodities that enter into international trade. Volume I is an item index and gives a full description of each heading, with additional notes and/or exclusions where necessary, and with a representative list of commodities. Volume II is an Alphabetic Index and lists in alphabetical order, all of the commodities appearing in the Item Index along with the code number of the heading under which they fall. It is thus possible for someone seeking trade data about a specific five-digit commodity to quickly find the code number under which this data will be found in other United Nations publications such as the International Trade Statistics Yearbook.

International Recommendations for Construction Statistics

Series: M, No. 47/Rev.1
Sales number: 97.XVII.11
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Price: $8.5
Revision: Rev.1


This new revision of International Recommendations for Construction Statistics reflects basic statistical approaches adopted in the latest revisions of major international recommendations for economic statistics and statistical standards, including System of National Accounts, 1993 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.94.XVII.4), International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Revision 3 (United Nations publication, Sales No. 90.XVII.11) and Provisional Central Product Classification (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.91.XVII.7).

International Recommendations for Industrial Statistics

Series: M, No. 48/Rev.1
Sales number: 83.XVII.8
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Spanish] Revision: Rev.1


This volume contain the internationally recommended concepts and definitions for use by national and international statistical services in collecting statistical indicators of industrial activity.------ Out of print.

Standard Country or Area Codes for Statistics Use

Series: M, No. 49/Rev.4
Sales number: 98.XVII.9
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Price: $20
Revision: Rev.4


Revision 4 of this set of country or area codes has been updated to 31 August 1999. It provides a list of all populated countries or areas in the world in six languages with their three-digit numerical code and twelve-character abbreviation assigned by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Secretariat and their two and three-character abbreviation assigned by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Additional listings show the country/area composition of macro geographical regions (continental) and component geographical regions, and the composition of economic, trade and other groupings of countries or areas, also with three-digit numerical codes assigned by the Statistics Division for statistical use. Annex tables indicate changes in numerical codes since revision 2 of the publication was issued in 1982. Note: Corrigendums issued: Spanish ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/49/Rev.4/Corr.5; Russian ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/49/Rev.4/Corr.4.
Ongoing M49 updates and revisions of the English and French versions are available at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49.htm [more...]

International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions

Series: M, No. 52/Rev.2
Sales number: 98.XVII.16
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Price: $15
Revision: Rev.2


This publication contains updated recommendations on methodology for compiling international merchandise trade statistics adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in March 1997. These recommendations are an essential references for trade statistics analysis and understanding. They take into account new developments in international trade, national practices of data compilation, new international agreements regarding customs procedures, and previously adopted revisions of methodology of national accounting and balance of payments statistics. They address basic issues such as coverage of statistics and time of recording, trade system, commodity classifications, valuation, quantity measurement, partner country, and reporting and dissemination. The publication also contains detailed lists of goods to be included and excluded from imports and exports; two tables which make it possible to determine, at a glance, how various categories of goods are treated in both the general and the special trade systems; and linkages between statistical concepts and international conventions regarding trade matters.

Directory of International Statistics, v.I

Series: M, No. 56/Rev.1
Sales number: 81.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]Revision: Rev.1


This edition contains in part one a detailed listing of the statistical series compiled by the organizations of the United Nations system and some non-United Nations organizations active in international statistics. References are included to the organizations that collect the data from countries, the publications in which the data can be found, the frequency of the series and whether the series is maintained in machine-readable form. Part two presents an inventory of the machine-readable databases of economic and social statistics by subject and by organization. Technical descriptions of the computer files are linked to the statistical series in part one by subject-matter codes and database identification numbers. This publication is prepared through a joint effort of the United Nations Statistical Division, the statistical divisions of the regional commissions, specialized agencies and other international organizations.------ Out of print.

International Recommendations on Statistics of the Distributive Trades and Services

Series: M, No. 57
Sales number: 75.XVII.9
Languages:Click for help [English][French][Spanish]
This is a revision of the publication issued under the same title in 1970 (Sales No. E.70.XVII.16). It incorporates the views of two expert groups on international trade statistics which met in 1977 and 1980, as well as those of the Statistical Commission. The definitions and the statistical treatment of commodity flows in international trade are discussed under the following headings: coverage of the statistics; trade system; commodity classifications; valuation; quantity measurement; partner country; and supplementary topics.------ Out of print.

Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration, Revision 1

Series: M, No. 58/Rev.1
Sales number: 98.XVII.14
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Price: $15
Revision: Rev.1


This new revision of recommendations on statistics of international migration addresses several contemporary developments: (a) the increased importance of international migration flows worldwide; (b) the greater heterogeneity and variety of migrant subcategories subsumed within the "long-term migrant" category, as internationally defined; and (c) the recognition that countries largely use their own definitions in collecting data and substantial analysis is needed to achieve international comparability. The new recommendations provide a means of integrating the varied types of information available. A framework is provided for improving the quality and the comparability of international migration statistics while facilitating the access of users to meaningful and sound information on key aspects of international migration. The recommendations were based on extensive consultation with national experts and collaboration among international organizations, including the United Nations, Eurostat, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Labour Organisation and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Guidelines on Principles of a System of Price and Quantity Statistics

Series: M, No. 59
Sales number: 77.XVII.9
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This publication covers both index numbers and the series of price and quantity data required to compile them. The guidelines present an interrelated framework within which most work on the collection and compilation of all kinds of elementary series, aggregates and index numbers of prices and quantities may take place. They show how the different kinds of price and quantity statistics and indexes that are required for different uses are related to one another and to suggest methods of ensuring their consistency. Included are chapters on the purpose of guidelines on price and quantity statistics, overall description of the system, the strategy of data collection, the compilation of indexes, and dissemination of price and quantity information.------ Out of print.

Provisional International Guidelines on the National and Sectoral Balance-Sheet and Reconciliation Accounts of the System of National Accounts

Series: M, No. 60
Sales number: 77.XVII.10
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This publication contains detailed guidelines within the framework of SNA on balance-sheet and reconciliation accounts of institutional units only. It does not deal with statistics of the stocks of tangible assets that establishment-type units use in producing goods and services. Chapter I discusses the uses of balance-sheet and reconciliation accounts of institutional sectors; Chapter II deals with the relationship of the proposed guidelines to the transactions accounts of the SNA; chapter III defines national wealth and explains the concept of the independent net worth of corporations. The definition of the statistical units recommended for the balance-sheet accounts and their classification into institutional sectors are discussed in chapter IV. Chapter V proposes schemes of classification for assets and liabilities. The conceptual and practical problems of valuation of assets and liabilities and the entries in the reconciliation accounts, which concern the differences between the capital finance transactions during a period of account and the changes in the balance-sheet figures between the beginning and the end of the period, are discussed in chapters VI and VII. The standard accounts and supporting tables on balance sheets and reconciliations which should be added to the transactions accounts of SNA are shown in chapter VIII. Chapter IX contains a brief discussion of the statistical sources and practical problems of compiling balance-sheet and reconciliation data.------ Out of print.

Provisional Guidelines on Statistics of International Tourism

Series: M, No. 62
Sales number: 78.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
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Social Indicators: Preliminary Guidelines and Illustrative Series

Series: M, No. 63
Sales number: 78.XVII.8
Languages:Click for help *[Chinese]; *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
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Manual on National Accounts at Constant Prices

Series: M, No. 64
Sales number: 79.XVII.5
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This manual brings together work on the development of national accounts, and price and quantity statistics. A System of National Accounts 1993 discusses how SNA can be used as a basis for quantity and price comparisons. The manual reviews in more detail the various conceptual problems involved and gives practical guidance on the compilation of a set of consistent and balanced accounts at constant prices. The Guidelines on Principles of a System of Price and Quantity Statistics outline an interrelated framework for the collection and compilation of elementary and aggregate index numbers of prices and quantities. The recommendations contained in the manual elaborate on that part of the overall framework that relates to the data required for national accounts. The publication reviews: coverage of the accounts at constant prices; valuation; choice of index number; quantity, quality and volume; services; choice between price deflation and quantity extrapolation; value added at constant prices; trade and transport margins; commodity taxes and import duties; and estimation of product at constant prices: problem industries. A list of references is included.------ Out of print.

Manual on Producers' Price Indices for Industrial Goods

Series: M, No. 66
Sales number: 79.XVII.11
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This is the second in a series of manuals, on various practical aspects of collecting and compiling price and quantity statistics within the overall framework of the Guidelines on Principles of a System of Price and Quantity Statistics (UN-30). The first of these - The Manual on National Accounts at Constant Prices (Sales No. E.79.XVII.5) was published in 1979. The present manual deals with statistics of producers' prices of mining and manufacturing output. It includes chapters on the purpose and scope of the manual; index formulae and unit-value bias; survey design; selection and specification of items; selection of reporting units; price observations; weighting and tabulation; changes in commodity specifications; new goods; and order prices versus delivery prices. An annex contains sample questionnaire forms for price collection. A bibliography is included.
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Supplementary Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses

Series: M, No. 67/Add.1
Sales number: 90.XVII.9
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Price: $17


Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses

Series: M, No. 67/Rev. 1
Sales number: 98.XVII.8
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Price: $35
Revision: Rev. 1


Since its earliest years, the United Nations has issued a series of international recommendations on population and housing censuses to assist in planning and carrying out improved and cost-effective censuses. The structure of the revised Principles and Recommendations closely follows that of the previous recommendations. Modifications are made, in part one, regarding operational aspects of censuses. Part two combines topics for population censuses and those for housing censuses. An entirely new part, part three, has been added to highlight the needs of users. It also contains a section focused on the need to consider the relationship between census topics and specific uses of census data. Formats for selected tabulations for each population and housing topic together with a brief statement for users are shown in annexes. References and an index are shown at the conclusion of the publication.

Guidelines on Statistics of Tangible Assets

Series: M, No. 68
Sales number: 80.XVII.2
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This publication has chapters on the uses of statistics of tangible assets, the scope and measurement of the statistics, the relation of the statistics to flow accounts and to balance sheets, statistical units and their classification, classifications of tangible assets, valuation of tangible assets, reconciliation items, tabulation of the statistics and sources and methods of gathering and compiling the statistics. The annex contains various tables for statistics of tangible assets.------ Out of print.

Strategies for Price and Quantity Measurement in External Trade

Series: M, No. 69
Sales number: 82.XVII.3
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This publication is part of a continuing effort by the Statistics Division to develop comprehensive recommendations for national work on price and quantity statistics. It stems from the discussion of price and quantity comparisons in System of National Accounts and Guidelines on Principles of a System of Price and Quantity Statistics. It examines alternative strategies for the measurement of price and quantity in external trade and considers sources of data; approaches to measurement; major problems of pricing; the problem of aggregation; some tentative solutions; and strategies for compiling index numbers. An annex on coverage and structure of index numbers in external trade is included, as is a list of references.------ Out of print.

Classification of the Functions of Government

Series: M, No. 70
Sales number: 80.XVII.17
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Recommendations for the 1983 World Programme of Industrial Statistics:Part One: General Statistics Objectives

Series: M, No. 71/Part One
Sales number: 81.XVII.11
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The 1983 World Programme of Industrial Statistics is the third in a series sponsored every 10 years by the Statistical Commission. The main function of the Programme is to encourage the orderly development of national inquiries into the structure and activity of the industrial sector. Such bench-mark inquiries are provided for in the international recommendations for the compilation of industrial statistics, and a 10-year interval between inquiries has been recommended by the Statistical Commission as an appropriate minimum frequency. Another function of the 1983 Programme is to guide national activity in industrial census-taking, with a view to broadening the scope and improving the comparability of the statistics on industry available at the international level. Both functions are ultimately directed at the improvement of the flow of information on industrial activity and structure as a means of accelerating economic and social development. Part one outlines the nature and content of a programme of national industrial inquiries developed from the international recommendations on industrial statistics. The introductory text describes the history and nature of the Programme and the role of the census and the annual inquiry in an integrated system of industrial statistics. Chapter I covers the scope, statistical unit, coverage, classification systems and reference period of the Programme. Chapter II includes proposals for the items of information that should be collected on each major subject and for the tables appearing in the census publication, with special emphasis on those needed for international comparisons.
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Recommendations for the 1983 World Programme of Industrial Statistics:Part Two: Organization and Conduct of Industrial Censuses

Series: M, No. 71/Part Two
Sales number: 81.XVII.12
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Part two deals with the practical aspects of undertaking the census, beginning with the planning and preparatory phases and continuing through the review of tabulated data to the publication of the preliminary and final results. Annex I discusses practical sampling techniques in industrial censuses, and annex II contains specimen questionnaires. The recommendations should be regarded as a revised and updated edition of parts one and three of the Recommendations for the 1973 World Programme of Industrial Statistics (Sales Nos. E.71.XVII.13 and E.72.XVII.10). Part two of the 1973 recommendations (Sales No. E.71.XVII.16) is still useful as a point of reference.
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Survey of National Sources of Income Distribution Statistics

Series: M, No. 72
Sales number: 81.XVII.7
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This publication analyses the available sources of income distribution statistics in 60 countries. The various approaches taken by the countries provide an indication of the problems involved in establishing meaningful international comparisons of income distribution statistics. Each chapter on a country contains five sections: introduction, standards adopted, data collection, presentation of results, and reliability. In some chapters, where there was more than one source in the country, a section on other sources is included.------ Out of print.

Provisional Guidelines on Standard International Age Classifications

Series: M, No. 74
Sales number: 82.XVII.5
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This publication sets out provisional guidelines on standard international age classification, as approved by the Statistical Commission at its twenty-first session, in 1981. The guidelines were developed on the basis of existing national practices and international recommendations concerning age classification and the comments made by the members of the Statistical Commission at its twenty-first session. Chapter I explains the purpose of standard international age classifications. Chapter II sets forth recommended standard international age classifications for the following: population; family formation, families and households; learning and educational services; earning activities and the inactive; distribution of income, consumption and accumulation; social security and welfare services; health, health services and nutrition; housing and its environment; public order and safety; time use; leisure and culture; and social stratification and mobility.------ Out of print.

Price and Quantity Measurement in External Trade: Two Studies in National Practice

Series: M, No. 76
Sales number: 83.XVII.7
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Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics

Series: M, No. 78
Sales number: 84.XVII.12
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This publication provides a framework for environment statistics whose major objective is to assist in the development, coordination and organization of these statistics. The framework may be used in particular for reviewing environmental problems and identifying variables for statistical descriptions. Other possible uses are assessing data requirements, sources and availability and structuring environmental databases.

National Accounts Statistics: Compendium of Income Distribution Statistics

Series: M, No. 79
Sales number: 85.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Spanish]
Price: $45

This report provides comprehensive statistics on income distribution and the household sector statistics for 57 countries. It includes survey information and country tables presenting income distribution data tabulations based on surveys. The information has been obtained through correspondence with national statistical authorities and from published materials. The purposes of the report are to serve as a guide to available sources of income distribution statistics; to offer suggestions to countries planning to undertake new or repeated studies in this field; to serve as a source of information for future international recommendations on the conduct of income distribution studies; and to provide a basis for future studies on methods of improving the quality of statistics on income distribution.

Model Survey of Computer Services

Series: M, No. 81
Sales number: 91.XVII.12
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[Chinese]; *[English]; [French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
Price: $15

This publication is an essential reference for collecting statistics on computer services. It demonstrates how to organise and implement a survey to collect statistics on production, trade and accumulation from enterprises or establishments engaged in providing computer services. The model survey covers packaged software products, professional computer services, computer processing services, data base services, computer repair and maintenance services. Out of print except for French.

Methods Used in Compiling the United Nations Price Indexes for External Trade, v.II--(Also incorporating quantum indexes)

Series: M, No. 82/v.II
Sales number: 91.XVII.8
Languages:Click for help [English][French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
Price: $20

This volume continues volume I of Series M, No. 82 (Sales No. 87.XVII.4), with details on history, sources of data and methods used by the United Nations Statistics Division in compilation of the price (unit value) indexes of total exports and imports, manufactured goods exports, fuel imports, exports of machinery and transport equipment. It describes the derivation of quantum indexes and indexes of terms of trade for selected countries and for major regions of the world and includes an annex which provides samples of tables published in the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics and a full list of current sources. Out of print except for English and French.

Recommendations on Tourism Statistics

Series: M, No. 83
Sales number: 94.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[Chinese]; [English]; [French]; *[Russian]; [Spanish]
Price: $19.95

This publication contains new recommendations on tourism statistics prepared by the World Tourism Organization (WTO) in line with the resolution adopted by the Ottawa Conference on Travel and Tourism Statistics held in 1991. Part I sets out concepts and definitions of tourism categories, basic tourism units as well as standard classifications of tourism demand concerning transport, duration of trip, accommodation and so on. Included also are definitions and classifications of tourism expenditure, receipts and payments. Part II presents Standard International Classifications of Tourism Activities (SICTA) as a provisional classification for use by countries to better understand the role of tourism in domestic and world economies.

Classifications of Expenditure According to Purpose: Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG); Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP); Classification of the Purposes of Non-Profit Institutions Serving Households (COPNI); Classification of the Outlays of Producers According to Purpose (COPP)

Series: M, No. 84
Sales number: 00.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help [Arabic]; [Chinese]; [English]; [French]; [Russian]; [Spanish]
Price: $20

Classifications of Expenditure According to Purpose: Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG); Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP); Classification of the Purposes of Non-Profit Institutions Serving Households (COPNI); Classification of the Outlays of Producers According to Purpose (COPP) This publication presents four international economic classifications of expenditure according to purpose, COFOG, COICOP, COPNI and COPP, primarily designed to classify transactions undertaken by government, households, non-profit institutions and producers. COFOG is a revised and expanded version of an earlier United Nations document entitled Classification of the Functions of Government (Statistical Papers, Series M. No.70). COICOP, COPNI and COPP were recommended in the 1993 System of National Accounts as international classifications for data compilation and analytical uses, and are presented for the first time in this publication in full detail. These classifications may be used to classify data on purposes of expenditures for the compilation and analysis of statistics on national accounts, consumer price indexes, household and expenditure surveys, government finances, non-profit institutions and producers. For more information, see www.un.org/Depts/unsd/class/class1.htm.

Preparation of Sampling Survey Reports

Series: C, No. 1 (Revised)
Sales number: 1950
Languages:Click for help [English]
Revision: 1


This historically significant document from 1950 provides a set of suggestions for the preparation of sampling survey reports. It is one of the earliest set of international guidelines which dealt with the use of technical terminology in various aspects of the sampling process. It was prepared by the Sub-Commission on Statistical Sampling of the Statistical Commission, whose members were Prof. G. Darmois, W.E. Deming, Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis (Chairman), F. Yates and Prof. R.A. Fisher (consultant). The suggestions in this handbook still provide a useful guide for achieving clarity, comprehensiveness, and international comparability in sample survey reporting.

Recommendations for the Preparation of Sample Survey Reports (Provisional Issue)

Series: C, No. 1, Rev.2
Sales number: 64.XVII.7
Languages:Click for help [English]
Revision: 2


This 1960 United Nations publication of recommendations updates its historical predecessor on sampling survey reporting and sampling methodology, contained in The Preparation of Sampling Survey Reports, Series C, No. 1 (1950). The revised set of recommendations was prepared by an expert group consisting of F. Yates as chairman, P.C. Mahalanobis as vice-chairman, and T. Dalenium, N. Keyfitz, V. Monakhov and P. Thionet. Issued in response to the changes and development in methodological aspects of statistical sampling in the 1950s.

Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) Revision 2

Series: M, No. 34/Rev.2
Sales number: 75.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help [English][French][Russian]
Superseded by SITC Revision 3

Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services

Series: M, No. 86
Sales number: 02.XVII.11
Languages:Click for help [Arabic][Chinese][English][French][Russian][Spanish]
Price: $25

The Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services provides a coherent framework within which countries can structure the statistics they compile and disseminate on international services trade. In order to facilitate countries' adoption of this framework, the Manual builds on existing standards for compilation. The Manual takes both a broader and a more detailed view of international trade in services than has conventionally been the case. It clarifies and describes the various ways in which services are traded internationally. It also provides a detailed classification of services delivered through trade between residents and non-residents, and provides a recommended treatment of the local delivery of services through foreign affiliate trade.

Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System Revision 2

Series: M, No. 19/Rev.2
Sales number: 01.XVII.10
Languages:Click for help [Arabic][Chinese][English][French][Russian][Spanish]
Price: $35
Revision: 2


The Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Rev. 2 is a guide for national governments in establishing and maintaining reliable civil registration systems for legal documentation on events throughout the lifetime of individuals from birth, changes in marital status, and to death. It provides technical guidance on standards, concepts, definitions, and classifications for civil registration and vital statistics to further increase international comparability of data. This publication, supersedes the Principles and Recommendations published in 1973. It includes developments in technology and computing, that can greatly enhance civil registration. It is also an important reference book for teaching and training on vital statistics and civil registration systems in population research institutes, training centers and universities. Companion to this book are series of Handbooks on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems issued by the United Nations over the last several years.

Statistical Territories of the World for use in International Merchandise Trade Statistics

Series: M, No. 30/Rev.3
Sales number: 01.XVII.8
Languages:Click for help [English]; [French]; [Russian]; [Spanish]
Price: $15
Revision: 3


This publication defines each country's customs territory and economic territory and the definition used for international merchandise trade statistics practices. It also gives the basis upon which individual countries compile their trade statistics. For many countries the statistical territory coincides with the customs territory, indicating that many countries use customs records as their main source of statistical data. The results also show that for some countries the statistical territory coincides with the economic territory and the geographic territory. This analysis provides users with a better understanding of a country's merchandise trade statistics, and greatly facilitates international comparisons of external trade data.

Glossary of Terms for the Standardization of Geographical Names

Series: M, No. 85
Sales number: 01.XVII.7
Languages:Click for help [Multilingual]
Price: $35

The Multilingual Glossary of Terms for the Standardization of Geographical Names is edited by the U.N. Editing Service. The objective of the publication (in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic) provides geographical names users with a glossary of words necessary for the better understanding of maps and documents. The objective is to further the worldwide standardization of geographical names, leading towards improved human communications and understanding.

International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Revision 3.1

Series: M, No. 04/Rev.3.1
Sales number: E.03.XVII.4
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Price: $35
Revision: Rev.3.1


The International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC) is the international reference classification of productive economic activities. It provides a set of activity categories for the production of statistics according to such activities. Since the adoption of the original version of ISIC in 1948, the majority of countries around the world have used ISIC or developed national classifications derived from ISIC. ISIC has therefore become an important tool for comparing statistical data on economic activities at the international level. In this update to ISIC, Rev.3, the structure of the classification and the boundaries of its building blocks remain largely unchanged. Explanatory notes are provided in extended detail, allowing for more accurate interpretation of the content and boundaries of individual classes. New activities that have emerged over the previous 10 years are reflected in the new explanatory notes, allowing for easier, more consistent and thus less ambiguous application of ISIC.

Central Product Classification (CPC) Version 1.1

Series: M, No. 77/Ver.1.1
Sales number: E.03.XVII.3
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Price: $110

The Central Product Classification (CPC) constitutes a complete product classification covering goods and services. It serves as an international standard for assembling and tabulating all kinds of data requiring product detail, including industrial production, national accounts, service industries, domestic and foreign commodity trade, international trade in services, balance of payments, consumption and price statistics. Statistics based on CPC Version 1.1 are useful in studying transactions in goods and services in detail and as a basis for developing lists of goods and services for specific purposes, such as price statistics surveys. It has broad acceptance as an international standard and facilitates the maintenance of constant categories of products.

Manual for the national standardization of geographical names

Series: M, No. 88
Sales number: 06.XVII.7
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The manual provides basic information for establishing a national geographical names programme and gives readers further details in selected aspects of the basic trends of geographical names standardization. It is designed primarily to assist countries that do not have an appropriate authority and a specific set of standards for the consistent rendering of their geographical names.

Technical reference manual for the standardization of geographical names

Series: M, No. 87
Sales number: 07.XVII.5
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This manual of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names addresses technical issues regarding national standardization of geographical names and their use in geo-referenced digital databases. It includes detailed information on romanization systems, toponymic data coding, and country names. The first section provides details of romanization systems - for 28 languages/scripts recommended by the United Nations and 17 under discussion. The second section refers to toponymic data transfer standards and formats, providing tables of Roman characters used in different languages, and a draft toponymic data exchange standard. The third section tabulates country names (short and formal names) in the language(s) and writing systems used in an official capacity within each country. The manual is an up-to-date technical reference for those working with digital data and ISO standards, and forms a partner volume to the "Manual for the National Standardization of Geographical Names" published in 2006.

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Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses

Series: M, No. 67/Rev. 2
Sales number: 07.XVII.8
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Since its early years, the United Nations has been issuing a series of international recommendations on population and housing censuses under the title "Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses". These publications are widely used by national statistical offices and census officials in countries throughout the world in planning and organizing their censuses and other related data collection activities, particularly demographic and socio-economic surveys. The recommendations provide guidance on the main characteristics of population and housing censuses and also include general material on census operations and methods, more detailed guidance on the content of censuses, and illustrative tabulations. The current series has been revised to assist countries in preparing for the 2010 round of censuses by taking into account changes in technology, the need for better data dissemination, changes in socio-economic conditions of countries and user needs.

International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC),
Revision 4


Series: M, No. 04/Rev.4
Sales number: 08.XVII.25
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The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) is the international reference classification of productive activities. Its main purpose is to provide a set of activity categories that can be utilized for the collection and reporting of statistics according to such activities. Since the adoption of the original version of ISIC in 1948, ISIC has provided guidance to countries in developing national activity classifications and has become an important tool for comparing statistical data on economic activities at the international level. Wide use has been made of ISIC, both nationally and internationally, in classifying data according to kind of economic activity in the fields of economic and social statistics, such as for statistics on national accounts, demography of enterprises, employment and others.

This fourth revision of ISIC (ISIC, Rev.4) is the outcome of a review process that spanned several years and involved contributions from many classifications experts and users around the world. This process resulted in an ISIC structure that is more detailed than the previous version, responding to the need to identify many new industries separately. The relevance of the Classification has been enhanced with the introduction of new high-level categories to better reflect current economic phenomena.

Classification by Broad Economic Categories
Defined in terms of the SITC, Revision 3 and the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (2002)


Series: M, No. 53/Rev.4
Sales number: 03.XVII.8
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The original Classification by Broad Economic Categories (BEC) was produced in 1961 to provide a means for international trade statistics to be analyzed by broad economic categories such as food, industrial supplies, capital equipment, consumer durables and consumer non-durables. The original BEC was linked to the Standard International Trade Classification. Two revisions of BEC were produced to coincide with revisions of SITC, and a third revision made technical corrections. The current publication provides links between BEC and the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (2002 edition) as well as to the basic classes of goods in the System of National Accounts (consumption goods, intermediate goods, capital goods). Each of the 3,121 SITC headings is correlated to one of the nineteen BEC basic headings, as are 5,222 of the 5,224 HS02 subheadings (two HS02 subheadings fall outside the scope of SITC, Rev.3 and are therefore not correlated to BEC).

International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008

Series: M, No. 83/Rev.1
Sales number: 08.XVII.28
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International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008 was prepared in accordance with the decision of the United Nations Statistical Commission at its thirty-fifth session held from 2 to 5 March 2004 and revises the manual "Recommendations on Tourism Statistics", adopted by the Commission in 1993.
The manual "International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008" provides a comprehensive methodological framework for collection and compilation of tourism statistics in all countries irrespective of the level of development of their statistical systems. Its primary audience is the staff of national statistical offices and national tourism administrations involved in the compilation of tourism statistics. The publication also contains a wealth of information that might be of interest to data users who would like to understand better the nature of tourism data. In addition, general guidance is provided with respect to data sources and data compilation methods, which will be complemented by a forthcoming compilation guide to be released in 2010.

International Recommendations for Industrial Statistics 2008

Series: M, No. 90
Sales number: 08.XVII.8
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The International Recommendations for Industrial Statistics 2008 (IRIS 2008) provides a comprehensive methodological framework for collection and reporting of industrial statistics in all countries, irrespective of level of development of their statistical systems. Part I of the publication comprise international recommendations on industrial statistics relating to statistical units, characteristics of statistical units, data items and their definitions and the data items for international reporting. Part II of the publication contains guidance for implementation of the international recommendations and relate to performance indicators, data sources and data compilation methods, data-collection strategy, data quality and metadata, and dissemination of industrial statistics. IRIS 2008 are consistent with System of National Accounts 2008 and also harmonized with recommendation in other fields of economic statistics such as distributive trade, construction, and other related domains of structural and short-term statistics.

It is intended primarily for the producers of industrial statistics; particularly the staff of national statistical offices involved in the collection and compilation of industrial statistics, but may be also useful to researchers and other users interested in better understanding the nature of industrial statistics.

Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010 (MSITS 2010)

Series: M, No. 86 Rev.1
Sales number: 10.XVII.14
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The Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010 (MSITS 2010) addresses the needs of a variety of producers and users of such statistics. While it is primarily a guide for statistical compilers, it is also a useful tool for governments and international organizations that use statistical information in connection with international negotiations on trade in services. Furthermore, it can aid enterprises and others that need to monitor developments in international services markets.

The revised Manual provides a more detailed classification of services delivered through conventional trade between residents and non-residents than is contained in BPM6. This Extended Balance of Payments Services (EBOPS 2010) classification has been revised in line with existing statistical frameworks. The most significant change was the introduction of 'Manufacturing services on physical inputs owned by others' and 'Maintenance and repair services, n.i.e.' as two new components and the removal of 'Merchanting' from 'Other business services'. The Manual includes a treatment of local delivery of services through foreign commercial presence and takes a further step towards linking these two systems. The Manual provides clarifications on inward and outward FATS, and also describes the links between FATS and the international supply of services The Manual includes a new chapter discussing "modes of supply" described in GATS through which services can be delivered, and elaborates recommendations for a statistical treatment of these modes. Correspondence tables will be provided as online documents between EBOPS 2010 and the Central Product Classification version 2.0, (CPC Ver. 2.0); and the GATS Services Sectoral Classification List (W120). The annex presenting the nature and purpose of the Tourism Satellite Account has also been updated. A new analytical annex will be provided online.

International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions, 2010

Series: M, No. 52/Rev.3
Sales number: E.10.XVII.13
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The International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions 2010 (IMTS 2010) provides a comprehensive methodological framework for collection and compilation of international merchandise trade statistics in all countries, irrespective of the level of development of their statistical system.

The conceptual framework of IMTS 2010 reflects both the multipurpose nature of these statistics and concern for availability of the adequate data sources and data compilation procedures. IMTS 2010 follows an integrated approach to economic statistics including the use, as applicable, of common concepts, definitions, classifications and data compilation strategies.

It is intended primarily for the producers of international trade statistics; particularly the staff of national statistical offices and/or customs involved in the collection and compilation of merchandise trade statistics, but may be also useful to researchers and other users interested in better understanding the nature of trade statistics.

International Recommendations for Water Statistics

Series: M, No. 91
Sales number: 10.XVII.15
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The International Recommendations for Water Statistics (IRWS) was developed to assist countries establish and strengthen information systems for water, which in turn support the design and evaluation of better water policies. In particular, these recommendations: (a) support the collection, compilation and dissemination of internationally comparable water statistics in countries; (b) support the implementation of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEA-Water); and (c) provide the necessary information for deriving coherent and consistent indicators, enabling comparisons over time and between countries from an agreed list of data items.

The IRWS consolidates the experiences and practices of countries and international organizations in the field of water statistics, and was developed in close collaboration and consultations with many countries and international experts. Following this process, the IRWS was adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) at its forty-first session in February 2010.

The UNSC is a functional Commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations that brings together the Chief statisticians from the Member States. As such it is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities, especially the setting of statistical standards, the development of concepts and methods and their implementation at the national and international level.

System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water

Series: F, No. 100
Sales number: 11.XVII.12
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The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water, commonly referred to as SEEA-Water, is a conceptual framework for the organization of physical and economic information in support of water policy design and evaluation. The SEEA-Water is a subsystem of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), which provides the internationally agreed framework for measuring the interactions between the economy and the environment coherent with the concepts, definitions and classifications of the System of National Accounts.

After a rigorous global consultation process, the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) adopted the SEEA-Water. Along with its adoption, the UNSC also encouraged its implementation by the Member States.

The UNSC is a functional Commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations that brings together the Chief Statisticians from the Member States. As such, the UNSC is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities, especially in setting statistical methodological standards and their implementation at the national and international level.

Guidelines on Integrated Economic Statistics

Series: F, No. 108
Sales number: 12.XVII.7
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The motivating source of developing guidance for the operational use of an integrated approach to economic statistics in national statistical programmes has been the benefits of integrated economic statistics for nationally and internationally coordinated economic policy. The methodological and practical guidelines in this publication respond to the recognized need for an integrated approach to increase the coherence and consistency of basic economic statistics for enhancing the quality and analytical value of both basic economic statistics and macroeconomic statistics.

The Guidelines build upon international standards manuals by describing principles and detailed practices for further increasing the consistency and coherence of economic data within countries, over time, and across countries. The role of the System of National Accounts as the integrating framework in economic statistics is emphasized and the full set of relevant conceptual, statistical production and institutional issues are addressed. The various statistical production components of integrated economic statistics are discussed ranging from the use of consistent definitions, classifications, questionnaires, sample frames, data sources and the use of consistent concepts and balancing techniques in national accounts to data dissemination. Issues that play an integral role in the institutional setting for integration, such as strategic planning, legislative framework, governance, human resources, process management, are also highlighted. The applicable practices vary across countries, therefore, practical advice for the reconciliation of economic statistics is covered for the entire spectrum of statistical agencies, from countries with centralized statistical systems that are able to control the entire production process to those with decentralized systems that must harmonize a wide array of data collected by different agencies.

The publication presents general methodological guidance for integration strategies and serves as a compendium of case studies and current existing practical examples covering a broad range of practical aspects and country experiences of the integration of economic statistics.

System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Central Framework

Series: F, No. 109
Sales number: 12.XVII.12
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The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 - Central Framework (2012 SEEA) is a statistical framework that provides a comprehensive, consistent, comparable and flexible set of environmental-economic accounts for policy making, analysis and research purposes.

Agenda 21 adopted at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil called for the establishment of a "program to develop national systems of integrated environmental and economic accounting in all countries". More recently, the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held also in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 reconfirmed that "integrated social, economic, and environmental data and information …. is important to decision-making processes."

In response to the continued need for environmental and environmental-economic information, in 2005 the United Nations Statistical Commission established the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA), an intergovernmental body composed of representatives from national statistical offices and international agencies, with the mandate to revise the SEEA.

Methodology and Evaluation of Population Registers and Similar Systems

Series: F, No. 15
Sales number: 69.XVII.15
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This technical study is a comparative review of information available on continuous population registers and similar systems operating in different countries of the world as of the end of 1967. It is designed to provide some indication of the possibilities of utilizing such registers for obtaining statistical information on individuals, households, families and other units of analysis for potential use in demographic, biologic, medical, sociological and genetic studies.----- Out of print.

Measuring the Economically Active in Population Censuses: A Handbook

Series: F, No. 102
Sales number: 09.XVII.7
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The Handbook provides guidance on the measurement of economic characteristics in population censuses, based on relevant experiences of countries, with a particular focus on the questions used and the requirements for processing of responses. The Handbook is intended to provide census planners with a variety of approaches to assess the questions and methods of collecting economic characteristics used in their national census, as they evaluate the performance in the past decade and plan for the 2010 round of censuses (2005-2014). Users of census results may also find the present text useful when evaluating the quality of census results.

Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework 2008

Series: F, No. 80/Rev.1
Sales number: 08.XVII.27
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The recommendations included in Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework 2008 (TSA: RMF 2008) represent an update of a common conceptual framework for the design of the tourism satellite account that had been initially set up in 2000 by an Inter-secretariat Working Group convened by the United Nations Statistics Division, with the participation of the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The purpose of a Tourism Satellite Account is to analyze in detail all the aspects of demand for goods and services associated with the activity of visitors; to observe the operational interface with the supply of such goods and services within the economy; and to describe how this supply interacts with other economic activities. TSA: RMF 2008 provides an updated framework for constructing a Tourism Satellite Account. It permits greater internal consistency of tourism statistics with the rest of the statistical system of a country, as well as increased international comparability of these data.

Handbook of Statistical Organization

Series: F, No. 6
Sales number: 1954.XVII.7
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System of National Accounts, 2008

Series: F, No. 2/Rev. 5
Sales number: 08.XVII.29
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This flagship publication, System of National Accounts, 2008 (2008 SNA) is the comprehensive statistical framework for economic statistics that provides a consistent and flexible set of macroeconomic accounts for policymaking, analysis and research. It has been produced and is released under the auspices of the United Nations, the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

It represents an update, mandated by the United Nations Statistical Commission in 2003, of the System of National Accounts, 1993 (1993 SNA), which was produced under the joint responsibility of the same five organizations. Like earlier editions, the 2008 SNA reflects the evolving needs of its users, new developments in the economic environment and advances in methodological research. The 2008 SNA is the international statistical standards for national accounting and provide the methodological basis for improving the international comparability of national accounts data.

When adopting the 2008 SNA as the updated new standard of national accounting, the United Nations Statistical Commission encouraged all countries to compile and report their national accounts on the basis of the 2008 SNA as soon as possible. For this purpose, it is scheduled that the 2008 SNA will be made available in the other official languages of the United Nations by 2011.[more...]

Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing, Revision 1

Series: F, No. 82/Rev.1
Sales number: 09.XVII.11
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The Handbook provides guidance on the measurement of economic characteristics in population censuses, based on relevant experiences of countries, with a particular focus on the questions used and the requirements for processing of responses. The Handbook is intended to provide census planners with a variety of approaches to assess the questions and methods of collecting economic characteristics used in their national census, as they evaluate the performance in the past decade and plan for the 2010 round of censuses (2005-2014). Users of census results may also find the present text useful when evaluating the quality of census results.

Household Sample Surveys in Developing and Transition Countries

Series: F, No. 96
Sales number: 05.XVII.6
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The handbook on Household Sample Surveys in Developing and Transition Countries presents the "state of the art" on several important aspects of conducting household surveys in developing and transition countries, including sample design, survey implementation, non-sampling errors, survey costs, and analysis of survey data. The main objective of this handbook is to assist national survey statisticians to design household surveys in an efficient and reliable manner, and to allow users to make greater use of survey generated data. The publication's 25 chapters have been authored by leading experts in survey research methodology around the world.

Designing Household Survey Samples: Practical Guidelines

Series: F, No. 98
Sales number: 06.XVII.13
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The publication provides practical guidelines to survey sample design, data processing and analysis of large-scale household surveys. It underscores the importance of developing a good implementation strategy for surveys in order to generate accurate survey results by minimizing sampling and non-sampling errors. The publication covers in detail sampling strategies, sampling frames and master samples, the construction and use of sample weights, and the estimation of sampling errors for survey data. The publication covers in detail sampling strategies, sampling frames and master samples, the construction and use of sample weights, and the estimation of sampling errors for survey data. It also gives practical guidelines on the planning and execution of surveys, the documentation and evaluation of sample designs, non-sampling errors, and data processing.

Handbook of Vital Statistics Methods

Series: F, No. 7
Sales number: 1955.XVII.1
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Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of Census Activities

Series: F, No. 103
Sales number: 09.XVII.8
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Price: $55

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Censuses provide much of the basic population information that countries need for development. The Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of Census Activities aims to help UN member countries make use of recent technological developments such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and global positioning systems, for improving census quality and analytical products offered by national statistical organizations. In times of humanitarian crisis, geographically specific population information can provide the means to target relief efforts and save lives. The handbook describes the methods for and the philosophy behind the application of new technology to improve census efforts, for both managers and technicians, illustrating that information infrastructure is of key importance for all countries. It also addresses technical and practical issues which are the concerns of census cartographers and takers.

International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Supplement to the Compilers Manual

Series: F, No. 87/Add.1
Sales number: 08.XVII.9
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The Supplement covers a number of topics deemed to be beneficial to trade data compilers, including an overview of compiling practices, the revised International convention on the simplification and harmonization of customs procedures (revised Kyoto Convention), the 2007 edition of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, specific compilation issues such as goods for processing and re-exports, an overview of the differences between IMTS and general merchandise in balance of payments statistics, the lessons learned from the Intrastat system of the European Union, and the topic of linking trade and business statistics.

Handbook on Non-Profit Institutions in the System of National Accounts

Series: F, No. 91
Sales number: 03.XVII.9
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Responding to the growing worldwide interest in the character and role of non-profit or civil society organizations, this publication provides guidelines for the development of a satellite account that presents detailed economic data on non-profit institutions within the framework of the System of National Accounts. The Handbook clarifies the definition of non-profit institutions and identifies a methodology for breaking out and aggregating the full range of non-profit institutions, both those currently reported in the SNA sector Non-Profit Institutions Serving Households and those assigned to other sectors. The proposed methodology also captures the contribution of volunteer labour utilized by non-profit institutions and suggests extensions to existing classification systems to differentiate more fully the various types of non-profit institutions.

Updates and Amendments to the System of National Accounts 1993

Series: F, No. 2, Rev. 4/Add.1
Sales number: E.04.XVII.8
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This joint publication of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) and the World Bank complements the recommendations of the System of National Accounts, 1993 (1993 SNA), and reflects changes and improvements that have been introduced to the system of national accounts since its last revision in 1993. Along with the 1993 SNA, Updates and Amendments supports the implementation of international standards of national accounting and provides the methodological basis for improving the international comparability of national accounts data. The publication contains the text of the 1993 SNA that has been updated as a result of the adoption of new international standards for the statistical measurement of financial derivatives. It also includes four functional classifications that were fully elaborated and updated after the 1993 SNA was published. It also provides for the first time a glossary of terms and definitions.

Handbook on the Collection of Fertility and Mortality Data

Series: F, No. 92
Sales number: 03.XVII.11
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The Handbook on the Collection of Fertility and Mortality Data provides detailed information on available sources/methods to obtain these data and may be used to decide what combination will best suit national conditions to derive fertility and mortality indicators. Fertility and mortality statistics provide crucial data for social and economic planning and for informed decision making. For example, planning for the provision of maternal and child health services can only be accurate if data on expected numbers of births in future years are available. Similarly, the construction of schools and training of teachers must rely on expected numbers of students at different grade levels. Data on fertility and mortality are collected by several complementary sources: civil registration systems, population censuses and samples surveys. The appropriateness of different combinations of sources and methods is discussed in details, given different circumstances.

Handbook of National Accounting: Use of Macro Accounts in Policy Analysis

Series: F, No. 81
Sales number: 02.XVII.5
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This Handbook is one in a series of national accounting handbooks. It was prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division and deals with policy analysis uses of 1993 SNA economic, social and environmental (satellite) accounts. It examines how scope, detail and consistency of benchmark, annual and quarterly macro accounts data can best serve indicator analysis of past and modeling of future trends and how compilation methods may affect such analyses. The handbook is based on papers presented and discussions in a 1998 Statistics Division expert group meeting of national accountants, and specialists on monetary, fiscal and balance of payments issues, environmental, poverty and other social concerns, input-output and other modelers and econometricians.

Handbook on Training in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems

Series: F, No. 84
Sales number: 02.XVII.10
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This Handbook provides guidance for developing national capability to operate and maintain, in a coordinated manner, the fundamental systems of civil registration and vital statistics. It contains course material, consisting of 23 modules that can be adapted to conduct an effective and comprehensive training on the essentials for civil registration and vital statistics systems. The modules addresses a range of issues related to the establishment, operation and maintenance of reliable civil registration and vital statistics systems. The Handbook is based on the United Nations Principles and Recommendations, Revision 2 (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/19/Rev.2) and the related five preceding handbooks on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (see: http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/demog/vital_statistics/publications.htm).[more...]

Handbook of Statistical Organization, Third Edition: The Operation and Organization of a Statistical Agency

Series: F, No. 88
Sales number: 03.XVII.7
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This Handbook deals with the fundamentals of national systems of official statistics: general principles, data collection and respondent policies, principles of organization and management, and dissemination guidelines. Key chapters discuss the structure of statistical systems, coordination tools, the chief statistician, users and their needs, developing a progress plan, managing staff, managing information technology, interacting with respondents, getting information to the users, confidentiality and disclosure. The intended audiences for the Handbook are chief statisticians and their colleagues, and those charged with oversight of the official statistics function. The third edition is a complete revision of the 1980 edition.[more...]

Indicators for Monitoring the Millennium Development Goals-Definitions, Rationale, Concepts and Sources

Series: F, No. 95
Sales number: 03.XVII.18
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This publication from the United Nations Development Group contains complete and authoritative information on the concepts, definitions, implementation and sources of data for the 48 indicators selected by the United Nations for monitoring implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and targets of the Millennium Declaration, approved at the Millennium Summit at the United Nations in 2000. The United Nations uses these indicators to report annually on development progress toward the goals and targets and they are also suggested as a starting point for countries to prepare national reports on development goals. For each indicator this handbook provide a simple operational definition, the rationale for the indicator's selection, the method of computation, soruces of data, references including Internet sites for data and methodologies, limitations and notes on gender issues and national and international agencies concerned with each topic.

National Accounts: A Practical Introduction

Series: F, No. 85
Sales number: E.04.XVII.4
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National Accounts: A Practical Introduction provides an introduction to some basic concepts and structures of the System of National Accounts (SNA) to economists and policy makers who are not familiar with national accounts, as well as other newcomers to the field of national accounting. The text may serve as a guide to reading the SNA itself. In that sense, the text is written in as simple a style as possible, and therefore the detailed elaboration of concepts in both theory and practice is avoided. Simple exercises are included, whenever possible, to make concepts and structures clearer to readers. The handbook also provides an example of the complete system in Excel so that readers can trace the linkages in the system by looking at the formulas there. A compilation spreadsheet that can be used for compiling national accounts is also developed as part of the development of the handbook. It has been tested and used in many developing countries. Those supplements are posted on the web page of the United Nations Statistics Division as part of the series Handbook of National Accounting.

International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Compilers Manual

Series: F, No. 87
Sales number: E.02.XVII.17
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The Manual is published by UNSD at the request of the United Nations Statistical Commission to assist United Nations Member States in the implementation of the methodological guidelines laid out in International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions (published in 1998). The Manual has been prepared in cooperation with other international organizations and country experts. It is directed to all institutions which play a role in the collection, compilation and dissemination of trade statistics, and it may also serve as a guide to users who wish to understand better the nature of trade data. The Manual discusses in detail the conceptual and institutional framework of data collection, the sources of data, methods of data compilation, and data dissemination, reconciliation and exchange.

International Comparison Programme

Series: F, No. unnumbered
Sales number: 
Languages:Click for help [English]

For Phase IV, the database consists of five Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet files on diskette. It contains the basic input, including 151 basic heading expenditures, purchasing power parities per US dollar and real values for the 60 participating countries in the benchmark-year comparison of 1980. The Phase V database contains the global results of the ICP comparison for the benchmark-year of 1985. Data are shown for the 56 participating countries at the 53-category level, which correspond to the information published in section IV of the Phase V report World Comparisons of Real Gross Domestic Product and Purchasing Power, 1985. (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.94.XVII.7).

Handbook of National Accounting -- Links Between Business Accounting and National Accounting

Series: F, No. 76
Sales number: 00.XVII.13
Languages:Click for help [Arabic]; [Chinese]; [English]; [French]; [Russian][Spanish]
Price: $30

The handbook covers the conceptual and practical aspects of linking business accounts to national accounts through countries' experiences. It discusses business accounts standards and their diversity among countries, and the necessary adjustments to be made to make the information from business accounts compatible with the economic concepts in the System of National Accounts 1993 of the United Nations.

Handbook of National Accounting: Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting -- An Operational Manual

Series: F, No. 78
Sales number: 00.XVII.17
Languages:Click for help [Arabic][Chinese][English][French][Russian][Spanish]
Price: $30

United Nations Statistics Division and United Nations Environment Programme have jointly published Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting - An Operational Manual. The handbook provides, on the basis of country experiences, hands on guidance on the implementation of the more practical modules of the System of integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA). It is accompanied by a user-friendly software consisting of a sequence of worksheets. The manual is the result of collaboration with the "Nairobi Group", a group of experts from developed and developing countries, international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

Handbook on Census Management for Population and Housing Censuses

Series: F, No. 83
Sales number: 00.XVII.15
Languages:Click for help [Arabic]; [Chinese]; [French]; [Russian][Spanish]
Price: $30

This publication is a reference document on management aspects of conducting a population and housing census. It provides guidance on how to (i) develop a structure able to effectively manage the census planning and operational processes; (ii) plan all the process that need to be considered in establishing a census; and (iii) design control and monitoring processes. The structure of the handbook reflects as closely as possible the census cycle. The initial chapters discuss management aspects concerning the planning and preparatory stages, followed by discussions on the operational stages (i.e. field operations and processing), dissemination of census results, and finally evaluation. The publication is also useful to those who need to plan surveys given the detailed description of the overall process of collecting, processing, and disseminating the data.

Handbook on Geographic Information Systems Digital Mapping

Series: F, No. 79
Sales number: 00. XVII.12
Languages:Click for help [Arabic][Chinese][English]; [French]; [Russian][Spanish]
Price: $35

This handbook provides technical and methodological information to facilitate the choice of suitable tools and procedures by countries in mapping activities. The main chapters consider GIS topics relevant to the preparation of the enumeration and post-enumeration activities, such as costs and benefits of a digital approach to census mapping and issues in planning and setting up digital census mapping programmes, GIS data base development and GIS applications during enumeration activities. The other main chapter focuses on post-enumeration mapping tasks and use of digital mapping in presenting, analysing and disseminating census data. This publication is part of a series of population census handbooks in support of implementation of the 2000 round of population and housing censuses.

Household Accounting Experience in Concepts and Compilation Vol. 1 Household Sector Accounts, Vol. 2 Household Satellite Extension

Series: F, No. 75
Sales number: 00.XVII.16
Languages:Click for help [Arabic] Vol.1; [Arabic] Vol.2; [Chinese]; [English] Vol.1, [English] Vol.2[French] Vol.1, [French] Vol.2;  +[Russian] Vol.2; +[Spanish]
Price: $85

This Handbook focuses on household sector accounts and possible satellite extensions as described in the 1993 SNA. It compiles contributions of various authors specialized in this field, reflecting a number of country experiences. Its objective is to assist countries in developing their own data sources, household sector accounts, rather than treating this sector as a residual. Volume 1 contains a description of the household sector and its complex relationship to the informal sector, and presents country and case studies and describes the links to other sectors. Volume 2 is devoted to the various types of satellite accounting, including human resources accounting and systems of economic and social accounting matrices. The final chapter focusses more generally on the measurement concerning social issues.

Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework

Series: F, No. 80
Sales number: 01.XVII.9
Languages:Click for help [Arabic][Chinese][English][French][Russian][Spanish]
Price: $15

These recommendations are based on a common conceptual framework for the design of the tourism satellite account. They cover the form of a basic system of concepts, definitions, classifications, tables and aggregates linked to the standard tables of the System of National Accounts 1993. The purpose of the tourism satellite account is to analyse in detail all the aspects of demand for goods and services that might be associated with tourism within the economy; to observe the supply of such products and describe how this supply interacts with other economic activities; and to permit greater international comparability in tourism statistics. An annex presents a provisional list of tourism-specific products as a reference for countries that wish to develop their own list. The publication was prepared by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Secretariat, the World Tourism Organization, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat).

Handbook on Census Management for Population and Housing Censuses

Series: F, No. 83/Rev.1
Sales number: 00.XVII.15/Rev.1
Languages:Click for help [English]
Price: $30
Revision: 1


(The present publication is identical to ST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/83, except for the addition of annex VII). This publication is a reference document on management aspects of conducting a population and housing census. It provides guidance on how to (i) develop a structure able to effectively manage the census planning and operational processes; (ii) plan all the process that need to be considered in establishing a census; and (iii) design control and monitoring processes. The structure of the handbook reflects as closely as possible the census cycle. The initial chapters discuss management aspects concerning the planning and preparatory stages, followed by discussions on the operational stages (i.e. field operations and processing), dissemination of census results, and finally evaluation. The publication is also useful to those who need to plan surveys given the detailed description of the overall process of collecting, processing, and disseminating the data.

Handbook on Population and Housing Census Editing

Series: F, No. 82
Sales number: 00.XVII.9
Languages:Click for help [Arabic][Chinese][English]; [French]; [Russian]; [Spanish]
Price: $20

This publication provides an overview of census and survey data editing methodology and information on the use of various approaches to census editing and reviews the advantages and disadvantages of manual and computer-assisted editing. It presents, in detail, procedures and techniques for editing census data at various stages of processing. Technical considerations, particularly those pertinent to programming, are covered in annexes. Although the focus is primarily on editing for population and housing censuses, many of the concepts and techniques also apply to survey operations.

System of National Accounts 1993

Series: F, No. 2/Rev.4
Sales number: 94.XVII.4
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[Chinese]; *[English]; [French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
Price: $85
Revision: Rev.4


This fundamental report presents the new 1993 version of the System of National Accounts in a completely revised and reorganized presentation. It sets out the basic methodological principles underlying the System for the systematic and integrated recording of the flows and stocks of an economy in order to provide an accurate overall view of the economy. Explained and illustrated in detail are all the internationally agreed concepts, definitions, conventions, classifications and accounting rules used in the SNA accounts and tables.

System of National Accounts 1993, CD-ROM

Series: F, No. 2, Rev. 4
Sales number: 96.XVII.3
Languages:Click for help [English] only
Price: $120
Revision: Rev.4


SNA-CD is a complete electronic version of the System of National Accounts 1993 book publication with a wealth of new electronic functions. These include an easy-to-browse, user-friendly interface, collapsible multi-level table of contents, back of the book index with embeded jumps to referenced paragraphs, pop-up definitions, full-text searches and spreadsheets. It works under a Windows environment and can be installed on a LAN.

Towards a System of Social and Demographic Statistics

Series: F, No. 18
Sales number: 74.XVII.8
Languages:Click for help "[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
This is a comprehensive technical report on the results of the design and delineation of a system of social and demographic statistics. The Statistical Commission considered that it would be a valuable source of information for the development and rationalization of social and demographic statistics and would provide a useful basis for continuing the work on the system. It was prepared by Sir Richard Stone, as consultant to the United Nations. ----- Out of print.

Organization and Conduct of Distributive-Trade Surveys

Series: F, No. 19
Sales number: 77.XVII.3
Languages:Click for help *[English]*[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
In 1974, the Statistical Commission adopted international recommendations on statistics of distributive trades and services and requested that the present manual on the organization and conduct of surveys be issued as a methodological supplement to the recommendations. This manual also is a practical guide to the planning and management of censuses and surveys of distributive trades and services, with particular attention to the problems faced by countries at an early stage of statistical development. In view of the similarities between industrial and distributive-trade inquiries, the manual includes a discussion of some methods and procedures that are applicable also to industrial surveys. ---- Out of print.

Comparisons of the System of National Accounts and the System of Balances of the National Economy, Part I: Conceptual Relationships

Series: F, No. 20, Part I
Sales number: 77.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
This publication is part of a two part study of the relationships between the System of National Accounts (SNA), used in countries with market economies and the System of Balances of the National Economy (MPS), used in countries with centrally planned economies. Part one delineates the adjustments and steps required to convert the aggregates of SNA relating to the supply and disposition of goods and services and the incomes originating in production into the corresponding aggregates of MPS and vice versa. The scope of the conceptual framework and the amount of detail needed depend on the particular parts of the systems and on the aggregates and their subdivisions for which intersystem comparisons are considered meaningful. A series of tables shows the adjustments that need to be made for intersystem comparison and provide a basis for international reporting of data in terms of MPS concepts by countries using SNA and vice versa.------ Out of print.

Comparisons of the System of National Accounts and the System of Balances of the National Economy, Part II: Conversion of Aggregates of SNA to MPS and vice versa for Selected Countries

Series: F, No. 20, Part II
Sales number: 77.XVII.15
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
This companion volume to SNA-MPS conceptual relationships (Series F, No. 20, Part I) provides illustrative numerical calculations demonstrating the feasibility of applying the conceptual framework and the conversion tables in particular. The calculations were made by the United Nations Statistical Office in close co-operation with the central statistical offices of the 10 participating countries. Included is a detailed description of the methodology used for each of the 10 countries, the sources of the data used and tables showing the actual estimates.------ Out of print.

Organization of National Statistical Services--A Review of Major Issues

Series: F, No. 21
Sales number: 77.XVII.5
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
This publication was subsequently incorporated in Series F, No. 28.------ Out of print.

Feasibility of Welfare-Oriented Measures to Supplement the National Accounts and Balances--A Technical Report

Series: F, No. 22
Sales number: 77.XVII.12
Languages:Click for help *[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
This publication had its origins in the growing interest in measuring the levels of living or well-being of populations and in the widespread consensus that monetary measures of output and income fail to capture important dimensions of welfare. It provides a survey of the problems arising and the work done to date in devising welfare measures to supplement the national accounts and balances. Included are chapters on aspects of the household economy, intermediate and final expenditures of general government, measures of environmental conditions and pollution, measurement of assets and approaches to international comparisons.------ Out of print.

Statistics of Internal Migration--A Technical Report

Series: F, No. 23
Sales number: 78.XVII.13
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
This report will assist countries in collecting and analysing statistics of internal migration and to provide information on current national practices. It contains information on the need for such statistics, the uses of the data, the definition of internal migration, the sources of data and the collection, tabulation and publication of data on the characteristics of internal migrants.------ Out of print.

Studies in the Integration of Social Statistics--A Technical Report

Series: F, No. 24
Sales number: 79.XVII.4
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
This publication consists of four papers: "System of social and demographic statistics (SSDS): potential uses and usefulness"; "Strategy for further work on the framework for the integration of social and demographic statistics"; "Issues and terms of reference for further work"; and "National practices and plans in reporting statistics of levels of living". These papers were originally prepared between 1974 and 1978 for discussion of the progress and issues in this evolving field. They provide an overall perspective on recent national and international work on the integration of social, demographic and related economic and environmental statistics and suggest promising avenues for further work. The report provides a record of international work in this field since the publication in 1974 of Towards a System of Social and Demographic Statistics (Series F, No. 18).------ Out of print.

Improving Social Statistics in Developing Countries: Conceptual Framework and Methods

Series: F, No. 25
Sales number: 79.XVII.12
Languages:Click for help *[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
In this technical report, part one, "Promoting the improvement of social statistics in developing countries", outlines a general strategy for the development and integration of social statistics programmes in developing countries. It is concerned primarily with the practical problems of organizing and implementing integrated programmes for improving social statistics. It examines the nature and purpose of social statistics, the rationale for a programme to improve them, the uses to which they can be put and the value of placing them in a co-ordinated general framework for integration, presented in part two. It suggests possible ways of developing practical and viable statistical operations to make social statistics more relevant, sufficient, timely and co-ordinated. Part two, "Framework for the integration of social and demographic statistics in developing countries", presents a conceptual outline and a discussion of technical methods for improving and integrating social, demographic and related economic statistics that may be feasible for developing countries to apply in the medium-term future, consonant with their statistical and social circumstances and priorities for improving the welfare and living conditions of their populations. The approach presented is one of step-by-step integration and systematization of social statistics and social indicators, fully integrated with the continuous development of the required basic statistics in social, demographic and related fields.------ Out of print.

National Accounting Practices in Seventy Countries (3 volumes)

Series: F, No. 26
Sales number: 79.XVII.19
Languages:Click for help *[English] only
Out of print.

Development of Integrated Data Bases for Social, Economic and Demographic Statistics

Series: F, No. 27
Sales number: 79.XVII.14
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Spanish]
Out of print.

Handbook of Statistical Organization--A Study of the Organization of National Statistical Services and Related Management Issues

Series: F, No. 28
Sales number: 79.XVII.17
Languages:Click for help *[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
The major functions involved in producing statistical information are described in this handbook. The aim is to provide assistance in assessing the requirements for the effective performance of these functions. Also discussed is the most appropriate location of functions and organizational units in circumstances that may vary in different countries.------ Out of print.

Concepts and Methods in Energy Statistics, with Special Reference to Energy Accounts and Balances--A Technical Report

Series: F, No. 29
Sales number: 82.XVII.13
Languages:Click for help *[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
Price: $16.5

This report consider the nature of energy statistics and the kinds of policy problems for which they are required, the conceptual and methodological issues to which these problems give rise, the variety of possible conventions that might be adopted for dealing with some of these issues. It also examines the key role played by quantitative overall energy balances, the desirable features of such balances whether used for analysing the past or for speculating about the future, the classification problems posed by energy statistics, and the relationship between such data and other economic statistics and accounting frameworks.------ Out of print.

Improvement of Statistics on the Outflow of Trained Personnel from Developing to Developed Countries--A Technical Report

Series: F, No. 30
Sales number: 80.XVII.16
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
This publication is the third in a series of reports relating to various aspects of migration statistics. The other two publications are Statistics of Internal Migration: A Technical Report (UN-10) and Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration (UN-11). Additional publications are planned to help implement the recommendations on international migration statistics and further improve statistics on migration. Chapter I examines the problems involved in defining a trained migrant from the statistical point of view. Chapter II summarizes what had already been done within the statistical units of the United Nations system to bring together data on the outflow of trained personnel from developing to developed countries. Chapter III discusses gaps in available statistics and the possibilities of filling them. Chapter IV indicates what kinds of data may be available in countries for examining the outflow of trained personnel.------ Out of print.

Handbook of Household Surveys (Revised Edition)

Series: F, No. 31
Sales number: 83.XVII.13
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]*[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
Out of print.

Compiling Social Indicators on the Situation of Women

Series: F, No. 32
Sales number: 84.XVII.2
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]*[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
Explains how to develop indicators on women from sources of data which exist in most countries, such as population censuses, household surveys and registration systems. Presents illustrative indicators and gives guidance on how to avoid stereotypes and biases which may affect the existing data on women.------ Out of print.

Concepts and Methods for Improving Statistics on the Situation of Women

Series: F, No. 33
Sales number: 84.XVII.3
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]*[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
Reviews critically concepts and methods in national statistics collection programmes as to the adequacy and quality of statistics produced on the situation of women. Possible changes in statistical recommendations and practices are considered.------ Out of print.

Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods, Vol. I: Legal, Organization and Technical Aspects

Series: F, No. 35
Sales number: 91.XVII.5
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; [Spanish]
Price: $25
Volume: v.I

This Handbook supersedes the Handbook of Vital Statistics Methods published by the United Nations in 1955. It provides up-to-date guidance to countries to implement international recommendations adopted by the United Nations on vital statistics systems. Volume I addresses issues involved in running comprehensive civil registration and vital statistics systems and their coordination. Volume II, published in 1985, reviews national practices in civil registration and vital statistics systems and methods (Sales No. 84.XVII.11).

Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods, Vol. II: Review of National Practices

Series: F, No. 35
Sales number: 84.XVII.11
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]Volume: v.II

This Handbook supersedes the Handbook of Vital Statistics Methods published by the United Nations in 1955. It provides up-to-date guidance to countries to implement international recommendations adopted by the United Nations on vital statistics systems. Volume I addresses issues involved in running comprehensive civil registration and vital statistics systems and their coordination. Volume II, published in 1985, reviews national practices in civil registration and vital statistics systems and methods (Sales No. 84.XVII.11).------ Out of print.

Consolidated Statistics of All International Arrivals and Departures

Series: F, No. 36
Sales number: 85.XVII.8
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
In this report chapter I summarizes the existing international categories, e.g., refugees and students. Chapter II discusses the rationale for integrating statistics of international migrants, tourists and other international arrivals and departures, and methods for consolidating these statistics. Chapter III addresses proper identification and standard treatment of various special categories of international travellers. Appendix I contains several specimen international arrival and departure cards.------ Out of print.

National Data Sources and Programmes for Implementing the United Nations Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration

Series: F, No. 37
Sales number: 86.XVII.22
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
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Development of Statistical Concepts and Methods on Disability for Household Surveys

Series: F, No. 38
Sales number: 88.XVII.4
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
This volume has been prepared to assist countries in developing their own household survey work to cover disability topics. The development of statistical concepts and methods concerning disability for use in household surveys are reviewed based on selected national and international experiences and views, and methods for use in household surveys of different types are proposed.
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Handbook of National Accounting--Accounting for Production: Sources and Methods

Series: F, No. 39
Sales number: 86.XVII.11
Languages:Click for help *[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
An overview of national accounts methodology from the production standpoint is presented in this publication and the basic sources of the necessary data are reviewed. The book deals with gross domestic product by kind of activity and with cost components of gross domestic product. It is part of a series of handbooks of national accounting on sources and methods for compiling the statistics needed for the United Nations System of National Accounts (SNA).
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Concepts and Methods for Integrating Social and Economic Statistics on Health, Education and Housing

Series: F, No. 40
Sales number: 86.XVII.23
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]

This report takes stock of the development of systematic linkages between social and economic statistics using the system of national accounts and balances in the fields of health, education and housing. Its objectives are threefold: to consider the usefulness in the social fields of relevant internationally recommended concepts and classifications from economic statistics; to illustrate the application in the social fields of currently accepted economic concepts and classifications, with examples including theoretical and applied work on the concept "total consumption of the population"; and to suggest ways of overcoming conceptual and practical problems. It is one of a series of reports on integration and improvement of social, demographic and related statistics and indicators.
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Follow-up Method in Demographic Sample Surveys

Series: F, No. 41
Sales number: 91.XVII.11
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]*[Chinese]*[English][French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
This publication presents an important tool for countries to arrive at more reliable estimates of mortality and fertility rates. Interest by statistical organizations in this method has arisen within the framework of the National Household Survey Capability Programme. The report deals with the survey plan and its operational aspects including methods of recording, checking and processing of information. It examines the coordination needs in the follow-up approach and describes the calculation of vital rates using survey results.
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World Comparison of Purchasing Powers and Real Product for 1980Part II: Detailed Results for 60 Countries

Series: F, No. 42
Sales number: 86.XVII.10
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]

This publication contains two parts of the report on phase IV of the International Comparison Project (ICP) for 1980. Part one summarizes the data on 60 countries and provides gross domestic product (GDP) in national currency, resident population, per capita GDP in international dollars, purchasing power parities, exchange rate and price level for each country. Part two describes the organization and methodology underlying phase IV and includes more detailed tables. These include the results of phase IV for GDP, for its three major components (consumption, government and capital formation) and for 58 condensed categories. Available in English (French version published by EUROSTAT (Luxembourg)).
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Manual for Development of Criminal Justice Statistics

Series: F, No. 43
Sales number: 86.XVII.16
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
Price: $8.5

The major uses and purposes of criminal justice statistics are described in this manual, followed by analysis of the functional components and requirements of a system of criminal justice statistics and the contents of such a system. The manual reviews various forms of organization to facilitate the collection of criminal justice statistics, analyses technical issues in data collection and considers the development of data dissemination, analysis and evaluation. This volume was prepared in response to a resolution of the Sixth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, held in 1980.
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Energy Statistics: Definitions, Units of Measure and Conversion Factors

Series: F, No. 44
Sales number: 86.XVII.21
Languages:Click for help *[English] , Corr.1 [English],; *[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish] , Corr.1 [Spanish]
Price: $10

Serving as a basic reference for energy planners, economists and statisticians, this publication contains detailed information on terminologies for energy commodities, units of measurement and conversion from one unit to another. It provides internationally adopted definitions, conversion factors and descriptive tables for analysis and comparison of international energy statistics.
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Training Users and Producers in Compiling Statistics and Indicators on Women and Development

Series: F, No. 45
Sales number: 87.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; [Spanish]
Price: $17

Presents the syllabus, training exercises and summaries of lectures and discussions from the subregional seminar for users and producers of statistics and indicators on women in development, held in Harare in 1985.

Methods of Measuring Women's Participation in the Informal Sector

Series: F, No. 46
Sales number: 90.XVII.16
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]*[Chinese]*[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]

This publication reviews the development of statistics on women's and men's participation in the informal sector, including both remunerated and unremunerated work. Empirical illustrations from national studies are included.
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Improving Statistics and Indicators on Women Using Household Surveys

Series: F, No. 48
Sales number: 88.XVII.11
Languages:Click for help [Arabic]; [English]; [French]; [Russian]; [Spanish]
Price: $17

Presents practical guidance for using household surveys to collect statistics and indicators on women across the various economic and social fields covered by survey programmes.

Handbook on Social Indicators

Series: F, No. 49
Sales number: 89.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[Chinese]; [English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; [Spanish]
Out of print

Handbook of National Accounting -- Public Sector Accounts

Series: F, No. 50
Sales number: 88.XVII.5
Languages:Click for help *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]

This volume describes the accounts and tables relating to the public sector -- both general government administration and public enterprises -- which countries may find it useful to compile. Government administration and public enterprises play an important role in modern economies and their actions are reflected in most parts of the national accounts. ------ Out of print.

Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics: Human Settlements Statistics?A Technical Report

Series: F, No. 51
Sales number: 88.XVII.14
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]*[Chinese]*[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]
Price: $8.5

This report proposes concepts, definitions and classifications for statistical variables that describe environmental and related socio-economic aspects of human settlements. Based on the structure and principles of the framework for the development of environment statistics, the report facilitates the identification of appropriate statistical series. It also helps to determine relevant classifications and data sources.

Emerging Trends and Issues in Population and Housing Censuses

Series: F, No. 52
Sales number: 91.XVII.4
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[Chinese]; *[English]; [French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
The publication presents a broad view of national practices in the 1980 round of population and housing censuses and of major issues that emerged from the experience of many countries. It elaborates on various aspects of emerging issues noted by officials in charge of planning and carrying out censuses and other large-scale data collection activities and will help undertake measures to effectively deal with them. It will also be of assistance in training census personnel and preparing guidelines to field workers.
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Manual on Population Census Data Processing Using Microcomputers

Series: F, No. 53
Sales number: 90.XVII.19
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[Chinese]; *[English]; [French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]
Price: $25

This publication is one in a series of handbooks and manuals planned in the context of the 1990 round of population and housing censuses. It deals with computer technology and the issues involved in processing of census data. National census offices and statistical organizations will find it useful in selecting appropriate methods and techniques to meet their specific needs
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Handbook of Population and Housing Censuses, Part I, Planning, Organization and AdministrationPart I: Planning, Organization and Administration

Series: F, No. 54/PartI
Sales number: 92.XVII.8
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[Chinese]; *[English]; *[French]; *[Russian]; *[Spanish]

The census handbook of the United Nations for the World Programme on Population and Housing Censuses is in various parts, and is revised from time to time to reflect new developments and emerging issues in census-taking and national experiences in conducting the censuses each decade. This volume is concerned with the overall planning, organization, enumeration and post-enumeration work of the census, including administrative, management and logistical aspects of conducting a population and housing census. It is especially useful to officials in charge of large-scale data collection activities such as population, housing, agricultural censuses; household surveys and the like; and for students taking courses in demography and statistics.
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Handbook of Population and Housing Censuses, Part II, Demographic and Social CharcteristicsPart II: Demographic and Social Characteristics

Series: F, No. 54/PartII
Sales number: 91.XVII.9
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This publication is part two of the census handbook prepared by the United Nations for the World Programme on Population Censuses. The handbook is revised from time to time to reflect new developments and emerging issues in census-taking as well as national experiences in conducting the censuses each decade. This volume deals with the following census topics on demographic and social characteristics: age and sex, marital status, fertility, mortality, citizenship, language, national and/or ethnic characteristics, religion and disability. The Handbook will be useful to, among others, officials in charge of various census activities and students taking courses in demography and statistics.
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Handbook of Population and Housing Censuses, Part III, Not issued

Series: F, No. 54/PartIII
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Handbook of Population and Housing Censuses, Part IV, Economic Activity Status Part IV: Economic Activity Status

Series: F, No. 54/PartIV
Sales number: 96.XVII.13
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Price: $25

This volume of the Handbook of Population and Housing Censuses deals with topics on economic activity status of the population. It analyses national experience with these topics in more than 350 population censuses carried out in 205 countries during the period 1965 to 1984 and summarizes these national practices relative to the United Nations recommendations for population censuses. It will serve users as a reference volume on economic activity status topics and tabulations.

Energy Statistics--A Manual for Developing Countries

Series: F, No. 56
Sales number: 91.XVII.10
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Price: $10

This new publication serves as a guide for developing countries for a comprehensive, reliable and regular collection of energy statistics. Various sources of inconsistencies, such as sources of data, concepts and definitions and time spans/coverage, are discussed in detail for all types of energy commodities and recommendations are provided to minimize or eliminate them. The manual also suggests the use of supplementary data to provide a better overview of national energy developments and to verify the accuracy and coverage of routinely-collected data. The presentation of data is also discussed, with emphasis on commodity tables and energy balances. Lastly, with the increasing use of microcomputers, a brief description is given of some software packages for energy data management and planning.

Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics--Statistics of the Natural Environment

Series: F, No. 57
Sales number: 91.XVII.18
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Price: $22

This report proposes concepts, definitions and classifications for statistical variables that describe the state and trends of the natural environment and its relationships with human and socio-economic activities. It is based on the structure and principles of A Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (Series M, No. 78). The report presents a menu of statistical variables that can be selected in the development of national and international programmes of environment statistics and indicators. A companion report, Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics: Human Settlements - A Technical Report, published in 1988, deals with the environmental aspects of human settlements statistics.

Guide to Computerization of Information Systems in Criminal Justice

Series: F, No. 58
Sales number: 92.XVII.6
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]; *[Chinese]; [English]; [French]; *[Russian]; [Spanish]
Price: $20

These guidelines are distilled from years of practical experience in many countries in the development of data processing applications in criminal justice information systems. They provide a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to choosing, planning and implementing computerized information systems which will improve efficiency and help meet output objectives more effectively. The guidelines are non-technical, but provide ample technical background and advice to help the criminal justice manager and executive make the right choices in this fast-moving field and avoid costly mistakes and delays. The entire process of computerization is covered, including choice and definition of objectives, planning and preparation, project management and design, and implementation.

Methods of Measuring Women's Economic Activity--Technical Report

Series: F, No. 59
Sales number: 93.XVII.6
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This comprehensive study focuses on issues of data compilation, tabulation and interpretation as means to improve labour force statistics on women. It presents a full set of illustrative tabulations that statisticians and researchers can use to examine women's economic activity in much more depth. It also examines background material on statistical concepts and methods recommended for data collection on economic activity and on national practices in over 20 countries.------ Out of print.

Handbook of National Accounting -- Integrated Environment and Economic Accounting

Series: F, No. 61
Sales number: 93.XVII.12
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Price: $45

This handbook on integrated environmental and economic accounting responds to the request in Agenda 21 of the Earth Summit of Rio de Janeiro that methods of integrated economic accounting for the environment be published and widely circulated. The handbook presents concepts, methods and classifications which incorporate environmental concerns including natural resource depletion, environmental quality degradation and environmental protection into national accounts by means of a system of integrated environmental and economic accounting (SEEA). The main objective of integrated accounting is to support integrated social, economic and environmental policy by means of environmentally adjusted indicators of national wealth, net domestic product, consumption and capital formation. The handbook will be used, in particular, to assist countries in implementing national programmes or case studies of environmental accounting.

Handbook of the International Comparison Programme

Series: F, No. 62
Sales number: 92.XVII.12
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Price: $15

This publication is the first attempt in the 25-year history of the International Comparison Programme (ICP) to provide participating countries with practical instructions in a handbook format as to what tasks they should carry out in order to achieve a successful application of the general methods of international comparison of prices and volumes, and offers guidance for related country operations. It describes in detail the requirements of the expenditure data, item selection, and price collection. The procedures of price estimation and adjustments and the processing of basic data are also presented.

Housing in the World, Graphical Presentation of Statistical Data

Series: F, No. 63
Sales number: 93.XVII.10
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Price: $15

This publication offers an overview of basic housing indicators with methodological notes on time periods available and sources of data for further references. Indicators covered refer to the type of housing unit or living quarters, type of tenure, type of bathing, cooking, heating and toilet facilities in housing units and the source of water supply. The publication covers 136 countries or areas.

World Comparisons of Real Gross Domestic Product and Purchasing Power, 1985, Phase V of the International Comparison Programme

Series: F, No. 64
Sales number: 94.XVII.7
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Price: $19.95

This publication reports the global results of phase V of the International Comparison Programme (ICP) for the benchmark year 1985. Section I of the report summarizes the 1985 results; section II provides concise notes on ICP methodology; section III provides brief references to each of the regional studies on which the global exercise was based; and section IV presents the detailed results of the global comparison and describes the global framework of ICP, its organisational procedures, linking of regional results and uses and limitations of the ICP results. Comparable data on real GDP, purchasing power parities, relative price and volume indices for 53 expenditure categories are available for 56 participating countries.

Strategies for Measuring Industrial Structure and Growth

Series: F, No. 65
Sales number: 94.XVII.11
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Price: $24

This document introduces a new survey methodology for integrating national data collection for economic statistics, consistent with the relevant international recommendations. It describes the new Fully Integrated Rational Survey Technique (FIRST) methodology, used to build up a total statistical profile, in terms of patterns of economic activity and available information resources. Country practices for information on industrial structure and growth are also reviewed.

Handbook of National Accounting -- Use of the System of National Accounts in Economies in Transition

Series: F, No. 66
Sales number: 96.XVII.11
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Price: $20

This handbook provides guidance for national accountants on the application of international standards on national accounts in "transition economies" and other countries introducing market mechanisms. It reviews how shifts in production from public to private and from non-market to market production affect GDP and component measures of production and final demand, changes in the social benefits system, privatization of enterprises and dwellings and the emerging financial system, and how to adapt data sources to these changes. Conceptual and data links between SNA and the Material Product System (MPS) are presented in the annex.

Glossary of Environment Statistics

Series: F, No. 67
Sales number: 96.XVII.12
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Price: $25

This quick reference tool has been prepared by the Statistics Division to define key terms used in the fields of environmental statistics, indicators of sustainable development and integrated environmental and economic accounting. It presents concepts and definitions for these rapidly developing new areas of applied statistics, covering 1,200 terms referring to environmental elements of air/climate, land, soil, water and ecosystems and related socioeconomic concerns such as natural resource use, waste management, public health, human settlements and the effects of natural disasters. The glossary should appeal to environmental statisticians and to data users such as environmental managers and policy analysts looking for operational concepts and definitions.

Geographical Information Systems for Population Statistics

Series: F, No. 68
Sales number: 97.XVII.3
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Price: $25

This report describes the application of geographical information systems (GIS) as a new technological tool for population statistics. It contains four technical papers: basic conceptual and management issues in using GIS for population statistics; the results of the survey of country experience in using automated mapping and GIS techniques in population statistics; review of five GIS software packages and their applicability to population statistics; how GIS can be used for planning, evaluation and assessment of health and family planning activities.

Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System -- Developing Information, Education and Communication

Series: F, No. 69
Sales number: 98.XVII.4
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Price: $25

High quality civil registration provides reliable vital statistics and many other benefits to individuals, countries and their regions and communities and the world community. This handbook provides guidance to countries to design and conduct information, education and communication activities to support national civil registration and vital statistics systems. It covers development of a communication action plan for community workshops and meetings and for media, and special techniques to reach target groups and less privileged populations and those who live in rural areas. It also discusses resource mobilization, development of the time frame, required resources, and identification and mobilization of human resources. It is one of five handbooks for the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, to which the United Nations Statistics Division is focal point.

Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System -- Policies and Protocols for the Release and Archiving of Individual Records

Series: F, No. 70
Sales number: 98.XVII.6
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Price: $15

The Handbook is a comprehensive guide for countries in designing policies on confidentiality of individual information on vital records and the adjunct statistical forms. It also offers methods to permanently store and protect vital records. The Handbook is one of a series of five prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division as part of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, launched in 1991.

Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Preparation of a Legal Framework

Series: F, No. 71
Sales number: 98.XVII.7
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Price: $40

This handbook is one in a series of five prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division, with financial support from the United Nations Population Fund, under the auspices of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems initiated in 1991. It shows how to develop a comprehensive legal framework for a civil registration system that support its juridical function, its role as a source of continuous vital statistics, and by other agencies such as the health ministry, electoral rolls, identification services, population registers, pension funds, which depend on accurate registration data. The handbook will assist country experts in preparing a civil registration law to conduct complete, accurate and timely registration of vital events (live births, foetal deaths, marriages, divorces, legal separations, annulments of marriage, deaths, adoptions, legitimations, recognitions). It is also a suitable text-book for training courses in demographic analysis, statistics, law, public health, statistics in medical schools and social sciences.

Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance

Series: F, No. 72
Sales number: 98.XVII.11
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Price: $35

This Handbook provides guidance to countries for the improvement of their civil registration and vital statistics systems and background and specifications for developing and establishing civil registration and vital statistics systems in countries that do not yet have such systems in place. The Handbook deals with essential components of structure, management, operation and maintenance functions to handle the entire range of vital events-live births, deaths, foetal deaths, marriages and dissolutions of marriage- from the civil registration and the vital statistics perspectives. It also covers forms, data collection, record processing, storing and editing of information, issues of security, certificate issuing of vital records, the functional relations between the civil registration system and the vital statistics system, the legal and administrative requirements and the daily operational and maintenance activities to ensure completeness, timeliness and accuracy. The Handbook is one of a series of five prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division as part of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems launched in 1991.

Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Computerization

Series: F, No. 73
Sales number: 98.XVII.10
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Price: $20

This Handbook provides guidance to national authorities for the development of data processing systems for civil registration and vital statistics systems. It focuses on advance planning for computerization and proposes options for countries to consider, including model organizational structures for computerization. It examines the framework, goals and purposes of computerization of civil registration, looks at the interfaces between civil registration, the vital statistics system and other governmental agencies, and enumerates some of the major decisions and problem areas that should be anticipated. This publication is one of a series of five handbooks prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division as part of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems launched in 1991.

Handbook of National Accounting -- Input-Output Table Compilation and Analysis

Series: F, No. 74
Sales number: 99.XVII.9
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Price: $30

The Handbook contains three parts: analytical and statistical foundations of the input-output model, compilation of SNA supply and use tables and some applications of input-output tables and model. The main focus is to cover the conceptual and statistical integration of the supply and use tables within the 1993 System of National Accounts. Included are valuation in the I/O table, converting supply and use tables into a symmetric I/O table, compilation of production accounts of industries, treatment of imports, compilation of final demand, commodity method and table balancing, updating input-output tables, and production accounts in constant prices, impact analysis, analytical approach to the calculation of the "green" GDP.

Handbook of National Accounting -- A Systems Approach to National Accounts Compilation

Series: F, No. 77
Sales number: 99.XVII.10
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Price: $20

This technical report is part of a series of national accounts handbooks in support of the implementation of the 1993 System of National Accounts (SNA). Its purpose is to facilitate a dialogue between users and producers on: (1) What is the national accounts system/framework that is appropriate for a country. (2) What mechanisms of basic data collection, estimation techniques, data processing etc. have to be set up to yield the desired result in the most effective manner.


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