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Advancing the Global Statistical System- Major work areas and accomplishments
20 February 2009
 

Official Statistics and the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis

Netherlands Mission to the United Nations, 17th floor Conference room
235 E 45 street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue

Sunday, 22 February, 4:00 to 7:00 pm


The informal meeting on Official Statistics and the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis will discuss the implications for official statistics arising from the systemic aspects of the global financial crisis and economic downturn of the world economy.

The Dialogue will be organized around the following themes:

Theme 1:  “Initiatives by the international statistical organizations to address the implications for official statistics of the financial crisis”

Theme 2:  “Initiatives by national statistical offices to address the implications for official statistics arising from the present financial and economic crisis”. 

Theme 3: “The implications for official statistics in linking economic growth and financial stability to living conditions and well being”.

Organizer: United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD),
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank
Final Minutes of the Meeting

Concept note and agenda

Concept Note for the Informal Meeting on “Official Statistics and the Impact of the
Global Financial Crisis”
Background Documents
Theme 1 Supporting documents:
Press Release: "Euro area economic and financial developments by institutional sector:
third quarter 2008",
European Central Bank, 30 January 2009
Press Release: "Euro area balance of payments (geographical breakdown for the third quarter of 2008) and international investment position (at the end of the third quarter of 2008) European Central Bank, 20 January 2009
Table 1a: Quarterly balance of payments of the euro area with a geographical breakdown European Central Bank
Table 1b: Quarterly balance of payments of the euro area with a geographical breakdown European Central Bank
Table 2: Quarterly balance of payments and international investment position of the euro area European Central Bank
Official Statistics in Times of Crisis, Walter Radermacher, Eurostat
Responding to the Financial Crisis, Adelheid Burgi-Schmelz, Director, IMF Statistics Dept.
Theme 2 Supporting documents:
Sharing initiatives by national statistical offices to address the implications for official statistics arising from the present financial and economic crisis,
Ivo Havinga, Chief, Economic Statistics Branch, UNSD
ECB initiatives for comprehensive, consistent and timely statistics for the euro area,
Werner Bier, Deputy Director-General Statistics, ECB
Other supporting documents:
Report: HighLevel Forum on the Long Term Development of the System of National Accounts (Background Document for the UNSC)
UNDESA Policy Brief: Massive, globally coordinated fiscal stimulus is needed: going from the drawing board to swift action
Monthly Briefing on the World Economic Situation and Prospects
The current global crises and their impact on social development, Commission for Social Development, Forty-seventh session, 4-13 February 2009
International Financial Governance: Toward the London G-20 Summit
Comparison of the ECB and IMF indicators for macro-prudential analysis
Issues paper of the Commission on the measurement of economic performance and social progress - Stiglitz Commission
Global Financial Stability Report Market Update, January 28, 2009, IMF
Statistical Issues Arising from the Current Global Financial Crisis, December 2008, IMF Statistics Department,
Eurostat and the European Statistical System, ESS
Statistical Accounting Consequences of the Financial Turmoil- European Statistical System Action Plan
Statistical Accounting Consequences of the Financial Turmoil- Communication Strategy
Statistical Accounting Consequences of the Financial Turmoil- Eurostat Financial Turmoil Webpage
Status Report on Information Requirements in EMU
Examples of commentaries provided by national statistical offices on the financial crisis
The Daily Statistics Canada
Statistics Netherlands
Australian Bureau of Statistics