The Global Forum should be the start of a gradual change in measuring, compiling and presenting international trade statistics. Process and follow-up or other related projects are posted on this website.
MSITS 2010 was a milestone in the development of the international trade in services statistics including quite a few changes in the coverage as well as including new areas of statistical work. UN Statistical Commission approved an implementation plan for MSITS 2010 based on the TFSITS report and requested support in the implementation. As a response to UNSC and TFSITS a UN Expert Group was established by UNSD to support the drafting of a compilers guide to support the implementation work in countries. The main aim of the CG MSITS 2010 to provide practical advises, good country examples and pitfalls (to be avoided) in the implementation.
Schedule of the drafting project
The World Input-Output Database aims to develop databases, accounting frameworks and models to increase our understanding of the increasingly pressing trade-offs between socio-economic and environmental developments. The core of the database will be a set of harmonized supply and use tables, alongside with data on international trade in goods and services. These two sets of data will be integrated into sets of intercountry input-output tables. Taken together with extensive satellite accounts with environmental and socio-economic indicators, these industry-level data provide the necessary input to several types of models that can be used to evaluate policies aimed at striking a suitable balance between growth, environmental degradation and inequality across the world.