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About the SNA Implementation

For the purpose of setting up a national implementation programme of the 2008 SNA it is necessary to assess the current capacity of all aspects of the statistical production process to produce national accounts and supporting statistics. From this assessment goals regarding the relevant scope and detail of the national accounts and supporting statistics required to inform policy and decision making needs to be set in consultation with all relevant stakeholders in the national statistical system. A plan, based on the self assessment, identifying a set of actions to accomplish statistical and institutional goals is an important step to establish a road map for the implementation of the 2008 SNA and supporting statistics and is instrumental in the improvement of the statistical agenda to ensure adherence to best practices in official statistics.

For the change over to the 2008 SNA the ISWGNA recognizes that three main dimensions need to be taken into account for determining implementation goals and for monitoring the progress of implementation. These are:

scope of the accounts

compliance with the SNA concepts

quality issues

All three aspects need to be assessed for a better and more comprehensive evaluation of the implementation of the System.

SNA Implementation Programme
Report of the Friends of the Chair on the barriers to the implementation of the System of National Accounts, 1993
2010 Report - Progress on the Implementation Programme for the System of National Accounts, 2008 and Supporting Statistics
2009 Report - Implementation Strategy for the System of National Accounts, 2008
Luxembourg Recommendations on Global Implementation and Outreach for the System of National Accounts (English, French, Spanish)
SNA Implementation Activities of ISWGNA Members
  UN Activities 
  Link to UNSD Activities 
  Link to UNECE Activities 
  Link to ESCAP-SIAP Training Package 
  Eurostat Activities 
  Link to Eurostat Activities 
  IMF Activities 
  Link to IMF Activities 
  OECD Activities 
  Link to OECD Activities 
  World Bank Activities 
  Link to World Bank Activities 
Guidelines for monitoring the 2008 SNA implementation
Link to Templates for Sectoral Accounts and Balance Sheets

The ISWGNA recognises training as one of the essential elements of statistical capacity building to facilitate the implementation of the 2008 SNA and supporting statistics. For this purpose the ISWGNA established a training knowledge base on available training material and courses.

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