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Lead Editor and Programme Manager for the 2008 SNA update programme

On behalf of the Intersecretariat Working Group on National Accounts (ISWGNA), we are pleased to invite applications for a Lead Editor and Programme Manager for the 2008 SNA update programme.

At its 51st session, the United Nations Statistical Commission initiated the update of the System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA) for adoption by the Commission in 2025. A three-pronged approach is followed for the update of the 2008 SNA: (a) undertaking technical research in prioritized and current national accounts issues exploring a broader measurement framework supporting sustainable development from a macroeconomic perspective; (b) engaging in a broad consultation on the issues relating to the thematic areas defined as globalization, digitalization, well-being and sustainability, and communication; and (c) ensuring overall consistency with the system of economic statistics, notably the update of sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual.

As work on the update of the 2008 SNA progresses, it was decided to appoint a Lead Editor to facilitate the drafting of the update of the 2008 SNA and a Project Manager to assist the ISWGNA in coordinating the update process using the existing institutional arrangements and project infrastructure.

More information about the positions is available at LinkedIn for the Lead Editor and also at LinkedIn for the Project Manager.

Candidates interested in the position of Lead Editor or Project Manager of the 2008 SNA update are invited to e-mail their CV and cover letter to no later than October 25, 2021.

For any questions regarding the positions, please do not hesitate to contact Herman Smith (Email: or Catherine van Rompaey (Email:

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