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 21.     The organization of the Guide largely follows the logic of the statistical process, beginning with an overview of the general frameworks underlying the compilation of trade in services statistics, followed by a description of data collection and compilation issues, good practices and data and metadata dissemination, and concludes with the elaboration of several key cross-cutting topics.

22.       Part I of the Guide provides an overview of general frameworks, namely conceptual frameworks (chapter 1), legal frameworks (chapter 2) and institutional arrangements (chapter 3), that underpin statistics of international trade in services.

23.      Part II focuses on data collection and begins with an introduction and overview of data sources within the modes of supply framework (chapter 4), followed by the elaboration of registers and survey frames (chapter 5), enterprise and establishment surveys (chapter 6), surveys of persons and households (chapter 7), the international transaction reporting system (ITRS) (chapter 8), administrative records (chapter 9) and other data sources (chapter 10). Part II concludes with a comparison of data sources (chapter 11).

24.      Part III elaborates various issues of data compilation. It begins with an introduction and overview of data compilation within the modes of supply framework (chapter 12) and an elaboration of challenges and good practices in the integration of data from different sources (chapter 13). Specific issues and good practices relevant to the compilation of particular data sets are elaborated in the subsequent chapters as follows: resident/non-resident trade in services statistics (chapter 14), the compilation of FATS and the international supply of services (chapter 15) and the compilation of additional indicators on the international supply of services (chapter 16). Guidance on estimation and the modeling of missing data, forecasting and back-casting is contained in chapter 17.

25.      Part IV focuses on cross-cutting topics and contains four chapters that provide guidance on metadata (chapter 18), quality management (chapter 19), data and metadata dissemination (chapter 20) and the use of information and communications technology (chapter 21).

26.      The Guide has a number of annexes that will be provided online.

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