F. Integrated economic statistics
1.25. At its thirty-seventh session, in 2006, the Statistical Commission recommended an integrated approach for national economic statistics programmes to ensure the efficiency of the statistical process and increase the consistency and coherence of economic statistics. The Commission subsequently developed Guidelines for Integrated Economic Statistics, to enhance the quality and analytical value of short-term, annual and benchmark economic statistics and macroeconomic statistics. 
1.26. The recommendations in Guidelines for Integrated Economic Statistics are based on internationally adopted standards, including the 2008 SNA, BPM6 and specialized technical manuals on subjects such as the measurement of prices, sectoral and business statistics and FDI. The methodological standards, recommendations and emphasis on policy-relevant data in those manuals formed the basis for the organizing principles and detailed practices set forth in Guidelines for Integrated Economic Statistics. The main characteristics of that integrated approach are described in box 1.4.
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 Based on the report of the Secretary-General on integrated economic statistics (E/CN.3/2006/5).
 Guidelines on Integrated Economic Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 108 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.12.XVII.7). Available from http://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/docs/IES-Guidelines-e.pdf.