11.33. For compiling statistics on the international supply of services, most countries face the challenge of having to rely on several sources with different coverage. The data collection is often done in a context of scarce resources and the necessity of limiting response burden. Therefore, compilers need to make best possible use of available sources. The following examples illustrate some country practices for dealing with the challenge of having to use different data sources and compare their characteristics in order to collect relevant information.
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