m5implementation

Report
Towards an implementation strategy
on national accounts and economic
statistics
Adriaan Bloem and Kim Zieschang (IMF) and
Ivo Havinga (UNSD)
Fifth Meeting of Advisory Expert Group
March, 19-23, 2007
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Four element implementation
strategy
1. Publication of a series of manuals and handbooks
2. Research to support the conceptual development
of national and satellite accounting
3. Organization of meetings, training seminars, and
workshops in national accounts
4. Technical cooperation in individual countries
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Statistical publications
• Eurostat (ESA, quarterly institutional sector
accounts, input-output table, PPP)
• IMF (real sector (mainly on prices), monetary and
finance, balance of payments, government
finance)
• OECD (intellectual property products, capital
stock, benchmark definition of direct investment)
• UNSD (handbook on national accounts, SEEA,
structural and short term business statistics,
classifications and units, business register,
economic surveys)
3
Methodological research
• Presentation by UN ECE
4
Technical cooperation
program
• User/policy perspective (relevance of national
accounts)
• Institutional perspective (coordinating role of NSI,
NSCP/PRSP, impeding factors, training,
management)
• Statistical perspective (macro and intermediate
level integrated frameworks, tools (business
registers), basic data (economic surveys, data
processing), quality frameworks
• Donor perspective (planning, coordination and
monitoring, impact and outcome indicators,
funding)
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Tentative schedule
• Series of preparatory workshops led by ISWGNA
members - 2007
• Series of regional and sub-regional consultations 2007
• Implementation Strategy to Statistical
Commission 2008 in December 2007
• Conference on Action Plan for National Accounts
and Economic Statistics – 2007 or 2008
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Questions
• Are the main elements of the
implementation strategy adequately
addressed?
• What contributions could be made by AEG
members in the formulation and execution
of the implementation strategy?
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