19.1. The central framework of the SNA pursues at least two objectives. First, it tries to help the development of a country’s own system of national accounts by providing guidance to the national accountants of that country so that they are spared the trouble of searching and experimenting with approaches already tried by others. Secondly, it aims at facilitating international comparability between the national accounts of various countries in order to facilitate economic and social analysis in the worldwide economy. As such it is a set of integrated international standards.