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Appendix II. International Guidelines for Selected Data Categories

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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
July 2007
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National Accounts

System of National Accounts 1993 (New York: a publication of the Commission of the European Communities, International Monetary Fund, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations, and the World Bank, 1993). The text can be found on the following UN website: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/sna1993/introduction.asp.

Quarterly National Accounts Manual: Concepts, Data Sources, and Compilation (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2001). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/qna/2000/textbook/index.htm.

European System of Accounts 1995 (Luxembourg: Eurostat, 1996).

Update to the System of National Accounts 1993: New Standards for Financial Derivatives (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2001). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/sna/2001/eng/update/updsna.pdf.

Summary of discussions on the National Accounts Discussion Forum can be accessed through the following IMF website: http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/na/interest/index.htm. The outcome of the discussions may eventually lead to various modifications of the 1993 System of National Accounts (1993 SNA).

Labor Market

Current International Recommendations on Labor Statistics, as updated (Geneva: International Labor Organization (ILO), 1985).

Hussmanns, R., Mehran, F., Verma V. Surveys of Economically Active Population, Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment: An ILO Manual on Concepts and Methods (Geneva: ILO, 1990).

ILO recommendations can be accessed at the ILO website: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/recdisp1.htm.

Price Indices

Consumer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice 2004 (in collaboration with Eurostat, ILO, OECD, UNECE, and World Bank), available on the following webpage: "http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/guides/cpi/index.htm.

Producer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice 2004 (in collaboration with Eurostat, ILO, OECD, UNECE, and World Bank), available on the following webpage: http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/tegppi/index.htm.

Classification of Expenditure According to Purpose (New York: United Nations, 1999). United Nations classifications can be accessed through the UN website: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/pubs/gesgrid.asp.

General and Central Government Operations

Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001 (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2001). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/gfs/manual/index.htm.

Central Government Debt

External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2003). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/eds/Eng/Guide/index.htm.

Monetary and Financial Statistics

Financial Soundness Indicators: Compilation Guide (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2006). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fsi/guide/2006/index.htm.

Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2000). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/mfs/manual/index.htm.

Monetary and Financial Statistics: Compilation Guide (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2007, forthcoming). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/cgmfs/eng/index.htm.

Balance of Payments and International Investment Position

Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 1993). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/bopman/bopman.pdf.

Balance of Payments Compilation Guide (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 1995). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/bopcg/1995/bopcg.pdf.

Balance of Payments Textbook (Washington D.C.: IMF, 1996). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/boptex/boptex.pdf.

Financial Derivatives: A Supplement to the Balance of Payments Manual, fifth edition, 1993 (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2000). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fd/2000/index.htm.

International Investment Position, 2002. The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/np/sta/iip/iip.htm.

Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services, 2002, is available on the OECD website: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/32/45/2404428.pdf. It is also available on the following website of the United Nations: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/pubs/gesgrid.asp?class=trade.

International Reserves

International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity: Guidelines for a Data Template (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2001). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://dsbb.imf.org/Applications/web/sddsguide/.

External Debt

External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (also called Debt Guide) (Washington, D.C.: IMF, 2003). The text can be found on the IMF’s website: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/eds/Eng/Guide/index.htm.

Merchandise Trade

International Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions, Series M, No. 52, Rev. 2 (New York: United Nations, 1998).

Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services, 2002, is available on the OECD website: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/32/45/2404428.pdf. It is also available on the following website of the United Nations: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/pubs/gesgrid.asp?class=trade.

Population

Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Census, Revision 1 (New York: United Nations, 1997).

Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems (New York: United Nations, 1998).

Indicators of Sustainable Development: Framework and Methodologies (New York: United Nations, 2004). It is also available on the following website of the United Nations: http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/natlinfo/indicators/indisd/english/english.htm.

Education

International Standard Classification of Education—ISCED 1997 (Paris: UNESCO, 1997).

UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Statistical Tables (and metadata) website (http://portal.unesco.org/uis/ev.php).

Methodology Used in the 1994 Estimation and Projection of Adult Literacy (Paris: UNESCO, 1995).

Indicators of Sustainable Development: Framework and Methodologies (New York: United Nations, 2001).

UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Millennium Development Goals website (http://portal.unesco.org/uis/ev.php).

UNSD, Millennium Indicators Database (http://millenniumindicators.un.org/unsd/mi/mi_goals.asp).

World Bank, Millennium Development Goals website (http://www.developmentgoals.org/).

Health

OECD, Health Statistics Publications and Documents website (includes manuals, sources and methods): http://www.oecd.org/topicstatsportal.

Indicators of Sustainable Development: Framework and Methodologies (New York: United Nations, 1996).

Monitoring Reproductive Health: Selecting a Short List of National and Global Indicators (Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO), 1997). It is also available on the following website: http://www.who.int/reproductive-health/publications/hrp_97_26/index.htm.

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) (Geneva: World Health Organization, 1993).

UNAIDS, Monitoring the Millennium Development Goals website ("http://www.unaids.org/en/in+focus/monitoringevaluation/monitoring+the+millennium+development+goals+.asp).

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), End Decade Database (http://www.childinfo.org/eddb/index.htm).

UNSD, Millennium Indicators Database (http://millenniumindicators.un.org/unsd/mi/mi_goals.asp).

WHO, Millennium Development Goals website (http://www.who.int/mdg/en/).

World Bank, Millennium Development Goals website (http://www.developmentgoals.org/).

Poverty

Ravallion, Martin, Poverty Lines in Theory and Practice, Vol. 1. Living Standards Measurement Survey Working Paper (Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1999).

Coudouel, J. Hentschel, and Q. Wodon, Well-Being Measurement and Analysis in PRSP Sourcebook (Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2001).

Lipton, M., Defining and Measuring Poverty: Conceptual Issues (New York: UNDP, 1996).

Shorr, Irwin J., How to Weigh and Measure Children: Assessing the Nutritional Status of Young Children in Household Surveys, National Household Survey Capability Programme (New York: United Nations, 1986).

UNSD, Millennium Indicators Database (http://millenniumindicators.un.org/unsd/mi/mi_goals.asp).

World Bank, Millennium Development Goals website (http://www.developmentgoals.org/).

World Bank, Data on Poverty website (http://www.worldbank.org/poverty/data/index.htm).

Other

“Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics,” United Nations Economic and Social Council, Report of the Special Session of the Statistical Commission, E/1994/29 (New York, April 11–15, 1994).

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