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					       DIAGNOSTIC FRAMEWORK:
National Accounts and Supporting Statistics
         SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL
          Session 9 – points for discussion


 Regional Seminar on 2008 SNA Implementation
          23-26 May 2010, Muscat, Oman


                 Gulab Singh
         UN Statistics Division/ DESA
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         Points for discussion


Periodicity
 Periodicity of the statistical output satisfies the need
  of users –policy makes, business community and
  academia?
 User consultation to review the periodicity?
 Are some statistical output identified to be released
  with greater periodicity?
 List of high frequency indicators (HFI) compiled by
  the country and how does it compare with the list
  developed under the global initiative?
 Country initiative to
   • Enlarge the list of HFI being currently compiled
   • Start compiling the HFI, if not currently compiling
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       Points for discussion


Timeliness
 How does country timeliness in releasing the
  statistical output compare with the
  international recommendation, namely:
  • Annual – 18 months after the close of the
    reference year
  • Quarterly – 3 months after the close of the quarter
  • Monthly – 45 days after close of the month

 Country initiatives to improve timeliness?
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      Points for discussion


Statistical Registers and Censuses

 Need for creation of business register?
 Country practices for creation and
  maintenance of the business registers?

 Sharing peer experience from countries in
  the region

 Need for external technical assistance?

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       Points for discussion


Administrative data sources
 Pressure to reduce expenditure, cut costs
  and improve efficiency?
 Establishing dialogue with administrative
  data source agencies for alignment to
  statistical concepts and definitions ?
 Country initiatives to use progressively more
  administrative data?
 Need for external technical assistance?
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       Points for discussion

Surveys
 Surveys are periodically done to capture
  economic statistics and labour force?
 Response burden monitored?
 Small and informal sector enterprises are
  adequately covered?
 Infra annual surveys are integrated with
  annual surveys
 Need for external technical assistance?
          Points for discussion

Data integration, editing and data linking
   Validation and edit checks are performed on survey data
    before processing ?
   Treatment of missing observation and non-response (both item
    and unit non-response) are done based on sound statistical
    techniques?
   Sample results are grossed-up using raising factor (derived
    scientifically based on the sample design) for the coverage of
    the entire in-scope statistical universe?
   Rebased series are linked to past series for having a longer
    time series data on macro-economic aggregates ?
   Need for external technical assistance?
      Points for discussion – Break out groups

                            Vision
                       Where we want to be
Political
Commitment




                           COUNTRY                Assessment
     Action Plan
                           OWNERSHIP             Where are we now
    How to get there




                           Implementation        Statistical capacity

                             How to stay there




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