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2015
UNECE Countries in Figures 2015 (March 2015)

UNECE Countries in Figures presents a profile of social and economic indicators for each of the 56 UNECE member countries.These profiles, prepared by the UNECE Statistical Division, are intended to  ...
Indicators of Gender Equality (January 2015)

Statistics and indicators that reflect the realities of the lives of women and men are needed to describe women’s and men’s role in the society, economy and family, to formulate  ...
2014
Recommendations on Climate Change-Related Statistics (December 2014)

These first ever Recommendations on Climate Change-Related Statistics are aimed at improving existing official statistics to support climate change analysis and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.  ...
2013
Getting the facts right (December 2013)

Metadata are data that define or describe other data. Metadata are essential for interpreting data and making meaningful comparisons over time and between countries. This is particularly so for reporting on Millennium  ...
Measuring population and housing (December 2013)

This publication reviews the practices followed by countries in the UNECE region (covering Europe, Central Asia and North America) during the 2010 round of population and housing censuses. The aim is to  ...
Guidelines for Harmonizing Time-Use Surveys (December 2013)

The objectives of these Guidelines are to (a) help statisticians and policymakers understand the importance of time-use surveys, (b) provide guidance in the design and implementation of  time-use surveys, and  ...
Conference of European Statisticians recommendations on measuring sustainable development (December 2013)

The last two decades have seen a proliferation of methods and indicators to measure sustainable development. Many countries and organizations have adopted sustainable development indicator sets to track progress towards  ...
HR Management and Training  (June 2013)

This publication includes 24 papers highlighting good practices in human resources management and training in statistical offices. The papers cover a range of issues from recruitment and retaining of qualified staff  ...
Making Data Meaningful 4 (March 2013)

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UNECE Countries in Figures 2013 (March 2013)

UNECE Countries in Figures presents a profile of social and economic indicators for each of the 56 UNECE member countries. It also includes information about certain territories of UNECE member  ...
2012
Survey Module for Measuring Health State (November 2012)

This document contains a set of questions on health state, to enable the production of internationally comparable measurements for this topic. It reflects the work of the Budapest Initiative Task  ...
Guide on Impact of globalization on national accounts (May 2012)

Globalization is a growing phenomenon that affects the compilation of familiar national accounts indicators and related source statistics. This Guide for the first time provides comprehensive guidance for both producers  ...
Review of Sources and Quality of Statistics on International Migration (January 2012)

The 2006 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development at the United Nations General Assembly concluded that international migration could play an important role in national development, provided that it  ...
Measurement of emerging forms of families and households (January 2012)

In recent decades, families, households and living arrangements have gone through major changes in Europe and North America. In particular, the patterns of family formation, dissolution and reconstitution have become  ...
Practical Guide to Seasonal Adjustment With Demetra+ (January 2012)

This practical guide is the result of UNECE capacity‐building activities in economic statistics for the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. It suggests an overall process for performing  ...
Canberra Group Handbook on Household Income Statistics, 2nd edition (January 2012)

This second edition of the handbook, prepared under the auspices of the Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians, updates the original edition published in 2001. It reflects new international  ...
Multilingual applications for official statistics (January 2012)

The move towards global standardisation in models such as the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM) and the Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM), combined with progress on the development of  ...
Using Administrative and Secondary Sources for Official Statistics (January 2012)

The degree of use of administrative sources in the statistical production process varies considerably from country to country, from those that have developed fully functioning register-based statistical systems, to those  ...
2011
Statistics on International Migration (November 2011)

Migration is a powerful driver and important consequence of economic, political and social change. Because of its great impact on societies, migration needs to be adequately measured and understood. Reliable  ...
UNECE Countries in Figures 2011 (January 2011)

UNECE Countries in Figures presents a profile of social and economic indicators for each of the 56 UNECE member countries. It also includes information about certain territories of UNECE member  ...
2010
Making Data Meaningful Part 3 (December 2010)

Making Data Meaningful Part 3 - A guide to communicating with the media. Available in English (475 KB).
Making Data Meaningful Part 2  (December 2010)

Making Data Meaningful Part 2 - A guide to presenting statistics. Available in English (2.3 MB),  ...
Guidelines for Exchanging Data to Improve Emigration Statistics (December 2010)

Data on emigration tend to be far less reliable than data on immigration, because of the difficulty to record departures. How could this problem be overcome? This publication explores  ...
Making Data Meaningful Part 1 (December 2010)

Making Data Meaningful Part 1 - A guide to writing stories about numbers. Available in  ...
Measuring Quality of Employment  (December 2010)

What is quality of employment? What indicators should be used to assess it? These questions are not easy to answer objectively. Our interpretation depends largely on our experience  ...
Manual on Victimization Surveys  (December 2010)

Victimization surveys are a recognized tool that help governments and citizens understand their crime problems and how to address them better. This publication provides a comprehensive source of  ...
Training videos on population censuses and gender statistics (December 2010)

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Developing Gender Statistics: A Practical Tool (December 2010)

This manual has been developed as part of the UNECE and World Bank Institute project on engendering national statistical systems. It was prepared by the UNECE Task  ...
2009
Practical Guide to Producing Consumer Price Indices (December 2009)

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Measuring Sustainable Development  (December 2009)

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Common Metadata Framework Part A  (December 2009)

Common Metadata Framework Common Metadata Framework Part A - Statistical Metadata in a Corporate Context: A guide for managers, available in  ...
Principles and Guidelines on Confidentiality Aspects of Data Integration Undertaken for Statistical or Related Research Purposes (December 2009)

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Proceedings of the 2007 Joint UNECE/Eurostat Work Session on Statistical Data Confidentiality (December 2009)

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Practical Guide to Producing Consumer Price Indices (March 2009)

Non-Observed Economy in National Accounts - Survey of Country Practices (3.0 MB) Practical Guide to Producing Consumer Price Indices (3.4 MB) (2009) Principles and Guidelines on Confidentiality Aspects of Data Integration Undertaken  ...
Making Data Meaningful Part 1 (February 2009)

Making Data Meaningful Part 1 - A guide to writing stories about numbers, available in  ...
UNECE Countries in Figures 2009 (February 2009)

This booklet provides a one-page profile of social and economic indicators for each of the 56 UNECE member countries. These profiles, prepared by the UNECE Statistical Division, will be of  ...
Common Metadata Framework Part A - Statistical Metadata in a Corporate Context: (January 2009)

 Common Metadata Framework Part A - Statistical Metadata in a Corporate Context: A guide for managers, available in English (0.9 MB) and Russian (4.7 MB)  Making Data Meaningful Part  ...
2008
Non-Observed Economy in National Accounts - Survey of Country Practices (December 2008)

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Measuring Capital - Beyond the Traditional Measures  (December 2008)

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Assessment of Capacity for Countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia to Produce MDG-relevant Statistics (December 2008)

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Measuring Population and Housing - Practices of UNECE Countries in the 2000 Round of Censuses (December 2008)

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Economic Globalization - A Challenge for Official Statistics (December 2008)

Readmore (1.1 MB) (2008) Proceedings of the Joint EFTA/UNECE/SSCU Seminar
Publications: standards and guidelines on statistical methodology (April 2008)

In collaboration with national and international statistical experts, the UNECE Statistical Division publishes recommendations, guidelines and resources on a range of statistical topics. View publications:  ...
Economic Globalization - A Challenge for Official Statistics (1.1 MB) (February 2008)

Economic Globalization - A Challenge for Official Statistics (1.1 MB) (2008) Proceedings of the Joint EFTA/UNECE/SSCU Seminar Evaluating Efficiency of Statistical Data editing: General Framework (2000)
Assessment of Capacity (January 2008)

Assessment of Capacity for Countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia to Produce MDG-relevant Statistics, available in  ...
2007
Register-based Statistics in the Nordic Countries - Review of Best Practices with Focus on Population and Social Statistics (December 2007)

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Rural Households' Livelihood and Well-Being - Statistics on Rural Development and Agriculture Household Income (Wye Group Handbook (December 2007)

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Human Resources and Training (December 2007)

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Managing Statistical Confidentiality and Microdata Access - Principles and Guidelines of Good Practice (December 2007)

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STATISTICAL JOURNAL of the UNECE  (April 2007)

The Statistical Journal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe was discontinued in 2007. It was previously published four times per year by:  ...
UNECE Countries in Figures 2007 (February 2007)

New figures now available in UNECE Countries in Figures 2009 UNECE Countries in Figures provides a one-page profile of social and economic indicators for each of the 56 UNECE member countries. These  ...
2006
The Millenium Development Goals - The Way Ahead. A Pan-European Perspective  (December 2006)

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Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2010 Censuses of Population and Housing (December 2006)

Readmore it is available in English (2.4 MB), French (3.0 MB) and Russian (4.2 MB) (2006)
Statistical Data Editing - Volume 3: Impact on Data Quality (December 2006)

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Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2010 Censuses of Population and Housing (January 2006)

 Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2010 Censuses of Population and Housing, available in English (2.4 MB), French (3.0  ...
2005
Guidelines for Statistical Metadata on the Internet (January 2005)

 Guidelines for Exchanging Data to Improve Emigration Statistics (2.9 MB) (2010)  Glossary of Terms on Statistical Data Editing (2000)  A Guide to the Websites of National and International Statistical Organizations (2001)  Guidelines  ...
Trends in Europe and North America 2005 (January 2005)

Trends in Europe and North America 2005 "Trends" is a statistical pocketbook, intended to be of general interest and is aimed at a wide audience of users. In  ...
2004
Communicating with the Media: A guide for statistical organizations (February 2004)

This guide is designed as a practical tool to assist statistical organizations in setting up effective communications with the media and with the general public. It serves as a  ...
Links to Guidelines on Time Use: (January 2004)

Guide to Producing Statistics on Time Use: Measuring Paid and Unpaid Work, United Nations Statistical Division, New York (PDF, 8MB) - United Nations Statistics Division Guidelines on harmonised European Time  ...
2003
Non-Observed Economy in National Accounts - Survey of Country Practices (December 2003)

Read more (2.5 MB) (2003) International Comparison of Gross Domestic Product in Europe 1996 - Results of the European Comparison Programme
Statistical Confidentiality and Access to Microdata (December 2003)

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50 Years of the Conference of European Statisticians (December 2003)

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Violence against women (February 2003)

INTRODUCTION The violence against women was taken into account in international documents only since 1993, when  ...
Statistical Confidentiality and Access to Microdata (January 2003)

 Statistical Confidentiality and Access to Microdata  50 Years of the Conference of European Statisticians (2.8 MB)  Non-Observed Economy in National Accounts - Survey of Country Practices (2.5 MB)
World Robotics 2003  (January 2003)

StatisticsMarket AnalysisForecastsCase Studies and Profitability of Robot investments The publication is available through the usual United Nations sales agents in various countries or from the United Nations Office of Geneva, priced  ...
2001
A Guide to the Websites of National and International Statistical Organizations (December 2001)

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Best Practices in Designing Websites for Dissemination of Statistics (December 2001)

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Recommendations on Formats Relevant to the Downloading of Statistical Data from the Internet (December 2001)

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Resources (December 2001)

 A Guide to the Websites of National and International Statistical Organizations (2001)  Best Practices in Designing Websites for Dissemination of Statistics (2001)  Recommendations on Formats Relevant to the Downloading of Statistical Data  ...
Best Practices in Designing Websites for Dissemination of Statistics  (February 2001)

Best Practices in Designing Websites for Dissemination of Statistics (2001)
A Guide to the Websites of National and International Statistical Organizations (January 2001)

 A Guide to the Websites of National and International Statistical Organizations  Best Practices in Designing Websites for Dissemination of Statistics  Recommendations on Formats Relevant to the Downloading of Statistical Data from the  ...
2000
Evaluating Efficiency of Statistical Data Editing: General Framework (December 2000)

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Statistical Metadata  (December 2000)

 Terminology on Statistical Metadata (2000)  Guidelines for Statistical Metadata on the Internet (2000)
Glossary of Terms on Statistical Data Editing (December 2000)

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Terminology on Statistical Metadata (February 2000)

Terminology on Statistical Metadata (2000) Trends in Europe and North America 2005
Glossary of Terms on Statistical Data Editing (January 2000)

Glossary of Terms on Statistical Data Editing Guidelines for Statistical Metadata on the Internet
1999
Information Systems Architecture for National and International Statistical Offices - Guidelines and Recommendations (December 1999)

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Information Systems Architecture for National and International Statistical Offices  (February 1999)

Information Systems Architecture for National and International Statistical Offices - Guidelines and Recommendations (1999) International Comparison of Gross Domestic Product in Europe 1996 - Results of the European Comparison Programme Inventory of  ...
Information Systems Architecture for National and International Statistical Offices  (January 1999)

Information Systems Architecture for National and International Statistical Offices - Guidelines and Recommendations (1999)  Recommendations for the 2000 Censuses of Population and Housing in the ECE Region, available in  ...
1998
Recommendations for the 2000 Censuses of Population and Housing in the ECE Region (December 1998)

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Recommendations for the 2000 Censuses of Population and Housing in the ECE Region (January 1998)

Recommendations for the 2000 Censuses of Population and Housing in the ECE Region, available in  ...
1997
Statistical Data Editing - Volume 2: Methods and Techniques 2  (December 1997)

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1995
Guidelines for the Modeling of Statistical Data and Metadata (December 1995)

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1994
Statistical Data Editing - Volume 1: Methods and Techniques 1 (December 1994)

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1993
Inventory of National Practices in Estimating Hidden and Informal Economic Activities for National Accounts (December 1993)

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Conference of European Statisticians (February 1993)

Statistical Data Editing  ...