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In October 2007, the Bureau reviewed statistics on income, living conditions and poverty, and agreed that a road map on the issues to be considered and practical actions to be undertaken should be developed.
In October 2008, Statistics Canada presented a road map with options for further work on income, wealth and poverty measurement, and the Bureau concluded that work is needed in two directions: towards a narrower focus on practical implementation of the Canberra Group Handbook and towards an integrated framework of income, expenditures and wealth.
In February 2009, the Bureau set up a Task Force to update the Canberra Group Handbook on household income statistics to reflect new developments in the measurement of income. The work on a wider scope at the global level could be considered under the UN framework by setting up a city group.
Outcome of the review
As an outcome of the Task Force’s work, the Conference endorsed the Canberra Group Handbook on Household Income Statistics, Second edition in June 2011.
The OECD expert group on micro statistics on household income, consumption and wealth was set up in late 2010 to pursue the developing an integrated framework for at the micro level. As a result two publications came out in 2013: OECD Framework for statistics on the distribution of household income, consumption and wealth and OECD Guidelines for micro statistics on household wealth with input for example from Eurostat, UNECE and the World Bank.