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By Enrico Giovannini, OECD Chief Statisticians. Comparability, reliability, accuracy: all are hallmarks of the OECD's renowned statistical databases. This is just as well, since good policy and business decisions depend on good numbers. But shou...
This Statistics Working Paper N. 5 - 2003/3 has been written as a contribution to the OECD e-government project launched in 2001, which explores how governments can best exploit information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance good governance principles and achieve public policy goals. The paper highlights the way in which the collection, compilation and dissemination of statistics has changed dramatically as NSOs have
Statistics Working Paper 2003/2 - The objective of this paper is two fold: 1) present comparable results for household financial and non financial assets and liabilities for Europe, the USA and Japan,2) analyse the change in the composition of household gross ...
This Statistics Working Paper N. 3 - 2003/1 confirms that current estimates of software investment differ significantly between countries for pure statistical reasons, thus affecting the comparability of GDP.
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The term "Non-Observed Economy" refers to those economic activities which should be included in the GDP but which, for one reason or another, are not covered in the statistical surveys or administrative records from which the national accounts a...
This Statistics Working Paper N. 2 - 2002/2 presents a general overview of recent work on sustainable development indicators in OECD countries. It provides an overview of on-going work for developing "agreed" indicators that measure progress across the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental). The paper then takes a more specific look at the approaches to sustainable development indicators
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The main purpose of this document is to take a better look at a few tools available within Microsoft Excel that facilitate the extraction of data directly from the Internet. The "Web Query" functionality in Excel goes beyond allowing the simple i...
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How well do school systems perform in providing young people with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, and in preparing them for life and learning beyond school? International comparisons of the outcomes of education systems have in the past been elusive.
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Purchasing power parities - measurement and uses.
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Article by Paul Schreyer, OECD Statistics Directorate for the "Review of Income and Wealth, Series 48, N.1, March 2002"