The aim of the conference is to bring together politicians and statisticians in a dialogue about how to shape statistics underpinning policy making and political decision making. How should indicators be defined so that they measure what politicians want them to measure? How should politicians and statisticians cooperate in order to get the best possible outcome on both sides?
The aim of the seminar was to contribute to the development of tools to help people transform statistics into knowledge and decisions. It was held in the context of the Global Project on “Measuring the Progress of Societies”.
Source: OECD International Trade by Commodity Statistics (updated continuously) - Annual merchandise trade statistics of OECD countries are shown with all partner countries at 2-digit level of the Harmonised System (HS) 1988. More detailed data are available on DVD and online up to 6-digit level of the HS 1996 and up to 5-digit level of the Standard International Trade Classification (Rev.2 and Rev.3) in terms of values and quantities.
Statistics Working Paper N. 35 - 2010/6 - There is a broad recognition that the development of cross-cutting, high-quality, shared, and accessible information about a society’s progress is crucial to ensure that decision-making is simultaneously responsive and responsible at all levels. There is no single correct way to manage a project to measure societal progress - different projects will have different goals, audiences and
Data are available from 1980 and provide comparable information on marketable and non-marketable central government debt instruments in all OECD member countries. They are expressed either in million of US dollars or as a percentage of GDP. The coverage of the data is limited to central government debt issuance and excludes therefore state and local government debt and social security funds. Source: Central Goverment Debt Database
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The recent global crisis has heightened interest in entrepreneurship as an essential element to foster economic recovery and employment growth throughout the world. But, in order to understand and promote entrepreneurship, government analysts and policymakers require sound statistical indicators, preferably comparable across countries. The OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP) develops measures of entrepreneurship
Updated continuously. Includes Purchasing power parities (PPPs) for GDP and for actual individual consumption and exchange rates (national currency per USD) from 1970 to latest available.
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Presentation by Martine Durand, OECD Chief Statistician, at the NatStats 2010 conference, Sydney on 15-17 September 2010: Australia during the recent crisis; Australia over the medium-term; What about Australian people? And Challenges for the future.
Website of the Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics - The PGI website presents data for the Group of 20 (G-20) to facilitate the monitoring of economic and financial developments for these systemically important economies. Launched in response to the on-going financial and economic crisis, it is hosted by the IMF, and is a joint undertaking of the Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics: Bank for
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OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2010