Publications & Documents


  • 10-December-2009

    English, Excel, 171kb

    Interpreting OECD Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs)

    The recent economic and financial crisis has increased the spotlight on the OECD’s CLI and indeed broadened its base of users beyond its traditional specialised audience. To respond to the needs of this broader base, the OECD has decided to produce this note that provides a more accessible and less technical explanation of the CLI and the ways in which it should be interpreted.

  • 3-December-2009

    English

    Handbook on Deriving Capital Measures of Intellectual Property Products

    The latest System of National Accounts (the 2008 SNA) explicitly recognises, for the first time, that expenditures on research and experimental development (R&D) should be recorded as capital formation. This is a natural extension to the 1993 SNA, which recommends recording many acquisitions of software and databases, mineral exploration, and entertainment, artistic and literary originals as capital formation, too. These products

  • 27-October-2009

    English

    Charting progress, building visions, improving life

    In a keynote speech delivered at the OECD 3rd World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, Mr. Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

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  • 23-October-2009

    English

    Monthly Statistics of International Trade - Data by Trade in Value by Partner Countries

    The data presented are an extract (Switzerland) of the database Monthly Statistics of International Trade (MSIT) , which provides detailed monthly, quarterly and annual data on trade by OECD member countries and groups of member coutries with partner countries and group of partner countries. MSIT is also available as monthly paper publication.

  • 21-October-2009

    English

    How good is trust? Measuring trust and its role for the progress of societies

    Statistics Working Paper N. 29 - 2009/3 - This paper investigates the notion and role of trust in modern societies as a first step towards the construction of indicators that could better inform our understanding of societal progress. Trust is commonly viewed as a proxy indicator of social capital, and a high level of trust is considered a factor that can enhance economic growth and social well-being. Indicators of trust inform about

  • 6-October-2009

    English

    OECD World Forum in Busan to explore new ways to measure and foster progress

    Assessing the progress and failings of our societies requires a far broader set of measures than just economic indicators.

  • 14-September-2009

    English

    OECD welcomes experts’ call on need for new measures of social progress

    The OECD is ready to play a key role in helping to implement the recommendations of a commission of international experts on new ways of measuring well-being and progress, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said.

  • 14-September-2009

    English

    Project on the International Measurement of Culture

    Workshop on the International Measurement of culture which was held at La Muette on 4-5 December 2006

  • 11-September-2009

    English

    OECD Main Economic Indicators - Online Sources and Definitions

    Main Economic Indicators: Electronically available national practices for individual OECD member countries - Updated in real time.

  • 1-September-2009

    English

    Measuring Capital - OECD Manual 2009 - Second edition

    Capital - in particular of the physical sort - plays several roles in economic life: it constitutes wealth and it it provides services in production processes. Capital is invested, disinvested and it depreciates and becomes obsolescent and there is a question how to measure all these dimensions of capital in industry and national accounts. This revised Capital Manual is a comprehensive guide to the approaches toward capital

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