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"
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Creation of the Euro area: Implications for economic statistics.
The System of National Accounts, 1993 (SNA) was a joint publication by the United Nations Statistical Division, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Eurostat and the OECD. It provides a detailed framework for producing national accounts statistics and is intended for world-wide use.
This Statistics Working Paper N. 1 - 2001/1 deals with the construction of statistics for area or zone totals for groups of countries. It discusses various ways to construct volume and value series and reviews some of the implications for resulting indirect price indices. The paper then takes a more specific look at the Euro area and provides an empirical example concerning the aggregation of private final consumption for the 12
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This first issue of Statistics Brief covers a very important subject, international trade statistics, which plays a vital part in OECD's monitoring, analysis and projections of macroeconomic developments in individual economies and the world economy.
The IMF Balance of Payments Statistics Committee website contains: Committee annual reports; and statistical papers, committee papers and working papers on balance of payments compilation issues discussed by the Committee.