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  • Measuring productivity – OECD Manual 2001

    "OECD Productivity Manual: A Guide to the Measurement of Industry-Level and Aggregate Productivity Growth" presents the theoretical foundations to productivity measurement, and discusses implementation and measurement issues.

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  • Measuring Capital - OECD Manual 2009

    The measurement of consumption of fixed capital remains a key reason for capital measurement but two additional objectives have increasingly gained in importance: establishing balance sheets for economic sectors and measuring capital services for the analysis of production and productivity.

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  • Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2019

    In this edition, the OECD highlights a decoupling between productivity growth and higher real average wages in many countries, resulting in continued declines in labour’s share of national income.

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APO-OECD Report: Towards Improved and Comparable Productivity Statistics

APO-OECD Report: Towards Improved and Comparable Productivity Statistics

17 Mar 2021 - Addressing measurement challenges is crucial if economies are to develop sound policies to navigate out of the current crisis. Certain challenges in productivity measurement – for example, the measurement of the non-observed economy, non-observed employment, and the self-employed – are more severe in many APO economies, where these phenomena are more prevalent. 

The first report of the APO and OECD explores current practices and challenges in productivity measurement and provides recommendations to National Productivity Organisations (NPOs), National Statistics Offices (NSOs) and other agencies involved in the compilation and analysis of productivity statistics in APO member economies to improve measurement and cross-country comparability.


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