Intermediate e-Learning course on Integrated Economic Statistics to support 2008 SNA implementation

The courses progressively introduce SNA concepts and compilation methods and the changes introduced in the latest update of SNA standards—the SNA 2008.


Breaking the silos
SDG8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG17: Partnerships for the goals
SDG 17: Systemic Issues
Economics and Finance
Economic statistics
Macroeconomic statistics
Economic accounts
economic outlook
national accounts
official statistics

This intermediate course on the integrated economic statistics focuses on the following topics:

  • Statistical Infrastructure for Economic Statistics
    • Administrative data sources
    • Economic Census, Surveys and statistical registers
    • Classification Frameworks
  • An overview of SNA – a brief recap
    • Domestic economy and the Rest of the World
    • Institutional units & sectors
    • SNA Aggregates and their coverage
    • SNA framework
  • Integrating economic censuses and business surveys into SUT/SNA estimation
    • Linkages of economic censuses to SNA measures
    • SNA measures in economic census questionnaires
    • Bench-marking SUT/GDP using economic census
  • Estimation Methods
    • Estimation of output and value added
    • Derivation of volume measures
    • Supply and Use Methods
    • Implications of 2008 SNA on GDP measures

Target Audience

  • Statisticians and economists working in the compilation of national accounts.
  • Researchers and others interested in the details of the national accounts.


Learning Objectives

The course is designed with the following objectives:

  1. Rationalize data sources for economic statistics and understand the inter-linkages between the various data collections and compilations;
  2. Plan for effective economic census questionnaires and tabulation plans;
  3. Plan for the use of economic census results for other economic data collections and in the compilation of national accounts.

At the end of the course, participants are expected to be able to:

  1. Identify the data flows and additional data needs for implementing the recommendations of the 2008 SNA and core economic statistics as identified in the UNESCAP regional programme for economic statistics;
  2. Build effective economic census instruments and analytical plan.