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The use of administrative data for censuses continues to increase across the countries of the UNECE region and beyond. Administrative sources are used in a wide variety of ways, from supporting operations in a traditional census all the way to fully register-based censuses. It is important that NSOs understand the strengths and limitations of administrative data for use in their censuses, to
Climate change is an existential threat and provides an immense challenge for humanity. A better understanding of all its aspects, through monitoring, modelling, analysis and reporting, is crucial to decide on the best course of action. This document presents a set of core internationally comparable climate change-related indicators and statistics, developed by a dedicated UNECE Task Force
This document provides practical guidelines on how to implement the Conference of European Statisticians’ Core Set of Climate Change-Related Indicators (CES Indicator Set), taking into account national policy priorities and data availability. It
This report provides a progress assessment on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), based on the data available in the United Nations Global SDG Indicators Database and on the statistical methodology commonly used by all five United Nations regional commissions. The assessment identifies targets on which the overall
Unequal power relations operate not only in the public world but also in the private sphere, within households. This Guidance has been developed to support national statistical offices in developing ways to measure power in the private sphere, looking at who usually makes decisions about a variety of matters, from routine grocery shopping to saving up for a car, and from seeing a doctor to
As the number of international migrants has grown, it is becoming increasingly important for the public and policymakers to understand migratory flows and the impact of migration on individuals, families, societies and economies. For this, it is necessary to look at change over time, as underscored in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. A longitudinal approach where
When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in March 2020, preparations for the 2020 round of population and housing censuses were well underway in countries across the UNECE region: some were already in the field, while the majority were in the advanced stages of planning for a 2021 census. The impacts of the pandemic on census-taking have been wide ranging; from the need for social distancing in
This publication provides guidance on applying various approaches to data disaggregation for measuring poverty and aims to improve the international comparability of poverty statistics. Regardless of how accurate the national measures of poverty are, their usefulness will be limited if they mask existing disparities within societies. The introductory Chapter 1 lays down the
The population census is not just about counting how many people live in a country, but also providing information about age, sex, and other key characteristics that allow countries to paint a picture of how different groups, with different needs, are spread out across the country. In fact, the census provides the foundation for many statistics that help us make informed decisions affecting
The world is becoming more interconnected, with an acceleration in the movement of information, capital, goods, services and people across international borders. As it becomes easier to travel and work in other countries – especially in common market areas such as the European Union – the expansion of international labour mobility has become a topic of growing policy importance.International
 Migration shapes societies. Its economic, social and demographic impacts are large and increasing. Policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders need data on migrants – how many there are, their rates of entry and exit, their characteristics, and their integration into societies. These data need be comprehensive, accurate and frequently updated. There is no single source that can provide
  The purpose of this publication is to guide national statistical offices and other responsible agencies on the use of registers and administrative data in population and housing censuses, including operational, practical, technical and legal aspects. The publication was prepared by a task force established by the Conference of European Statisticians (CES), composed of experts from national
This publication contains a series of good practices and recommendations on effectively communicating the results of population projections. Here, “communication” encompasses not only how projections should be disseminated to users, but also what should be communicated. The aim is to improve the coherence between what is produced by national statistical offices and what is needed by users,
Conventional economic statistics, such as national accounts and employment measures, are largely designed to measure the market economy and in most countries exclude unpaid household service work. Economists have argued for many years that ignoring these services introduces biases in various areas of economic analysis. For instance, an increase in childcare or long-term care provided by the
Circular migration – a repetition of migration by the same person between two or more countries – is a topic of growing importance, on which information is needed for policy development. To meet this demand, tools must be established to better measure the extent to which existing international migration patterns become more (or less) circular over time and to evaluate policies aiming at
Migration is a powerful driver and important consequence of economic, political and social change, and therefore needs to be adequately measured and understood. However, the improvement of statistical systems to measure migration has been a slow process because of weak coordination between migration statistics producers, discrepancies in the applied definitions, and challenges related to data
The population and housing census provides, at regular intervals, information on the number and characteristics of the population of a country, and on its housing stock. It is an essential source of information for small-area, national, regional and international planning and development. This publication reviews the practices followed by countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
The main objectives of the Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2020 Censuses of Population and Housing are: to provide guidance and assistance to countries in the planning and execution of their population and housing censuses; and to facilitate and improve the comparability of census at the UN regional level through the identification of a core set of census topics  and
The increased movement of people across international borders has brought the issue of migrant integration to the forefront of national polices.  International migration can have great societal and economic impacts, both positive and negative, on both individuals and countries of origin and destination, particularly when viewed through the lens of time.  Thus, improved measurement of the
These first ever Recommendations on Climate Change-Related Statistics are aimed at improving existing official statistics to support climate change analysis and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. The focus is not on scientific or meteorological data describing changes in weather and climate, but rather on statistics that are relevant for analysing climate change,