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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
Gender statistics, like statistics on any other topic, are valuable to users only if they are easily found and accessible, and if users find them relevant and easy to understand. National statistical offices  must take extra care when communicating gender statistics to balance the need to remain
This Guide introduces seasonal adjustment and gives practical guidance to national statistical offices in producing seasonal adjusted monthly or quarterly time series covering all steps in the production process, from the evaluation of the original data series to the dissemination and
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
The idea of viewing human knowledge and abilities as an asset and to estimate its value is not new but has gained more prominence in recent years. ln 2016, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) published the "Guide on Measuring Human Capital"with the objective of pursuing the
Many countries and regions are facing two increasingly stark trends: rapid urbanization and a growing number of natural disasters caused by climate change-related hazards. Combined, they substantially increase the risk to which many people are exposed. The increasing number and magnitude of
This report reviews the situation and trends in progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of 49 selected indicators under each of the 17 SDGs. Indicators were selected based on their relevance to the UNECE region and availability of data. For the most part, the
Statistics on social and demographic topics are usually produced from surveys of private households. People living in institutions are often excluded because it can be complicated and expensive to identify and sample the institutions and their residents.But populations across the UNECE region
Leading, composite and sentiment indicators make it possible for official statistics to shed new light on aspects of the economy and the society, for instance through compilation of leading indicators on the economic development or composite indicators measuring the well-being of households.This
 Official statistics are an indispensable element of the information system of democratic societies, serving governments, economies and the public with data that can help them understand and make decisions: about the economy, about the population, about society and the environment. An essential
UNECE Countries in Figures presents a profile of social and economic indicators for each of the 56 UNECE member countries.These profiles, prepared by the UNECE Statistical Division, are intended to be of interest to readers not necessarily familiar with statistical terminology or with
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
 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
The Guidelines provide practical guidance on how to develop and maintain statistical business registers to support the production of business demography and entrepreneurship statistics. The Guidelines contain definitions and compilation guidance for key demographic events and propose business
 In a world where huge amounts of data are being generated all the time, and where citizens can look up almost anything they want, official statistics must stand out as a unique sourceof impartial and trustworthy information. The Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics – based on
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
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
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
In the UNECE region, countries’ approaches to poverty measurement vary significantly. There is a large spectrum of poverty indicators, wide varieties of definitions, methods, thresholds and data sources that are not fully matched by national or international guidelines.This publication provides
The publication provides guidance to national statistical offices on producing statistics for SDGs. It lays out what needs to be done, who are the stakeholders, and what are the opportunities for cooperation. The Road Map deals with establishing national mechanisms for collaboration, assessing