Infrastructure to implement System of National Accounts

On the request of Qatar Statistics Authority, DESA’s Statistics Division provides technical assistance, in terms of a resource person, to conduct a workshop on “Building the basic for 2008 SNA implementation” for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries from 30 September to 4 October in Doha, Qatar.

The workshop will discuss statistical infrastructure required by countries for implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts (2008 SNA) and supporting statistics namely, NSDS, business register, data sources, integrated industrial surveys and changes in classifications of economic activities. In addition main changes in the 2008 SNA  and global implementation strategy will also be presented to the participants. It is expected that the workshop will strengthen the statistical capacity of the GCC countries and help them prepare a national statement of strategy for implementation of SNA and supporting statistics as first step for change over to 2008 SNA.

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