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1 Developing a programme for the implementation of the 2008 SNA and supporting statistics Meeting on Scaling up the coordination and resources for the implementation of the SNA 28 May 2013 Luxembourg

2 2 Outline Introduction 2008 SNA implementation programme Activities of ISWGNA members Developing a programme for SNA implementation and supporting statistics Discussion

3 3 Introduction Increased concerns about data gaps and major revisions in national accounts and supporting statistics of developing countries Need to revisit the effectiveness of the implementation of the SNA and supporting statistics One option is to address the institutional arrangements, the statistical operations and the statistical infrastructure at country level Aim of this session: to discuss the UNSD approach to developing an implementation programme for the SNA and supporting statistics at the country level

4 4 Global 2008 SNA Implementation programme Global statistical initiative, mandated by the 40 th UNSC following the adoption of the 2008 SNA, with dual objective to assist countries to: – Change over to the 2008 SNA; – improve scope, detail and quality of the national accounts and supporting economic statistics

5 5 Develop national accounts that are responsive to: – Macroeconomic and sectoral policy needs – Global economic and financial interconnected environment (global production, trade and finance and their interdependency with national economy) – Short term economic vulnerabilities (early warning indicators for tracing turning points in the business cycle Objective of the Global Statistical Initiative

6 6 The efficiency and sustainability of the initiative rest on the agreed principles of the implementation strategy: (a) strategic planning (b) coordination, monitoring and reporting (c) improving statistical systems Principles of the global initiative

7 7 Strategic planning framework: NSDS as the strategic planning framework Information structure: based on the integrated economic statistics approach (standards, statistical production process, institutional arrangements) and internationally agreed scope (MRDS) and compliance for the national accounts and supporting economic statistics Modalities: Training and technical cooperation, publication of manuals and handbooks, research and advocacy Stages of implementation: leading to the change over to the 2008 SNA. Elements to operationalise the initiative

8 8 Implementation stages Three stages o Stage I: Review of strategic framework and detailing of national and regional implementation programmes Statement of strategy – Development of an economic statistics programme for compiling the required scope and detail of the National Accounts to inform policy makers Diagnosis of current situation – Assessment of the national statistical system to support the national accounts compilation (self assessment diagnostic tool) Development of strategic vision for national accounts and supporting statistics shared among stakeholders Develop implementation plan based on agreed priorities with a minimum set of core indicators

9 9 Implementation stages Stage II: Adaptation of classification frameworks, business registers and frames, surveys, administrative data sources and information technology infrastructure. Stage III: Application of adapted frameworks and source data, backcasting and changeover to 2008 SNA Each country will determine the duration of the various stages. – It is expected that from 2014 onwards, many Member States will change over to the 2008 SNA following a gradual two or three year transition for each stage.

10 10 Activities of ISWGNA members Light coordination mechanism allows for flexibility Active in statistical capacity building providing training and technical cooperation, publication of manuals and handbooks and research Most recent activities of the ISWGNA members and the regional commissions described annually in the report of the ISWGNA to the UNSC In addition, all these agencies also disseminate support material through their respective websites

11 11 UNSD, in collaboration with RCs, conducted series of seminars to align regional and global implementation programmes Country visits the next phase – to help countries develop strategic vision and implementation programme Lead countries identified to support SNA implementation at a sub-regional level – National seminar with lead country – (Sub) regional seminar with support from lead country – Follow up with countries by UNSD, RCs and lead country UNSD activities

12 12 Objectives of the seminars are to – Identify the macro economic policy needs to determine the scope and detail of the NA that needs to be compiled – To prepare for an assessment of the adequacy of the statistical production process to provide the required data for the compilation of the NA – To identify the required actions for implementation – To develop a statement of strategy UNSD activities

13 13 a strategic planning frame work for the development of an economic statistics programme to meet policy needs set of actions to accomplish statistical and institutional goals for the sustainable improvement of the economic statistics programmes Statement of strategy

14 14 Policy documents, NSDS, etc. Regional strategic frameworks for statistical capacity building Regulatory and institutional framework – strengthening the functioning of NSS, its programming, management and performance Statistical infrastructure – strengthening of use of classifications, registers and frames and IT infrastructure Statistical operations of data collection, compilation, dissemination and analysis Statement of Strategy – take into account

15 15 Mandate, Mission statement Values High-level goals Specific goals Required actions Elements of the statement of strategy

16 16 High-level goals represent the overall accomplishments to be achieved – Improving scope, quality and timeliness of economic statistics – Minimizing response burden – Increasing use of administrative data for statistical purposes – Achieving cost effectiveness using best practices – Raising public awareness and use of national accounts and economic statistics Statement of strategy

17 17 Specific goals describe the ultimate results that need to be accomplished – Compile national accounts according to milestone two or MRDS – Develop a national central hub for short term economic statistics Statement of strategy

18 18 Confrontation of – Goals – as determined by international recommendations – compliance – Requirements to meet goals – administrative and survey resources – Current status – present practices – Actions – to remedy the shortcomings Consolidation of statistical requirements, assessments and actions

19 19 Consolidation of statistical requirements, assessments and actions Data item Frequency2008 SNA Required sources Principal data sources and compilation methods MQA NVNVNV Nominal Volu mes Nomi nal Volumes National accounts aggregates to comply to Milestone 2 - MRDS Set of short term indicators Blue – Goals Green – needs Red – current status

20 20 Required actions to be carried out: Regulatory and institutional framework – strengthening the functioning of NSS, its programming, management and performance Statistical infrastructure – strengthening the use of standards (2008 SNA), classifications (ISIC Rev 4), registers and frames Statistical operations – strengthening of data collection, compilation, dissemination and analysis Statement of strategy

21 21 Improve statistical legislation, code of conduct, service agreements for NSS Comply with standards: 2008 SNA, ISIC rev 4, etc. Upgrade of business registers and area frames Extend use of administrative data Increase periodicity and timeliness of data (price statistics, production and turnover surveys) Integrate survey and questionnaire design of economic activity surveys (structural business statistics and short term business statistics) Integrate survey and questionnaire design of household surveys (labour and income and expenditure surveys) Extend coverage of enterprises (informal sector surveys etc. Examples of actions

22 22 Indicates the interventions to be carried out with a timetable to mitigate data gaps. Provides an information structure for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the SNA. Needs to be specific, measurable, relevant and be executed in a particular time scale. Each of the required actions needs to include key features and key deliverables. Action plan

23 23 Statement of strategy : requires agreement by the national statistical system (data producer, provider and user), high political support and donor consultation is basis for formulating a national implementation programme is basis for actively seeking funding for implementation programmes from own sources and donors Summary

24 24 UNSD & RCs and relevant sub-regional organizations Based on four principles: – the country groups should be small; – common sub-regional priorities and policy needs economic integration goal; – the group need to be supported by a lead country in the group; and – a mechanism is put in place to facilitate following up with the countries on the their national plans Sub-regional approach

25 25 Holds promise, but the interventions at the country level need to be scaled up by Intl orgs and Reg orgs Coordinated coherent global programme with clear division of responsibilities among the Intl orgs and Reg orgs and supporting countries is required. Coordination to ensure that stats capacity dev activities are lined up on – common sub-regional priorities and policy needs and – prevent other activities to crowd out limited institutional capacities at national level Sub-regional approach

26 26 Is the development of a statement of strategy an appropriate step for the development of a programme for the implementation of the SNA and supporting statistics? Is the sub-regional approach with lead countries the right approach for developing multi-year implementation programme that could be scaled up to the regional and global level? Do you have other suggestions to facilitate the implementation of the SNA? Points for discussion

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