Glossary:Government sector - R & D - Statistics Explained

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Glossary:Government sector - R & D

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The government sector is composed of:

  • all departments, offices and other bodies which furnish but normally do not sell to the community those common services, other than higher education, which cannot otherwise be conveniently and economically provided and administer the state and the economic and social policy of the community;
  • non-profit institutions (NPIs) controlled and mainly financed by government; public enterprises are included in the business enterprise sector.

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Statistical data


  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), "Frascati Manual 2002: The measurement of scientific and technological activities - Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development", OECD, Paris, 2002 - pdf