Joint Eurostat-UN Conference on National Accounts

Luxembourg, 6-8 May 2008
Bâtiment Jean Monnet

Eurostat and the UN Statistics Division jointly organised from 6th to 8th May 2008 a high level Conference on "International Outreach and Coordination in National Accounts for Sustainable Growth and Development". This Conference was an opportunity to bring together producers and users of statistics as well as technical and financial partners from all regions of the world. The main objective was to facilitate the outreach of the System of National Accounts (SNA) and international coordination to improve implementation of harmonised methodologies in the context of development cooperation for poverty reduction strategies, as well as sustainable growth and development;

More specific objectives included:

  • to facilitate the outreach of the SNA in developing countries;
  • to facilitate international coordination in an area where different partners are particularly active at bilateral and multilateral level;
  • to establish orientations for development co-operation in the field of national accounts in order to improve coordination and efficiency of aid and sustainability of project results;
  • to establish orientations at country level in order to improve in a sustainable way the quality, production and dissemination of data.

At the end of the conference the "Luxembourg Recommendations" were adopted. They will be submitted to the Inter Secretariat Working Group on National Accounts (ISWGNA) for follow-up and presented to the 2009 session of the UN Statistical Commission.
 

SESSIONS AND DOCUMENTS/SESSIONS ET DOCUMENTS/SESIONES Y DOCUMENTOS

Session 1 - Opening. Introduction; key notes/Ouverture; éléments clés/Introducción y discursos de apertura

 

Session 2 - International comitments and frameworks/Cadres internationaux et normes/Compromisos y marcos internacionales
Session 3 - Approaches, programme design/Approches, conception des programmes/Enfoques y elaboración de los programas Session 4 - Institutional capacity building in countries/Renforcement institutionnel des capacités dans les pays/Creación de capacidad institucional en los países
Session 5 - Donor activities in the field (what went well, what needs to be improved). Sustainability/Activités des bailleurs dans le domaine (ce qui s'est déroulé de manière satisfaisante, ce qu'il convient d'améliorer). Durabilité/Actividades de los donantes sobre el terreno (qué salió bien, qué hay que mejorar). Sostenibilidad Session 6 - NA data for policy making – promotion of the use/Utilisation des données par les décideurs et promotion des données/Datos de las cuentas nacionales para la elaboración de políticas: fomento de su utilización
Session 7 - Developing a complete system of NA; quality of basic data - statistical problems/Études de cas: Mise au point d'un système complet de comptabilité nationale (SCN); qualité des données de base – Problèmes statistiques/Estudios de caso: creación de un sistema completo de cuentas nacionales; calidad de los datos básicos: problemas estadísticos Session 8 - Training/Formation/Formación
Session 9 - Common tools/ Outils communs/Herramientas comunes Sessions 10 & 11 - Adoption of the action plan. Closure of the meeting/Adoption du plan d'action. Clôture de la réunion/Adopción del plan de acción. Clausura de la conferencia
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Session/Session/Sesión 1

Opening. Introduction and key notes/Ouverture; éléments clés/Introducción y discursos de apertura Back to top

Session/Session/Sesión 7

Developing a complete system of NA; quality of basic data - statistical problems/Études de cas: Mise au point d'un système complet de comptabilité nationale (SCN); qualité des données de base - Problèmes statistiques/Estudios de caso: creación de un sistema completo de cuentas nacionales; calidad de los datos básicos: problemas estadísticos Back to top

Sessions/Sessions/Sesiones 10 & 11

Adoption of the action plan. Closure of the meeting/Adoption du plan d'action. Clôture de la réunion/Adopción del plan de acción. Clausura de la conferencia Back to top