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The role of metadata/ Роль Метаданных
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Slides from a presentation delivered by Steven Vale of the the UNECE at a UNECE Training Workshop on Dissemination of MDG Indicators and Statistical Information in Astana, Kazakhstan, 23 – 25 November 2009 (other presentations,papers and exercises from the workshop, in both English and Russian, can be found here:

The focus of the presentation is on explaining why metadata are essential, not just for MDG indicators but more broadly across all areas of official statistics.

The presentation gives an overview of what metadata are, what kinds of metadata exist, who uses them, and how their needs can be met. It introduces the major standards and guidelines for statistical metadata.

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Methodology of Data Collection, Processing, Dissemination & Analysis

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