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UNECE Publications

Using Administrative and Secondary Sources for
Official Statistics - A Handbook of Principles and
Practices (2011)


Использование административных и вторичных
источников данных в официальной статистике

Руководство по принципам и практике

English (760 KB PDF file)

Russian (2.4 MB PDF file)

Wiki version (with automatic translation into over 90 languages.)

Register-based Statistics in the Nordic Countries
- Review of Best Practices with Focus on Population
and Social Statistics (2007)


Статистика на основе регистров в
Североевропейских странах

Обзор передовых методик с уделением основного
внимания демографической и социальной статистике

English (2.7 MB PDF file)

Russian (7.3 MB PDF file)


Other Publications