Over the last decade, a number of methodological manuals on macroeconomic datasets were produced by the international community. For a number of reasons, these manuals could be viewed as fragmented, disconnected, and branching in various directions. This paper groups by topics and broad classifications a critical mass (some 40) of manuals that have been published since 1993 or that are nearing completion. Viewing the manuals in an integrated framework prompts a reflection with four broad types of issues to be addressed for future work: awareness and accessibility of the manuals; their relevance; the need for further harmonization, and the need for updating procedures.In other cases, manuals were created (e.g., theme-base manuals) as they use frameworks not readily available in existing manuals. For instance, for the newly developed manual on international trade in services, the coverage for the foreign anbsp;...
|Title||:||Manualson Macroeconomic Statistics|
|Author||:||Mrs. Carol S. Carson, Ms. Lucie Laliberté|
|Publisher||:||International Monetary Fund - 2001-11-01|