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Manual of Statistical Definitions, Concepts & Terms

Statistics is one of the main components of planning and decision-making support in all country's sectors. Accordingly, the importance of this manual that unifies the statistical and economic concepts and terms, which are used in the regional and international organizations and entities and the consultancy firms, lies in the fact that it is a general and comprehensive reference for the definitions, terms, and concepts that benefits researchers, concerned persons, academics and decision-makers.

This manual is relying on the Unified Directory of Statistical Concepts and Terminology in the GCC countries. The Planning and Statistics Authority has updated specific terms and listed new ones. We hope that it contributes to strengthening the statistical work transparency and raising statistical awareness for all groups utilizing the statistical data, information and indicators. It will be developed and updated by the Authority as needed.

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  1. Principles & Recommendations Methods and Materials.
  2. The methods and materials of demography.
  3. Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
  4. David R Whiting, & Alan D Lopiz, Cause Specific Mortality in the United Republic of Tanzania, December 2006.
  5. (Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual – 2000).
  6. (Manual Statistics Financial and Monetary – 2000).
  7. (Balance of Payments Balance of Payments Manual Fifth edition -1993).
  8. Readings in International Environment Statistics.
  9. Glossary of Environment Statistics.
  10. Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods.
  11. FAO statistical development series 11, World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010, ISSN 1014-3378.
  12. ILO Terminology - Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 2008+ Adpted from PCBS.
  13. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Revised Recommendation concerning the International Standardization of Educational Statistics.
  14. UNESCO institute for statistics-Education Indicators Technical Guidelines, 2009.
  15. UN, international classification of activities for Time - use statistic 1998.
  16. LO, Consumer Price Index: Theory and Practice, 2004.
  17. Energy indicators for sustainable development: guidelines and methodologies - Vienna: International Atomic Energy Agency, 2005.
  18. Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics - Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport) ECMT (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) UNECE.
  19. UNSD, 2005, Millennium Indicators Database.