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Working Paper Series on Statistics



The constantly evolving and often sensitive landscape of gender and gender identity brings with it a need to respond with appropriate statistical measures which capture what is important to the population. Changing social and legal contexts bring new pressures to ensure that often marginalized minority groups such as those with a transgender identity are adequately covered by statistics. This Working Paper explores current practices, challenges and possible solutions and provides the basis for future internationally-coordinated work on measuring gender identity.


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Published: March 2019



This paper contains an overview of household surveys on migration and remittances in the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia since 2007. It analyzes the methodology and questionnaires of the surveys and assesses to what extent the concepts, definitions and questions on migration and remittances used there allow producing internationally comparable data.

e report was prepared by Anna Prokhorova, UNECE consultant, in the project “Enhancing coherence and integration of economic and social statistics in support of the implementation of 2008 SNA” financed from the World Bank ECASTAT programme. 


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Published: June 2018




Waste statistics are of high policy interest in the context of SDGs, green economy, resource efficiency, Sustainable Consumption and Production, climate change and many other policy initiatives. In this paper, special attention is paid to reuse and recycling of waste, use of waste for generating energy, and hazardous waste. Emerging issues include food waste, electronic waste or end-of-life vehicles. The paper was prepared by UNECE and Statistics Netherlands. 

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Published: March 2017


This paper was prepared by Statistics Austria for the in-depth review on labour mobility and globalisation that the Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians conducted in February 2015. It summarises international statistical activities related to measuring labour mobility, identifies issues and challenges, and makes recommendations on further work.


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Published: February 2017



This review is concerned with how geospatial information can be used in the production of official statistics. It will consider how geospatial information fits within the statistical process and what barriers exist to exploiting the value of geospatial information for official statistics.


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Published: October 2016