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RESEARCH PAPER: Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts

The Handbook on Non-Profit Institutions in the System of National Accounts, published in 2003 by the United Nations, recommends statistical standards and guidelines for the development of data on non-profit institutions (NPIs) within the System of National Accounts, 1993 (1993 SNA). The framework, concepts and classifications are designed as an extension and clarification of those underlying the 1993 SNA. The objective of developing NPI data is to improve and make available data on a sector that is growing in importance and that is often ignored or little developed as part of the economy-wide compilation of data on national accounts.

The Handbook was prepared in close collaboration between the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies and the Economic Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division. Particular mention may be made of the contributions by Lester M. Salamon, Regina List, S. Wojciech Sokolowski and Helen Tice of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies; Helmut K. Anheier, formerly at the Johns Hopkins University and now at the Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London; and Cristina Hannig, Károly Kovács, Jan W. van Tongeren, Vu Viet and Magdolna Csizmadia of the United Nations Statistics Division. You can download teh Handbook at http://www.jhu.edu/~gnisp/handbookdraft.html

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