Technical Mission on ‘Module 2: Quarterly National Accounts’ to Afghanistan
Date : 23 January - 12 February 2016 Venue : Kabul - Afghanistan

In accordance with its 2015 Annual Work Plan, SESRIC organised the technical mission on ‘Module 2: Quarterly National Accounts’ at the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) on 23 January - 12 February 2016, within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. The mission was conducted by Mr. Kourosh Javadi Pashaki, Expert at the Statistical Centre of the Islamic Republic of Iran with participation of relevant officials of CSO.

As defined in the Terms of Reference by Central Statistics Organization (CSO) of the Republic of Afghanistan; National Accounts Division (NAD) of CSO prepares national accounts every year. Usually, preliminary estimates are prepared for the current year. National accounts are based on data from various sources including ministries, departments, central bank, international organizations and national non-government organizations and others. In fact, national accounting statistics rely very much upon the statistical system of the country where not just CSO but many other government and non-government organizations have important role in collection and compilation of primary and administrative data that are used as inputs to produce reliable and timely national accounts. In this regard, the first phase of the technical mission on “Module 1: Quarterly National Accounts” to Afghanistan was successfully conducted on 17-28 October 2015. For more information please visit: Link

The technical mission on 'Module 2: Quarterly National Accounts' focused on the following topics:

  • Method of Statistical Data Extraction of National Accounts
    • Gross fixed capital formation
    • Compensation of employees
    • Consumption of fixed capital, (depreciation)
    • Intermediate costs
    • Consumption
  • Calculated Quarterly National Accounts, Households' Final Consumption, Government and Investment at Current and Constant Prices by Denton method
    • Households' final consumption
    • Government's final consumption
    • Consumption
    • Exports and imports
    • Inventory change
  • Introduction to the Pattern of Input- Output Tables and its Usages
    • Supply Table
    • Use Table
    • Symmetric Table
    • Direct Backward Linkage
    • Direct and Indirect Backward Linkage
    • Direct Forward linkage
    • Direct and Indirect Backward Linkage
    • Normalized Direct and Backward and Forward Linkage
  • Introducing National Accounts and Other
    • Supply and demand table
    • Account of Goods and Services.
    • Production accounts
    • Generate income accounts

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