The Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) in collaboration with the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) organised a Training Course on “How to Transfer from 1993 to 2008 National Accounts System” on 11-14 October 2010, in Amman, Jordan. The course was attended by 21 participants representing 12 Arab countries such as Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.
With the adoption of the United Nations of a new national accounts system (2008 System) which is an updated version of 1993 system with many changes, this training course was organised, firstly, to introduce the new system to the participants by explain how to transfer the national accounts from the 1993 system to the 2008 one and, secondly, to increase the knowledge of workers in the area of national accounts by introducing methods, classifications, international recommendations and the recent changes made on the national account system and its usage. Such knowledge will enable the workers to attain more accurate and simple data through one defined system. The course also aimed to increase the knowledge of those who work on economic surveys related to accounts and national concepts in order to enable them to develop more simple forms used by data providers.
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