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OECD — China Governance Project: The Institutional Arrangements for the Production of Statistics

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  • Carsten A. Holz

The purpose of this working paper is to provide an overview of recent discussions on the quality of Chinese data, and to describe and evaluate the institutional organization and methods of data compilation in China. The first part outlines key criticisms of Chinese data and examines their validity. The second part describes the institutional organization of statistical data compilation in China--with a focus on the National Bureau of Statistics as China's statistical authority--and the latest innovations in data collection. The third part evaluates institutional aspects and data collection methods with reference to the data problems noted in the first part by pointing out some shortcomings and discussing various reform proposals ... Le but de ce document est de fournir une vue globale de la qualité des données chinoises, ainsi que de décrire et évaluer les méthodes et l’organisation institutionnelle de la compilation des données en Chine. La première partie met en évidence les critiques clefs des données chinoises et examine leur validité. La seconde partie décrit l’organisation institutionnelle de la compilation des données statistiques en Chine – avec un accent particulier mis sur le National Bureau of Statistics, en tant qu’administration statistique en Chine – et les dernières innovations de la collecte des données. La troisième partie évalue les aspects institutionnels et les méthodes de collecte des données, se référant aux problèmes des données énoncés en première partie, par la mise en évidence de lacunes et la discussion de diverses propositions de réformes ...

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Statistics Working Papers with number 2005/1.

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Date of creation: 19 Jan 2005
Handle: RePEc:oec:stdaaa:2005/1-en
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