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The term international statistical standard refers to the comprehensive body of international statistical guidelines and recommendations that have been developed by international organisations working with national agencies.

The formulation of international statistical standards necessarily entails an extensive process of consultation and discussion between international organisations and between international organisations and their member countries.

The standards cover almost every field of statistical endeavour from data collection, processing and dissemination and almost very statistical subject. Such standards also include international statistical classifications

The most comprehensive database of existing international statistical guidelines and recommendations is maintained on the United Nations Statistical Division website, the Methodological publications in statistics. This database also lists standards currently being developed by international organisations.

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary + thefreedictionary.com.

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Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

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Created on Monday, February 2, 2004

Last updated on Friday, June 14, 2013