United Nations issues NTA manual

Working closely with NTA members, the United Nations has recently issued the "National Transfer Accounts manual: Measuring and analysing the generational economy." The manual was produced as part of a United Nations Development Account project (ROA 167). It is designed to support capacity-development efforts, assisting researchers from countries all over the world to construct National Transfer Accounts and to interpret and analyse them as a guide to policy. Building on work carried out for more than a decade by members of the NTA global network, the new NTA manual presents the concepts, methods, and estimation procedures for measuring financial flows over the lifecycle.

NTA Manual cover

Download: NTA manual 2013.

Update: The linked file has been updated on 10 July 2014 to include corrections in Appendix E.

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Supplementary material: "Review of NTA from SNA perspective," by Jan W. van Tongeren Tongeren.2013.SNA Perspective

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