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Measurement of Services Sector Statistics in the People’s Republic of China: How can They be Improved?

dc.contributor.authorBishnu Dev Pant
dc.contributor.authorDerek Blades
dc.description.abstractThe People’s Republic of China (PRC) is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It has achieved very high gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates over more than two decades. Because of the PRC’s size and its impact on the world economy, its national accounts estimates have been highly scrutinized by experts over the years. Questions have been raised about the accuracy of official estimates of GDP level and growth rates. The services sector presents a particular cause of concern because of the lack of regular and reliable statistics on service activities. The consequence of this is that official estimates of services sector value-added have been underestimated in the past. This paper discusses present practices in compiling statistics on the PRC’s services sector, identifies gaps and weaknesses in the computation of data and in the estimation procedures being used, and makes recommendation for improving estimates of the services sector in the PRC.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleMeasurement of Services Sector Statistics in the People’s Republic of China: How can They be Improved?
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertComprehensive Development Framework
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Challenges
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Planning
dc.subject.expertMillennium Development Goals
dc.subject.expertPolicy Development
dc.subject.expertProgram Evaluation
dc.subject.expertPerformance Evaluation
dc.subject.expertEvaluation Criteria
dc.subject.expertCapital Market Development
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Economics
dc.subject.expertFinancial Sector Development
dc.subject.expertTechnology Development
dc.subject.expertWorld Development Indicators
dc.subject.expertEvaluation Methods
dc.subject.adbDevelopment assistance
dc.subject.adbCurriculum development
dc.subject.adbDevelopment assistance
dc.subject.adbDevelopment aid
dc.subject.adbDevelopment indicators
dc.subject.adbDevelopment potential
dc.subject.adbDevelopment models
dc.subject.adbProject appraisal
dc.subject.adbPerformance appraisal
dc.subject.adbEconomic development
dc.subject.adbEconomic indicators
dc.subject.adbGovernment programs
dc.subject.adbEconomic growth
dc.subject.adbEconomic policy
dc.subject.adbIndustrial development
dc.subject.adbIndustrial policy
dc.subject.adbTechnology assessment
dc.subject.adbEconomic evaluation
dc.subject.adbEconomic forecast
dc.subject.adbInput output analysis
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in rural development
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in community development
dc.subject.naturalCentral planning
dc.subject.naturalEndowment of research
dc.subject.naturalJoint venture
dc.subject.naturalRisk assessment
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projects
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalIndustrial research
dc.subject.naturalParticipatory monitoring and evaluation
dc.subject.naturalEconomic policy
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.title.seriesERD Working Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 2
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionEast Asia Region
oar.countryChina, People's Republic of
oar.authorPant, Bishnu Dev
oar.authorBlades, Derek

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