The handbook is a useful reference for practicing statisticians in the national statistics offices, and those working in the education, health, and vital registration agencies in developing countries. The discussions on strengths and weaknesses of different data sources have been carried out skillfully, citing country examples on the use of administrative data for compiling the Millennium Development Goals indicators and other relevant statistics. The handbook also provides data producers and users information to help them understand how different sources of data are harmonized to generate good statistics. It emphasizes the importance of effective coordination of statistical activities across the constituents of a national statistical system to produce relevant indicators and statistics needed for evidence-based decision making and to monitor the Millennium Development Goals.

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© 2010 Asian Development Bank
ISBN 978-92-9092-259-9
Publication Stock Number TIM102700