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The revisions of the UN 2003 Non-Profit Institutions (NPI) Handbook, led by the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, were discussed at a seminar organized on 8th March on the sidelines of the 47th Session of the UN Statistical Commission. The NPI Handbook guides national statistics agencies in reporting – in collaboration with civil society partners – key data on the size, scope, activities, workforce (paid and volunteer), and financing of the non-profit sector in their countries. This NPI Handbook thus overcomes the problem that national economic accounting structures currently often classify non-profits as part of the government or business sectors making it difficult to account for the contributions the sector is making around the world. The revision to the 2003 NPI Handbook, expected to be published in 2016, reflects revisions that have been made to the broader international economic accounting standards and incorporates lessons from the more than 25 countries that have produced the non-profit data to date. More information is available here.
Source: Center for Civil Society Studies

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