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Economic and Social Classifications: Methodology and Application


The course focuses on the principles, concepts and applications of the main economic classifications that are applied in the Statistical System. Reference is also given to the international classifications from which the European classifications are derived from.


5 days


Staff from National Statistics Offices, Government ministries, National Institutes and Planning Ministries, Central banks, and University Researchers among others applying social and/or economic classifications in business registers statistical domains as well as staff responsible for the development and application of national economic classifications.


  • The course should provide participants with a better understanding of the underlying principles and concepts of international economic and social classifications, their content and use.
  • Participants will be familiar with statistical classifications, their content and their links
  • Improved knowledge and understanding of the main issues related to classifications and their use.


  • Basic principles of classifications
  • International system of linked economic classifications and family of international economic classifications
  • Revised international  economic classifications:
    •  ISIC Rev. 4 and NACE Rev. 2
    • CPC Version 2.1, CPA 2008 and its update
    • CPCProv
  • Harmonised system, Combined Nomenclature, PRODCOM
  • Functional/purpose classifications : COICOP and COICOP, COPNI,
  • COFOG and COPP
  • Social classifications: ISCO, EseG project, ISCED, ICATUS
  • Geographical classifications: ISO, UN
  • Interpretation and classification guidelines and rules
  • Tools and sources: UN classification registry and other classificationdatabases
  • Methods and classification
    •  City groups
    •  International Comparison Programme
    •  National Statistical Systems
    •  Civil registration systems
    •  International economic and social   classifications
    •  Population density and urbanization
    •  Country and area codes (M49)
    •  International migration
    •  Population and housing censuses
    •  Demographic and social surveys
    •  Methodological publications in statistics
    •  Public order and safety, offenders   and their victims
    •  Environmental accounting
    •  National accounts
    •  Statistics on international trade in    services
    •  Geographical names and information   systems
    •  National and international data sources  and links
    •  Time-use statistics (Allocation of   time and time use)


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 17th June 2019

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 24-06-2019
Event End Date 28-06-2019
Cut off date 17-06-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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