Private non-profit sector (for R&D data)


In the context of R&D statistics, the Private non-profit (PNP) sector comprises:
• All non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH), except those classified as part of the Higher education sector;
• Households and private individuals engaged or not engaged in market activities.

Data source

R&D surveys.

Source definition

OECD (2015), Frascati Manual 2015: Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development.


To break down R&D expenditure by sector of performance and source of funds. Also to break down R&D personnel by sector of employment.