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Discussion Platform

The ISI World Statistics Conference, the IAOS conference and journals like the Statistical Journal of the IAOS, are the traditional platforms where views on new developments and important issues in Official Statistics are exchanged. However, conferences occur only a few times per year, journal issues are released maybe four times per year and typically only reach specific interest groups. This new online discussion platform of the SJIAOS will be an opportunity for anyone working or interested in Official Statistics, to contribute to topical discussions, at your own convenience.

Every three months a new discussion item

With each issue of the Statistical Journal of the IAOS a new discussion topic will be launched via a leading article. Statements from this article will then invite you to post your opinion and arguments. Each discussion will run for a year and be closed with a concluding commentary by the article author(s). When fully up and running (after four journal issues) there will be four different discussions topics open for your contribution at any time.

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The demand and format of Training in Official Statistics

The Statistical Journal of the IAOS, Volume 37/3, on ‘New Developments in Training in Official Statistics’  discusses in 22 manuscripts the recent trends in training in official statistics.

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UN Fundamental Principles for Official Statistics

A suitable and current self regulatory instrument or an outdated ‘paper tiger’?

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Misuse of Statistics. Time to Speak Out.

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Successes and challenges of regional cooperation and capacity development in Statistics

The four “discussion starter” statements of the sixth discussion are based on experiences from Asia-Pacific countries as reflected in the special section on the Asia-Pacific Statistics week in Volume 36/4 (click here).

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The Future of Economic Statistics

This discussion will focus on the four inter-related and mutually reinforcing building blocks of the emerging new statistical business model for economic statistics: outreach and user consultation; statistical framework; institutional and statistical operations, and data stewardship; and statistical infrastructure and data solutions.

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Pre-release Access in a World that Changes

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Closed For Discussion - Official Statistics in the context of the COVID-19 crisis - Part 2

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Closed For Discussion - The need to elaborate official statistics in the future

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Closed For Discussion - Population censuses; are statistical dinosaurs able to adapt?

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Closed For Discussion - Official Statistics in the context of the COVID-19 crisis - Part 1

This special discussion on the SJIAOS discussion platform focuses on the roles of Official Statistics in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

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Closed for Discussion - How to achieve the SDG Global Indicator Framework?