2017-2019 IAOS Strategic Plan

The 2017-2019 Strategic Plan was discussed at the 2017 General Assembly. This plan builds on the previous Strategic Plan, the new ISI Strategy, and a SWOT analysis. The Strategic objectives of the new plan seek to promote the understanding and advancement of official statistics, and to foster the development of effective and efficient official statistical services, particularly in developing countries, through international contacts among individuals and organizations, including users of official statistics as well as research institutions.

The strategic objectives are:

  1. Providing forum for analysis and discussion of the most relevant issues in official statistics
  2. Be a recognised vehicle for spreading knowledge in official statistics
  3. Increase and diverify IAOS membership
  4. Invest in creating mutual beneficial partnerships
  5. Strengthen communicatons with relevant actor related to official statistics
  6. Contribute to the promotion and defence of the fundamental principles of official statistics
  7. Institutionalise IAOS functions

 

IAOS members and supporters are encouraged to plan

 

2015-2017 Strategy

The 2015 -2017 Strategy had a strong focus on improve and develop the services of IAOS to meet the growing challenges facing official statistics as well as the improvement of statistical infrastructure in developing countries. The plan focused on enhancing  relevancy, visibility and partnership as well as institutionalization. 

 

 

 

Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) for the ISI Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2019

 

Call for proposals for IAOS sponsored sessions


We would like to invite all IAOS members to present proposals for Invited Paper Sessions (IPS) for the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress (ISI WSC 2019), to be held on 18-23 August 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Please note that all the submissions need to be submitted by March 31st, 2018 through the portal for the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress 2019, Kuala Lumpur http://www.isi2019.org/ The submission system is open from January 1st through March 31st, 2018.

 

The SPC for 2019 seeks to highlight the contributions that statistics can make to the advancement of science and to human health and welfare across the globe. The WSC will host talks on a wide variety of topics, with the overall goal of presenting a balanced programme that provides a sense of the current state of the field.  

 

The following list of possible subjects has been compiled taking into consideration the areas of interest present in the current discussion of official statistics in international fora worldwide. Its intention is to provide IAOS members with an indicative but not limiting reference to issues that can be taken up by any of you who might be interested in organizing sessions on them:

 

         Governance and Innovation

 

  • Ethical issues in Official Statistics.
  • Modernization of statistical production and services.
  • Linkage of statistical and geographic information.
  • Quality assurance systems for statistics
  • Plans for 2020 census round.
  • Use of administrative records for statistical purposes
  • Surveys: Improvements in design and methodology
  • Open data and access to micro data.
  • The virtual revolution and statistics.
  • IT and statistics.
  • Big data and official statistics in response to current issues.
  • Training and education to enhance statistical culture.
  • Mass Media and professional communication of Official Statistics.


          Applied Statistics

 

  • Tools to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Official Statistics and evidence-based policy making
  • Regional and local statistics for better lives
  • Security and judicial statistics.
  • Measurement of wellbeing and quality of life
  • Measurement of social and human capital.
  • National Accounts
  • Business, entrepreneurship and globalization indicators.
  • Environmental statistics and Sustainability
  • Economic accounting
  • Governance, Security and Drug Statistics.
  • Trust in institutions
  • The measurement and impact of digitalization and globalization.

 

The ISI WSC 2019 will bring together about 2,500 delegates, comprising statistical researchers, academics, industry practitioners, analysts and policy makers, from all over the world to share insights on development in statistical science, and to advance application of statistics for discovery, innovation and decision making.  About 1,500 papers in various statistical disciplines and applications will be presented and discussed over a period of five days.

 

The SPC Program will include STS, CTS, lnvited Paper Sessions (IPS) of 70, 100 and 120 minutes time slots, and will be evaluated by the SPC from 1st April to June 30, 2018. Depending on the timeslot, general IPS can have three-four speakers and one discussant or three-four speakers and no discussant or two-three speakers and two discussants. Panel sessions are also possible. Generally speaking, a 120 min timeslot should have four speakers and one discussant, and a 100 min timeslot should have three speakers and one discussant.

 

        The proposals should include the following:

  • Title of the proposed session
  • Session Organizer:  Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation
  • Description of the session (150-250 words):
    This could address: Why is the proposed IPS of interest to WSC attendees? Why is the topic of importance? (e.g., to the Statistics community, to international interests and needs, to the advancement of science). It could include description of the expertise of the proposed speakers and discussants.
  • Proposer of the session (ISI, Association, Committees, other)
  • Possible collaboration with another proposer (ISI, Association, Committees, other?)
  • Proposed Chair (must not be a speaker): Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Proposed Invited Speaker 1:
    Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Proposed Invited Speaker 2:
    Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Proposed Invited Speaker 3:
    Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Proposed Invited Speaker 4 (for session with four speakers):
    Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Proposed Discussant (for session with discussant):
    Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Additional information: If this session is not selected as an IPS due to limitations of time slots, should this session be considered as a Special Topic Session by the LPC? (Yes / No)
  • Note:  If the names of invited speakers and the discussant are not finalized at the time of submitting the proposal, please just indicate the institution or plans for prospective speakers. IPS usually has at least one discussant. Email addresses should be a must-field everywhere.

You should also indicate if your session could be related to IAOS or more of the ISI Associations.

IAOS IPS Session proposals should be submitted at http://www.isi2019.org/ and sent to Rolando Ocampo Alcántar, IAOS representative to the SPC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., copying Mario Palma This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Ana de Lara This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 31st, 2018

Please feel free to write to us if you have any questions. I hope to hear from you and look forward to your proposals.


Rolando Ocampo
IAOS Representative to the SPC of the ISI WSC 2019.

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Dear Colleague,

The March 2017 issue of the Statistical Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) is now available. This issue is a Festschrift. Its theme is “Constant Focus: Engaging to Measure Wealth.”

The issue is dedicated to Dr. Arthur Kennickell and his involvement with the Survey of Consumer Finances (SFC). The SCF is a critical source of information on the U.S. national economy and the economic livelihood of American households. Dr. Kennickell worked for more than three decades at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Along the way, he gained much knowledge about all aspects of survey methodology and he shared his insight freely with colleagues throughout the world. We asked some of them to comment on the manuscripts we selected for publication in this issue.

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Dr. Arthur Kennickell and Dr. Fritz Scheuren put the final touches on the Festschrift

 A person-to-person interview between Katherine Condon and Dr. Kennickell also appears in the issue. The views and opinions expressed in the interviews and conversations are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the Journal, the IAOS nor IOS Press.

Featured Articles

Editorial 
West, Kirsten

Interview with Arthur Kennickell 
Condon, Katherine M.

Constant focus: Engaging to measure wealth 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Wealth measurement in the survey of consumer finances: Methodology and directions for future research 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Using income data to predict wealth 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Modeling wealth with multiple observations of income: Redesign of the sample for the 2001 Survey of Consumer Finances 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Lining up: Survey and administrative data estimates of wealth concentration 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

What do the ``late'' cases tell us? Evidence from the 1998 Survey of Consumer Finances 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

The bitter end? The close of the 2007 SCF field period 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Darkness made visible: Field management and nonresponse in the 2004 SCF 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Getting to the top: Reaching wealthy respondents in the SCF 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

What's the chance? Interviewers' expectations of response in the 2010 SCF 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Using range techniques with CAPI in the 1995 Survey of Consumer Finances 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Multiple imputation in the Survey of Consumer Finances 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Interviewers and data quality: Evidence from the 2001 survey of consumer finances 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Shared understanding and data quality in the SCF 
Bricker, Jesse | Kennickell, Arthur B.

Tossed and turned: Wealth dynamics of U.S. households 2007-2009 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

The other, other half: Changes in the finances of the least wealthy 50 percent, 2007-2009 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Look again: Editing and imputation of SCF panel data 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Try, try again: Response and nonresponse in the 2009 SCF panel 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

Arthur Kennickell: The other, other half: Changes in the finances of the least wealthy 50% 2007-2009 
Schürz, Martin

Commentary paper 
Johnson, Barry W.

Comments on ``Lining up: Survey and administrative data estimates of wealth concentration'' 
Saez, Emmanuel

Commenting on ``The bitter end? The close of the 2007 SCF field period'' by Arthur B. Kennickell 
Bascos-Deveza, Teresita

Arthur Kennickell and the art and science of measurement 
Lane, Julia

Getting to the Top: Reaching Wealthy Respondents in the SCF - A commentary 
Haggerty, Catherine | Sjoblom, Micah | Pedlow, Steven

Interviewers' expectations of response propensity can introduce nonresponse bias in survey data 
Eckman, Stephanie

The Household Finance and Consumption Survey and the recipe to face statistical challenges 
Munoz, Carlos Sanchez

Commentary paper 
Rubin, Donald

Editing and imputation for survey data on household wealth: Some comments on the celebration of Arthur Kennickell 
Bover, Olympia

Knowing, looking, asking, listening, trying again, and getting to the top without a bitter end: The impact of Arthur Kennickell on the European Household Finance and Consumption Survey 
Pérez-Duarte, Sébastien

Commentary paper 
Bucks, Brian

Commentary paper 
Fessler, Pirmin

Arthur B. Kennickell: A Renaissance man 
Brandolini, Andrea

Three decades of ``following the money''. A contribution on the occasion of a festschrift for Arthur Kennickell 
Heeringa, Steven G.

An Afterword 
Kennickell, Arthur B.

 

To get full access to the contents in all issues of the Journal all that is needed is to join the IAOS. It is easy and inexpensive to become an individual member of the IAOS. The cost of membership is modest at EUR 35 for members from developed countries and EUR 15 for members from developing countries.

For Individuals who are employees of IAOS Institutional members the fee (for individual membership) is EUR 5. The IAOS application form is available at http://isi.cbs.nl/iaos-form.asp. 
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Editorial Board of the Statistical Journal of IAOS (SJIAOS)

 

General Editors

Kirsten West

Editor-in-Chief

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Stephen Penneck

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

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Neville Davies

Editor-at-Large

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Greta Cherry

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Jim Ridgway

Editor-at-Large

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Kim Willems

Technical Editor

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Regional Editors

Oliver Chinganya

Africa Editor

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Elena Zarova

Central Eurasia Editor

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Alfredo Bustos

North America Editor

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Nidal Rashid Sabri

West Asia Editor

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John Dunne

Western Europe Editor

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Santanu Pramanik

South Asia Editor

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Gemma Van Halderen

Oceania Editor

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Lisa Grace Bersales

East Asia Editor

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Denise Silva

South America Editor

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Emphasis Editors

Dag Gravem

Big Data Co-Editor

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Peter Hackl

Big Data Editor

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Lars Thygesen

Census Editor

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Ron Jamin

Confidentiality Editor

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Arthur Kennickell

Data Quality

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Paul Cheung

Geospatial Analytics and Data Integrative Frameworks

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Jennifer Parker

Health Editor

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Kate Michalopoulou

History Editor

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Megan Price

Human Rights Editor

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Michelle Connolly

Indigenous Editor

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Fazel Famili

Intelligent Data Analysis Editor

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Katherine Condon

Interview Editor

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Nancy Torrieri

Interview Editor

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Charles Renfro

JESM Editor

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Natalie Shlomo

Methodology Editor

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Michael Hidiroglou

Methodology Co-Editor

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Mary Mulry

Methodology Co-Editor

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 Luigi Biggeri

Migration Co-Editor

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Martin Karlberg

NTTS Editor

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Asta Manninen

Small/Local/Urban Area Co-Editor

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 Derek Bond

Small/Local/Urban Area Co-Editor

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 Steve Koczela

Survey Data Fabrication Editor

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