2018 IAOS-OECD Conference "Better Statistics for Better Lives"


Registration closes on Friday 14 September 2018


On 19-21 September 2018 the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will jointly organize the 16th edition of the IAOS Conference, “Better Statistics for Better Lives”.  The conference will take place at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France.


With the aim of promoting official statistics, the theme of this conference, “Better Statistics for Better Lives”, will serve as an umbrella to discuss the most pressing problems regarding the production, dissemination, and use of official statistics. This conference will be an important driver of the agenda towards better understanding of official statistics, increasing their usefulness, addressing challenges, and finding potential options to improve statistics in a particular subject or field. There are 5 themes:


  • Sustainability
  • Well-being and Quality of Life
  • The Future Role of Official Statistics
  • Communication and Statistical Literacy
  • Digitalization and Globalization


The full programme of the conference is already available in the conference website: http://www.oecd.org/iaos2018/ , where you can also find the registration form to participate in the event. Registration includes access to the conference and its exhibition booths, refreshment breaks, the gala dinner and to other planned social events.  Participants must register and pay their conference fee by Friday 14 September 2018. On-site registration will not be possible


Please note that there are a number of events happening in Paris at the time of the conference and we strongly recommend making travel and hotel bookings as soon as possible.  For hotels near the OECD please click here.





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          2014         IAOS conference on 'Meeting the demands of a changing world' in DaNang, Vietnam on                                                              8 to 10 October 201

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2009  The 57th ISI session 16-22 August 2009  Eurostat/IAOS/IFC conference on residential property price indices, Basel, 11-12 November 2009 


2008  IAOS/Scorus Conference on "Smart Data, Innovative Uses – Reshaping Official Statistics", 14 - 16 October (Shanghai, China) .


2007  The 56th ISI Session, 22 - 29 August 2007 (Portugal) 


2006 IAOS conference on 'People on the Move: Measuring Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts Within and Between Nations' 2006 (Canada) 


2005 The 55th ISI Conference, 5 - 12 April 2005, (Australia) IAOS General Assembly, 8 April 2005, (Australia) 


2004  IAOS/IASS Conference on Poverty, Social Exclusion and Development 2004 (Jordania)  


2003  The 54th Session of the ISI Conference 2003 (Germany)


2002  The 2002 IAOS Conference on "Official Statistics and the New Economy" (England) 


2001 IAOS Satellite Meeting on Statistics for Information Society 2001 (Japan) The IAOS Program for the 53rd ISI Conference 2001 (Korea)  IAOS Forum on Enhancing Statistics Capacity Building in Developing/Transition  Countries  2001 (Korea)  Training Course on Advances in Time Series Analysis 2001(Korea) 


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