Volunteers sought to help our colleagues in the Caribbean

As we all know the countries and territories of the Caribbean were hit by a series of Hurricanes in September.  Since then, a small team from the IAOS, the  ISI and Statistics without Borders (SwB) have been  working with regional partners such as Caricom and the Inter-American Statistical Institute (IASI) to identify areas where the NSOs may need help.

There is an urgent need to help with  mapping of many of the critical disaster hit areas, assess the current status of the statistical offices/agencies worst affected by the disasters, as well as more general support to help the region reduce its data vulnerability.

We are seeking calls of interest from statisticians who can assist.  Please contact SwB (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or IAOS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

2018 IAOS Young Statisticians Prize - closes December 31, 2017

Calling all Young Statisticians - Win a trip to Paris in 2018

The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 IAOS Young Statisticians Prize. This international prize, is awarded for the best paper in the field of official statistics written by a young statistician.  

The first place winner will receive monetary prizes and travel funds to present the paper at the 16th IAOS Conference being jointly organized with the OECD in Paris from 19-21 September 2018. We encourage submitters to address, and propose solutions to, pressing methodological or strategic issues in the area of official statistics at the regional, national or international level. The paper must be ten or fewer pages in length, be submitted in English, and should not have been previously presented in a public forum or published.

Papers must be submitted before 11:59pm on December 31, 2017 according to (GMT) timing.  More information is available here.

IAOS events at World Statistical Congress, Marrakech, Morocco 16 - 21 July 2017

International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) events at World Statistical Congress, Marrakech, Morocco 16 - 21 July 2017

 

20 June 2017

Dear IAOS members and supporters,

A reminder of the key IAOS events at the World Statistical Congress, Marrakech, Morocco, July 2017.

 

IAOS General Assembly - Monday July 17th, 12.30 – 2:00 pm

Items include:

 

  • IAOS' progress  - 2015 - 2017 - Ola Awad, President

  • SJIAOS  - update on achievements for 2015 -17 and goals for the future - Dr Kirsten West, SJIAOS Editor in Chief

  • IAOS Strategic Plan, 2017 -2019 - Mario Palma, President Elect 2017 -2019

  • IAOS 2018 Conference update -  Mario Palma, President Elect 2017 -2019

 

Please feel free to explore, the IAOS Strategy (2015-2017) & the IAOS 2016 Annual Report from the below links

IPS 148 - IAOS Presidential Address - The transformation of IAOS 1985-2015: the past, the current and the future  - Tuesday July 18th,  9:00-10:10

Speakers will be:

  • Stephen Penneck, IAOS President 2011 - 2013, Recent History of IAOS

  • Ola Awad, IAOS President, 2015 -2017, Current State of IAOS

  • Mario Palma, IAOS President Elect 2017-2019, Future of IAOS

Lunchtime Roundtable Sessions  - Still time to Register for these

 

Day

Number

Title

Organiser

Mon17 July

LRTD018

The Global Statistical Geospatial Framework and the importance of Integration

Rolando Ocampo

Thurs 20 July

LRTD020

Official Statistics - How do we ensure their future

Nancy McBeth

Thurs 20 July

LRTD015

Leave no one behind? How to make the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators relevant for people living in urban and rural areas?

Teodora Brandmuller

Fri 21 July

LRTD016

Do we need to revise the ISI Declaration on Professional Ethics

Stephen Penneck

 

 

We look forward to seeing you in Marrakech,

 

 

Ola Awad, President 2015-2017

Mario Palma, President Elect, 2017-2019

The June,2017 issue of the SJIAOS

Banner newsletter

Dear Colleague, The June 2017 issue of the SJIAOS is now available. In this issue, you will find a plethora of manuscripts on topics such as data quality, confidentiality of data, fabrication, nonresponse and the monitoring of adherence to the UN Fundamental Principles of Statistics. The issue opens with “*An International Perspective on the Undercount of Young Children in the US Census by William O’Hare*” followed by inputs from official statisticians in the U.S., Canada and France. The manuscripts and comments support the theme of this issue: “Counting the Youngest Among Us.” This theme was chosen to shine a light on the undercount of young children in censuses and surveys worldwide and the efforts to understand the possible reasons for missing young children. Lessons learned from coverage evaluation research in countries where the number of children is captured by well-established birth registration systems might provide useful insight for counting children everywhere. The June issue also pays tribute to Dr. Fritz Scheuren, SJIAOS editor-in-chief emeritus. As always, 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, IAOS nor IOS Press.

Ola Fritz

Dr. Fritz Scheuren received a trophy from IAOS President Ola Award during the 2016 General Assembly in Abu Dhabi in recognition of his genuine contribution and support towards developing the Statistical Journal of the IAOS

 

Featured Articles

Editorial
West, Kirsten
Interview with Fritz J. Scheuren: Statistical Mentsch
Condon, Katherine M.
Remembering Hans Rosling (1948-2017)
West, Kirsten | Awad, Ola
An international perspective on the undercount of young children in the U.S. Census
O'Hare, William P.

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. 
If you have any questions concerning the membership please contact Mrs. Margaret de Ruiter-Molloy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) events at World Statistical Congress, Marrakech, Morocco 16 - 21 July 2017

24 May 2017

Dear IAOS members and supporters

Thank you again for your strong support for IAOS activities.  This newsletter focuses on the key IAOS related activities that will take place during the World Statistical Congress (http://payment.isi2017.org/)  in Marrakech in July.

Administrative Meetings

The IAOS General Assembly will be held on Monday 17 July, from  12.30 - 2pm .  The papers for the meeting, including the 2017-2019 Strategic Plan will be available on the IAOS website in June.  Check the conference program for the venue.

ISI & Association Awards Ceremony - which includes Awards for the IAOS  2017 Young Statistician Prize winners will be held on Friday 21 July between 4  and  4.45 pm (16:00-16:45)

Scientific Programme

IAOS sponsored ISPs

The IAOS has sponsored a large number of ISPs.  The list as at 24 May is listed below.  (For details of time and venue, see the conference programme.)

IPS

Title

Session Organiser

148

IAOS Presidential Address - The transformation of IAOS 1985-2015: the past, the current and the future

Ola Awad, IAOS President 2015- 2017

149

Session of the Statistical Journal of the IAOS (SJIAOS)

Fritz Scheuren, SJIAOS
Kirsten West, SJIAOS

8

Peace, Justice and strong Institutions: Measuring SDG16

Mr Mario Palma, National Institute of Statistics and Geography, Mexico
IAOS

9

Looking for the Holy Grail: measuring income, consumption, and wealth simultaneously at the household level

Perez-Duarte, Sebastian. ISI

11

Synthetic Datasets for Statistical Disclosure Control ? Research and Applications Around the World

Dr Jörg DRECHSLER, Institute for Employment Research, Germany
IAOS-IASS

13

Challenges and Lessons Learned: Implementing Changing Methodologies and Technologies in the 2020 Round of World Censuses

Ms Arona PISTINER, US Census Bureau IAOS

17

How to Geo-Enable Official Statistics? - the global Statistical Geospatial Framework.

Mr Ekkehard PETRI, Eurostat
IAOS-Eurostat

18

Mission completed? Delivery and deployment of modernisation results in official statistics

Martina Hahn, Eurostat

39

Global, regional, national and thematic monitoring of the SDGs

Tiina Luige, UNECE

43

The Future of the Social Sciences and Statistics

Dr Gentry WHITE, Queensland University of Technology ISI-IAOS-IASE-IASS

53

Does the production of official statistics need to be a separate branch of government or should it remain within the executive branch of government?

Dr Andreas Georgiou Vasilios, Official Statistics Consulting, Greece  ISI-IAOS

66

The renewed/modernised institutional framework of the National Statistical Systems in the enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries

Claudia Junker, Eurostat

68

New challenges to disseminate statistical literacy and problem-solving skills among people by Statistics Bureaus of Governments in "Open Data and Big Data" era

Dr Hiroe TSUBAKI, The National Statistics Center of Japan
IAOS-IASE

76

Policy use of macroeconomic indicators

Mr John VERRINDER, Eurostat IAOS

78

Innovative Approaches to Addressing (or Avoiding) Survey Non-Response

Dr Linda YOUNG, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service US,
IAOS-IASS-ISI Committee on Agricultural Statistics

79

Global Value Chain measurement and its importance for developing countries

Mr Houssain OULJOUR, Dir Stat Department, Office d'Echanges, Morocco.
ISI-IAOS-ISBIS

80

Sub-national Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs): Different Methods of Estimation and Application to China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam

Prof Luigi BIGGERI, Univ of Florence, Italy
IAOS

81

Developing Composite Indicators: from academics to practice

Prof Stefan SPERLICH Univ Geneva
ISI-IAOS-IASC

82

Using web scraping for data collection in official statistics ? challenges and opportunities

Bernd  Stoerzbach ISI-IAOS

85

UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Implications for Statistics at a Sub-National Level

Mr. Jagdev VIRDEE, VCS Ltd UK
ISI-IAOS-SCORUS

89

Improvements of the quality of population and housing censuses in the 2020 round

Mrs Francoise DUPONT, INSEE France
ISI-IAOS

92

Do modern statistical institutes need modern legislation?

Ms Gemma VAN HANHALDEREN, ABS Australia IAOS

95

Measurement of decent work, quality of employment and job quality: Comparisons of international frameworks and national experiences.  An IAOS Invited Paper Session

Ms Monica Castillo, International Labour Organization IAOS

97

GDP and beyond: recent developments in measuring and analyzing well-being

Albert Braakmann, Bernd Stoerzbach  ISI-IAOS

99

Modernisation of official statistics: how developing and transition countries can benefit of the existing initiatives

Mr José CERVERA-FERRI, DevStat Spain
IAOS

100

Development and Application of International Guidelines for Statistical Business Registers

Mr. John MICHAEL, Michael Colledge Statistical Consulting, Australia IAOS

102

Disability Statistics and Measurement in the Context of the SDGs and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

Dr. Margaret MBOGONI, UNSD
ISI-IAOS

104

Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Violence in Selected Nigerian Universities

Adedayo Adepoju

109

Recent Advances on stochastic differential equations

Prof. Mamadou DIOP, Université Gaston Berger, Senegal
ISI-BSMSP-IAOS-IASC-IASS

Co-sponsors are also shown in the table.

Lunchtime Roundtable Sessions (asat 24 May)

The following sessions are sponsored by IAOS , or concern topics related to Official Statistics.  Remember to separately register for these.

Day

Number

Title

Organiser

*Monday 17 July

LRTD018

The Global Statistical Geospatial Framework and the importance of Integration

Rolando Ocampo

Tuesday 18 July

LRTD010

How Do We Reshape a Post-Truth World?

Jim Ridgway

Tuesday 18 July

LRTD003

The Scope for South-South partnerships for advancement of statistical capacity

Bhaswati Ganguli

Tuesday 18 July

LRTD005

Why should a Statistical Agency engage its Experts in Providing Training for External Users of Statistical Information?

Petteri Baer

Wednesday 19 July

LRTD031

Microdata for counterfactual impact Evaluation

Numo Crato

Wednesday 19 July

LRTD008

Big Data from Electronic Health Record systems: challenges and opportunities for statisticians

Ling Li

Wednesday 19 July

LRTD022

Empowering Women in Statistics and Data Sciences

Shil Lin

Wednesday 19 July

LRTD012

Misinterpretation of agricultural research due to communication gap between agricultural scientists and statisticians

Muhammad Amim

Thursday 20 July

LRTD020

Official Statistics - How do we ensure their future

Nancy McBeth

Thursday 20 July

LRTD015

Leave no one behind? How to make the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators relevant for people living in urban and rural areas?

Teodora Brandmuller

Thursday 20 July

LRTD007

Social Media Presence and blogging among statistical experts; how to convince the audience

Ari Tykko

Friday 21 July

LRT004

Role of official statistics in fragile countries, regions  and sectors of economy

Jozef Olenski

 

Friday 21 July

LRT006

Open-plan office: new opportunities and challenges for the organization of work?

Ari Tykko

Friday 21 July

LRT010231

Training the Trainers: How to build institutional

capacity for statistics capacity building?

Eric Vance

Friday 21 July

LRT

Do we need to revise the ISI Declaration on Professional Ethics

Stephen Penneck

* Clash with the IAOS General Assembly.

IASE-IAOS Satellite Conference

Reminder too that the 2016 Satellite Conference will be held in Rabat, Morocco from July 11-14, 2017, just before the  WSC.  The theme is Teaching Statistics in a Data Rich World. See http://iase-web.org/conference/satellite17/.

WSC Registration

A reminder too that Registration  for the WSC is still open - see http://payment.isi2017.org/register/

 

We look forward to seeing you in Marrakech

 

 

Ola Awad, President 2015-2017

Mario Palma, President Elect

Contact names and email addresses:

Ola Awad (President)                                                              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mario Palma (President Elect)                                               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kirsten West (Editor-in-Chief,  SJIAOS)                                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rolando Ocampo (IAOS representative on the 2017 WSC)   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nancy McBeth (IAOS Website Editor)                                                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.