World Bank Fund Support for attending the IAOS 2016 conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6-8 December 2016

IAOS members are advised that the closing date for applications for World Bank funding to attend this year's IAOS 16 conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE is September 8, 2016.

To be eligible for support, applicants must

a) be a permanent resident of a developing country

b) be a member of the ISI and the IAOS

c) have a role in the conference such as speaker, session organiser, discussant or chair.

d) have not received funding from the IAOS or World Bank to attend a statistical conference previously ( or at least for the last four (4) years)

e) not be receiving funding from another source to attend the IAOS16 conference


More information can be found at:-


Interested applicants must complete the form and submit it by September 8, 2016.


Note that new members of the ISI are eligible for this support. This is a great opportunity for any colleagues who meet the other criteria, but who are not yet members of the ISI. Membership information can be found here. Remember that membership of the ISI can cost as little as 10. 

Our thanks to the World Bank Group for their support


Remember too that Early Bird Registration for the conference closes 30 September 2016.


Ola Awad




2016 YSP Results Announcement

The IAOS is pleased to announce that the international Selection Committee has completed its review and rating of the papers submitted for the 2016 IAOS Prize for Young Statisticians. The Selection Committee was favorably impressed by the general quality of the papers submitted and judging them was a demanding process. The IAOS would like to express gratitude to the Selection Committee members for their considerable contribution.



The results of the 2016 IAOS Prize for Young Statisticians are as follows:


First Prize: Balancing Input-Output tables with Bayesian Slave-raiding ants by: Rolando Gonzales Martinez (Bolivia)
Second Prize: Variance reduction using a non-informative sampling design by: Thomas Zimmerman (Germany)  
Third Prize: CURIOS: A framework to optimize CAPI surveys using paradata  by: Antoine Rebecq and Thomas Merly-Alpa (France)

The IAOS congratulates the winners and commends all the candidates for the effort that went into preparing their papers.  

Abstracts can be accessed by through the links above.

Specialist in Demography and Register Census


Specialist in Demography and Register Census
Location : Kuwait, KUWAIT
Application Deadline : 25-Jun-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 2d 18h 30m
Additional Category : Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract : Other
Post Level : Other
Languages Required : Arabic   English
Expected Duration of Assignment : 12 months


For more information about the job, please explore the below link:

Joint Publication in IAOS & IASI

The IAOS and IASI have embarked on a joint project! On August 1, 2016, Clyde Charre and Kirsten West as editors-in chief signed an agreement to publish each other's manuscripts in their respective journals. With regular intervals, the SJIAOS will select a manuscript from Estadistica to reproduce and Estadistica will do likewise. Evelio Fabbroni, the Executive Director of IASI, and Fritz Scheuren, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of SJIAOS were instrumental in establishing this agreement of collaboration. The arrangement will allow greater dissemination at the international level of papers of interest to both organizations.


IAOS Nominating Committee - Looking for Incoming Executive Committee


The current Executive Committee will complete its term of office in July 2017 after the IAOS General Assembly to be held during the ISI World Statistics Congress in Marrakech.

Pursuant to IAOS Statute 7.3, the Executive Committee appointed a Nominating Committee (see the list below) for the next Executive Committee (2017-2019) that will serve under incoming President, Mario Palma. The mandate for this committee is available here (The IAOS Nominating Committee Mandate).


The Nominating Committee will present candidates for a new President-elect (i.e. the President for 2019 to 2021) and four Executive Committee members (2017-2019) to the IAOS President by the end of December 2016.


 If you have any suggestions for the next IAOS President-Elect and Executive Committee members, please contact the chair of the Nominating Committee, Ms. Irena Križman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by August 5, 2016.


Members of the IAOS Nominating Committee



      Mrs. Irena Križman, Slovenia



  • Mr. Pali Lehohla, South Africa

  • Ms. Sabine Warschburger, USA

  • Mr. Shigeru Kawasaki, Japan

  • Ms. Carmen Feijo, Brazil




      Mr. Stephen Penneck (UK)