Prior to the 2018 IAOS-OECD Conference “Better Statistics for Better Lives” that took place on 19-21 September 2018 in Paris, France, the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) organised a Special Meeting on “NSOs Professional Independence: Threats and Responses”.
This Special Meeting discussed at a high level the challenges to the independence of Official Statistics by analysing concrete cases, governance arrangements and the role of the international statistical community. The meeting consisted on three main sessions and a book presentation by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
Session 1 - The Challenges to the Independence of Official Statistics: Some concrete cases.
Session 2 - Institutional Governance and Support to Statistical Independence
Book Presentation - Who cares to know? The Political Economy of Statistical Capacity
Jose Antonio Mejía (IDB) – Presentation