That's Where We Come In: the High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Offiical Statistics (HLG-MOS).
Statistics Canada has kindly produced an excellent video showcasing the importance of the HLG-MOS for Official statistics in the UNECE region and beyond. In a nutshell, it explains the role of the HLG-MOS and the range of groups, projects and activities taking place on this collaboration platform to move our statistical community into the future.
What is the role of Statistical Agencies in data driven societies? How do we adapt to a dynamic and ever changing environment? In a world moving faster than ever, citizens need timely, relevant and quality information from a source they can trust without being overburdened. That's where we come in. We are the High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Official Statistics. Guided by the Conference of European Statisticians, we are a network for leaders of statistical agencies; a place to collaborate on the global modernisation agenda. We originate from the UNECE. That is the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe which represents Europe, North-America and parts of Asia. But our work is shared with all. Our groups are open to all and our network is global. Statistical agencies are facing new challenges: a rapid evolving environment, new channels, increasing costs and difficulty of acquiring data, competition for skilled resources, changing expectations of citizens visa viz data, need for new standards for the management of digital information, new ethical questions. These problems might be too big for a single organisation to handle on its own. That's where we come in. Collaboration is key. We coordinate global efforts to modernise statistics by providing experts with the venue to develop strategies and solutions. Our mission is to work collaborative to identify trends, risk and opportunities as well as to provide a common platform to develop solutions.
Stuck in the Past? I don't think so. Together we are moving the Statistical Community into the Future. You can count on it!
2019 Saw again an increase in participation in the work organized under the HLG-MOS. The ModernStats Community for statistical modernisation grew again in its ninth year of existence to new heights. Over 750 colleagues participated in its activities and the various groups and projects had over 150 members. Results and plans will be presented at the HLG MOS Workshop on the Modernisation of Official Statistics, Geneva, 18-20 November 2019
The 2019 Workshop on the Modernisation of Official Statistics will be held on 19-20 November 2019 in Geneva. The purpose of the workshop is to ensure that the work is community driven and that activities and initiatives are aligned with the implementation of the vision of the High Level Group for the Modernisation of Official Statistics (HLG-MOS), avoiding duplication and maximising efficiency. The expected outputs are a set of agreed and prioritised implementation actions.
The target audience are statisticians with technical knowledge of modernisation of statistics combined with a broader understanding of the statistical process and its modernisation, including some knowledge about international developments in this area. Members of the following groups are invited: The Statistical Modernisation Community, the CES Bureau, the HLG‑MOS, the Executive Board, Modernisation Groups and task teams under the auspices of the HLG‑MOS. Other staff working in areas related to modernisation of official statistics or interested in the work of the HLG‑MOS are also welcome to participate.
Workshop on Culture Evolution, Geneva, 11-13 September:
Statistical Data Collection Workshop 'New Sources and New Technologies', Geneva on 14-16 October 2019.
Work Session on Statistical Data Confidentiality 2019, hosted by Statistics Netherlands in The Hague, on 29-31 October.
The UNECE Workshop on Dissemination and Communication of Statistics was organized on 12-14 June in Gdanks, Poland. Over 80 experts in communication and dissemination from Statistical organisations, including from Central Banks, gathered to exchange their experiences, to share their lessons learned and to discuss the future of communication and dissemination of statistics. The quality of the presentations was high and the colleagues from Statistics Poland were an excellent host. Click here for more. #disscomm2019
The ModernStats World Workshop was held on 26-28 June in Geneva. This is the platform for learning about the ModernStats standards and recent developments as well as for getting input to the current work being done on the models. There were six interactive sessions where participants gathered in small groups to discuss progress. Additionally, there were voting rounds and quizzes as well as a soapbox presentations and a market place where participants could promote their products or to get others join their activities. Click here for more information. #ModernStatsWorld
ModernStats World Workshop