Modernization of Statistical Production and ServicesĀ in Asia and the Pacific


This site is intended for professionals working in national statistical institutions in Asia and the Pacific to share experiences, materials, and ideas on the management and the development or "modernization" of statistical information systems.

Modernization of official statistics is understood as the re-design of statistical business processes along which data are collected, processed and disseminated to better meet users' needs for statistics products, utilizing the opportunities created by the impressive development of information technology.

While the present wiki is linked to the work undertaken by ESCAP, UNECE, OECD, and Eurostat in the context of MSIS, it highlights experiences with modernization of official statistics in Asia Pacific, offering a contextualization of the issue to the realities of national statistical systems in the region.

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We welcome suggestions for additional documents to be added to this documents repository.