Introducing Strategy and Guidance

National statistical systems in many developing countries will have to undertake significant reforms to integrate open data standards into their national strategies for statistical development (NSDS). Data do not become open simply by labeling them “open.”  Data management and dissemination practices, along with legal, institutional, technical, and quality assurance frameworks, must be brought into alignment…

How Open Are Official Statistics?

Official statistics provide an indispensable element in the information system of a democratic society, serving the Government, the economy and the public with data about the economic, demographic, social and environmental situation. To this end, official statistics that meet the test of practical utility are to be compiled and made available on an impartial basis…