Has the time come for Public Statistics?

Has the time come for Public Statistics?

Date: Friday 20 May 2022, 12.00PM - 2.00PM
Location: Online
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The RSS's National Statistics Advisory Group (NSAG) is exploring the concept of public statistics. The essence of public statistics is to draw on existing statistics and to devise new ones, to help answer questions about society, the economy, and the environment.
 
The RSS's National Statistics Advisory Group (NSAG) is exploring the concept of public statistics. The essence of public statistics is to draw on existing statistics and to devise new ones, to help answer questions about society, the economy, and the environment. The concept has arisen in different contexts, including to compile indicators to measure progress towards the UN's sustainable development goals. Public statistics would shift the focus from the status of various sets of statistics to the role that they perform. NSAG is keen to gather views on this concept. Is it meaningful? Is it helpful? Aren't official statistics already doing this? What are the issues in drawing on data from beyond official statistics? Do come and take part in the discussion, one of several occasions to test the concept ahead of a roundtable event being planned for July. 
 
Chair: Professor Denise Lievesley
Speakers: Paul Allin Chair NSAG, Promoting discussion on the concept of public statistics
Emily Glastonbury ONS (tbc), A protocol for assessing non-official sources
Discussants:
Deana Leadbeter, Chair Health Statistics User Group, and international health information specialist
Steve MacFeely, Director of Data and Analytics at the World Health Organisation
Angela Me, Chief Statistician of the UN Office for Drugs and Crime, and Co-chair of the Committee of Chief Statisticians of the UN family.
 
George Papadopoulos for RSS Official Statistics Section
 
 
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