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Satisfying User and Partner Needs- the Use of Specific Reviews at Eurostat. Claudia Junker, Colin Stewart, Inna Steinbuka, Alexandre Makaronidis - Eurostat, Luxembourg. HICPs – Comparable Measure of Inflation.

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Satisfying user and partner needs the use of specific reviews at eurostat

Satisfying User and Partner Needs- the Use of Specific Reviews at Eurostat

Claudia Junker, Colin Stewart, Inna Steinbuka, Alexandre Makaronidis - Eurostat, Luxembourg

European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics, Rome 8-11 July 2008.


Hicps comparable measure of inflation

HICPs – Comparable Measure of Inflation

  • HICP (Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices) provide comparable measures of inflation in the Euro area, EU, EEA and beyond

  • It is a key economic indicator at European and national level

  • Maintaining and enhancing the credibility of the HICP is of utmost importance as is striving for further improvements

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Objective of the 2007 hicp user and partner review

Objective of the 2007 HICP user and partner review

The exercise includes a thorough review of user satisfaction and partner (National Statistical Institutes - NSIs) satisfaction and opinions.

The results of these surveys are evaluated with a view to identifying possible ways of improving the functioning of the statistical area under review and to suggesting improvement actions in this context.

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Background to this review

Background to this review

  • This type of review focused on procedures, user and partner perspectives - and processes and their improvement.

  • Approach consistent with paper “User Satisfaction Surveys in Eurostat and in the European Statistical System”

  • Partners’ (NSIs) questionnaire was used for collecting their opinions on the organisation and functioning of the European Statistical System (ESS) in the field of HICP data production.

  • NSIs’ suggestions for ways in which ESS coordination in this field might be improved were sought.

  • Users’ questionnaire focused more on their opinions on the quality of data and services in the area of HICP that they observed during the previous 12 months or so.

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Background nsis users and journalists

Background – NSIs, Users and Journalists

  • A comprehensive questionnaire was sent out on 21 February 2007 to the NSIs in a total of 33 countries.

  • In total 30 NSIs replied

  • A total of 19 users replied (from about 80 contacted directly and via the HICP website) to a satisfaction questionnaire

  • In total 3 journalists replied to a satisfaction questionnaire out of a total of 30 news agencies contacted

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Summary of findings

Summary of findings

  • On the functioning of the ESS, NSIs were generally positive.

  • NSIs viewed planning and coordination as useful though priorities were not always taken up by Eurostat with too many topics are being dealt with at once

  • Most NSIs assessed the quality of data as good or excellent for all the dimensions of quality. Only a few exceptions

  • Most Users (and the few journalists who replied) also assessed the quality of data as good or excellent for all the dimensions of quality. Only a few exceptions

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Recommendations

Recommendations

Recommendations were split into two sections:

  • Recommendations to be implemented at Eurostat level

  • Recommendations to be implemented at HICP unit level

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Recommendations for implementation at eurostat level

Recommendations for implementation at Eurostat level

  • To lighten and improve (deadlines, information) the administrative procedures for grants

  • To further improve coordination with other institutions such as ECB and OECD

  • To improve coordination between statistical areas inside Eurostat

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Recommendations for implementation at hicp unit level strategic

Recommendations for implementation at HICP unit level (strategic)

  • to focus the HICP strategy or other work programmes on fewer issues and pursue them to the end before starting new initiatives (or limit number of initiatives to a manageable level).

  • to consider providing more fora / time for discussion with the partners

  • to ensure that HICP Working Group (WG) members' opinions are fully taken into account in the decision-making processes

  • to ensure consistent and concrete follow-up of WG and Statistical Programme Committee (SPC) outputs as well as follow-up to specific queries from Member States

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Recommendations for implementation at hicp unit level operational

Recommendations for implementation at HICP unit level (operational)

  • to provide more details already at the time of publishing the flash HICP

  • to investigate whether accessibility, coherence and completeness of HICP data could be improved.

  • to provide more information on best practices in the Member States / more detailed information on national methodologies to improve exchange of information (and to learn from each other)

  • to provide more documentation and recommendations on other best practices concerning specific areas of work, e.g. concerning sampling and owner-occupied housing

  • to take steps to better ensure consistency of treatment of member states by Eurostat on operational matters.

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Recommendations for implementation at hicp unit level operational1

Recommendations for implementation at HICP unit level (operational)

  • to provide more information to NSIs on the evaluation of results from projects and programmes

  • to make available regularly updated contact information on Eurostat HICP staff.

  • to investigate the improved use of the standard data transmission tools

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Implementation and follow up

Implementation and follow up

  • The list of recommendations was presented to the HICP Working Group (WG) and discussed

  • An action plan was then drawn up and presented to the WG

  • As most recommendations refer to a change or improvement in working practice rather than a new initiative, much of the implementation will be “ongoing”

  • The substantial increase in HICP staff resources in 2006/7 was felt, by Eurostat, to have subsequently addressed some of the issues raised.

  • Eurostat will provide an update to the WG on what actions will be taken forward and when

  • A further survey will be carried out in future and the results compared to this exercise

European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics, Rome 8-11 July 2008.


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