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International Statistical System:. Increased accountability. Levels of accountability. Member States: setting standards, providing technical assistance & helping to mobilise resources International community: obtaining & disseminating comparable statistics relevant for policy-making

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International statistical system

International Statistical System:

Increased accountability


Levels of accountability
Levels of accountability

  • Member States: setting standards, providing technical assistance & helping to mobilise resources

  • International community: obtaining & disseminating comparable statistics relevant for policy-making

  • The public: assuring the quality of disseminated statistics

  • Each other: collaboration & coordination of activities


Un statistical commission unsc
UN Statistical Commission (UNSC)

  • Member states elected by ECOSOC

  • Objectives relating to the ISS:

    • development of central statistical services of UN Secretariat

    • coordination of statistical work of specialized agencies

    • achieving an integrated system for the collection, processing and dissemination of international statistics


Coordinating committee for statistical activities ccsa
Coordinating Committee for Statistical Activities (CCSA)

  • Heads of Statistical Services of interested international and regional organizations

  • Objectives: promoting coordination, integration and complementarity among statistical programmes of members.

  • ‘Reports’ to the Chief Executives Board & UNSC


Constraining issues
Constraining Issues

  • ‘voluntary’ nature of participation

  • Informalisation of arrangements

  • Lack of demand for a global system (until MDGs)


Principles
Principles

  • Quality, Accessibility & Confidentiality of statistics

  • Transperancy, professional integrity and independence

  • Operational activities

  • Governance & internal coordination

  • Cooperation between agencies


Mdg process
MDG Process

  • Catalyst for working in an ‘almost integrated’ manner

  • Recognition of common challenges on data-related activities & so need for joint solutions

  • Creation of a technical reference group (MDGI Experts Group), useful for CCSA policy recommendations


Action plan action 6
Action Plan: Action 6

  • Principles - important but early days.

  • CCSA: increased & effective coordination of agency activities, active promotion of joint programmes – very promising

  • International spending - a challenge


Some constraints
Some constraints

  • Statistical needs for policy of individual organisations

  • Internal coordination within IOs

  • Equitable participation at UNSC



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