In-depth review on ...
In October 2009, the Bureau reviewed in-depth the topic of statistical dissemination, communication and publications to identify areas where the international statistical community could assist national statistical organizations. The Bureau experimented with a new approach to discuss the topic at the CES plenary session prior to the review by the Bureau in order to get input from all CES members.
The Bureau decided that work should be undertaken to improve statistical literacy, and approved in November 2010 a proposal by the Steering Group on Statistical Dissemination and Communication for preparing Guidelines on improving statistical literacy. The Conference also approved the proposed follow-up actions in June 2010.
Outcome of the review
As a result, in 2012 UNECE published a Guide to Improving statistical literacy as part 4 of the series Making Data Meaningful.
The Steering Group also substantially revised the Guide to communicating with the media (issued in 2004), published as Part 3 of the series Making data meaningful.
In addition, an international statistical literacy project has been implemented under the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS). Eurostat has also carried out related activities in the Eurostat Sponsorship on Communication.
In 2014, the Conference will discuss the topic of What is the value of official statistics and how do we communicate this value as a CES seminar.