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We work with networks of experts to develop leading edge guidelines, recommendations and standards on statistics with a global impact.

The outstanding results are thanks to the national and international experts who devote their time and knowledge to: 

The groups, set up for a short period of time with clear objective and tasks, bring together the best expertise in statistics to pool resources and enable effective development work.

The outputs are used globally, for example to guide the measurement of global production, climate change, population and housing, etc. and to apply common standards in statistical production.

The current Steering Groups and Task Forces are working on the following themes:

The economy

National accounts

Consumer Price Indices

Quality of employment

Sustainable development 

Statistics for SDGs

Climate change-related statistics

  Measuring hazardous events and disasters

Waste statistics

Population, gender and society

Population and housing censuses

  Measuring the quality of administrative sources for use in censuses


Children, adolescents and youth


  Use of new data sources for measuring migration and cross-border mobility

Poverty and inequality

  Measuring social exclusion

Statistical management and modernisation

Modernisation of official statistics

Measuring the value of official statistics