Mark Gautrey reflects on a very special field trip to Rwanda in which he helped to evaluate the country’s current progress in civil registration and vital statistics.Read more on Making sure that every life counts – ONS in Rwanda
Could the ‘productivity puzzle’ at least partly be explained by the failure of traditional economic measurement techniques to keep pace with the dramatic recent impact of digital technologies?Read more on Digital technology and economic productivity – is the ‘puzzle’ really a myth?
Experimental statistics from ONS have suggested that only three UK regions generate more in taxes than they receive in public spending. The data has caused a stir in the media with headlines proclaiming that London and its surrounding regions are effectively ‘subsidising’ the rest . Jonathan Athow explains how the figures were calculated and how ONS is looking to develop and improve them.Read more on The wealth of regions – measuring the UK’s tax and spending imbalance
The new ONS Data Science Campus at Newport opened this week. Tom Smith reflects on an important day both for UK government data science and the continuing transformation of ONS.Read more on ONS campus is new resource for UK’s decision makers
In an era when ‘national treasures’ come and go, it’s rare to find something that’s earned the public’s trust and affection generation after generation. But every 10 years, residents in England and Wales take the time to participate in the census. Ian Cope explains how we’re already planning for 2021.Read more on Keeping the census relevant in a changing world