International Development: Growing a Global Statistical System

Global issues, such as climate change, population growth and inflation to name a few, are best understood with the benefit of good global statistics. So, to that end, the ONS works in partnership with a number of countries worldwide with the ultimate aim of raising the world’s statistical capabilities.  

In the latest episode of Statistically Speaking, podcast host Miles Fletcher chats to the head of the Ghanaian Statistical Service, Professor Samuel Annim; Emily Poskett, Head of International Development at the ONS; and Tim Harris of the ONS Data Science Campus’s international development team, about what international partnerships are achieving.  

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How the ONS creates a full picture of changes in the labour market

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The data gathered by large economic surveys remain a vital component of many key Office for National Statistics figures, especially those on the labour market. Maintaining good survey response rates is a challenge faced by national statistical institutes worldwide. In this post Darren Morgan sets out how the ONS is addressing this issue and tapping alternative sources for the important information we need.

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