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CHALLENGES OF OFFICIAL STATISTICS IN THE GLOBALIZATION ERA
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Authors: Oleg CARA, PhD, NIER
In the globalization era, the social, economic, demographic and environmental phenomena become more complex and interdependent. Official statistics, in its position of “public good”, are under the increased pressure of data needs. Thus, it should adapt itself to the changes taking place in the society and should comply with its increased demands for high quality information. On its turn, it imposes to both national and global statistical systems major tasks of structural changes in the activity of official statistics, as well as in the communication with its partners from the informational flow upstream, but particularly from its downstream – these being the target recipients of data.
The paper reflects the author’s vision on the main activities needed to be fulfilled to better meet the information demands of users in quality statistics as well as on the major challenges and solutions regarding the transformation of statistical information into knowledge, ensuring the better use and usefulness of statistical data.
Keywords: official statistics, quality, communication, statistical culture, integrity, modernization.