What is it about?

The article is about the role of the United Nations in statistical standard-setting for official statistics like measuring Gross Domestic Product (GDP), household consumption, water consumption, ecosystem services, population, employment, inflation, etc.

Featured Image

Why is it important?

The article describes how the international statistical community ensures that statistics are trusted and comparable.


When writing this article, I could draw on my 20-year experience in statistical standard-setting as Director of economic statistics for various macroeconomic accounts, environmental-economic accounts, business and trade statistics, and international classifications.

Ivo Havinga
United Nations Secretariat

Read the Original

This page is a summary of: Stylized facts of statistical standards of the Statistical Commission of the United Nations, Statistical Journal of the IAOS, June 2022, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/sji-220961.
You can read the full text:



The following have contributed to this page