The continuing evolution of official statistics: some challenges and opportunities
De Gruyter Open
As economies, societies, and environments change, official statistics evolve and develop to reflect those changes. In reaction to disruptive innovations arising from globalisation, technological advances, and cultural changes, the pace of change of official statistics will accelerate in the future. The motivation for change may also be more existential than that of the past as official statisticians consider the survival of their discipline. This article examines some of the emerging developments and questions whether they present threats or offer opportunities.
Big data , Globalisation , Measuring progress , Statistical literacy , Interoperability
MacFeely, S. (2016) ‘The continuing evolution of official statistics: some challenges and opportunities’, Journal of Official Statistics, 32(4), pp. 789–810. doi: 10.1515/jos-2016-0041