On 19-21 September 2018 the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will jointly organise the 16th edition of the IAOS Conference, Better Statistics for Better Lives that will take place at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France.

With the aim of promoting official statistics, the theme of this conference Better Statistics for Better Lives will serve as an umbrella to discuss the most pressing problems regarding the production, dissemination, and use of official statistics. This conference will be an important driver of the agenda towards better understanding official statistics, increasing their usefulness, addressing challenges, and finding potential options to improve statistics in a particular subject or field.

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Aiming to expand statistical capacity building in developing countries, the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the World Bank (WB) have granted funds to the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) to support participants from developing countries to attend the IAOS-OECD 2018 Conference “Better Statistics for Better Lives”.

Applications must be submitted by 4 June 2018. If you would like to apply please consult the IAOS website.


Young Scholars for Better Statistics


©ShutterstockPaper submission for the IAOS and the OECD “Young Scholars for Better Statistics” award is now closed.

Results will be published on 15 June 2018.

Recognising academic work from students and their academic advisors, this award seeks to encourage young statisticians to take an active interest in official statistics. 

In addition to monetary prizes, the first-place winner and their academic advisor will receive travel funds to present their paper at the 2018 IAOS-OECD Conference.

For further information, please contact IAOS2018@oecd.org