Dear IAOS Members

 

Welcome to the IAOS website.

 

I feel very fortunate to have been elected as President of the International Association for Official Statistics for the period 2019-21.

 

I have the good fortune to be following Mario Palma, and his predecessors in the role. They have built the Association into what it is today and my task is made all the easier by their leadership over many years.

 

I also have the good fortune to be part of a brilliant and diverse newly elected Executive Committee (EXCO) team. The IAOS is an entirely voluntary Association and the commitment of those who are elected to serve is testament to how much they care about the role of official statistics in serving the public good across the globe.

 

Finally, I have the good fortune to come into the role at a critical time for our community: the need for trustworthy numbers to guide decision making is everywhere evident; the opportunities arising from new data sources, technologies and methods are tantalising; and the IAOS has a unique place, both in upholding the centrality of official statistics to effective democracy and in calling out those who seek to undermine it and seduce others to ignore evidence and instead rely on anecdote, whim or populist rhetoric.

 

Now is a time for us to find our voice.

 

John Pullinger

 

IAOS President

 

          

         @IAOS_Stat

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Pullinger

 

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS), which serves as one  association out of the seven sister associations of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

 

IAOS recognizes the importance of catering the expectations and statistical requirements of its members & partners in conformity with the highest statistical standards. 

 

We do hope that you will find our website useful and informative. You are invited to visit the site regularly to learn about IAOS news and achievements. 

 

Thank you for your interest in IAOS and looking forward to welcoming your comments, thoughts and initiatives!

 

 Mario Palma

IAOS President

 

          

         @IAOS_Stat