A requirement for change that originates from a change in the operating environment of the statistical organization.
An Environment Change reflects change in the context in which a statistical organization operates. Environment Changes can be of different origins and also take different forms. They can result from a precise event (budget cut, new legislation enforced) or from a progressive process (technical or methodological progress, application or tool obsolescence). Other examples of Environment Changes include the availability of a new Information Resource, the opportunity for new collaboration between organizations, etc.