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This wiki is the public-access site for information about the High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services (HLG).  Browse this site to find out about the origins, goals and work of the HLG and its subsidiary bodies, principally the four Modernisation Committees.


The High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services (HLG) was set up by the Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians in 2010 to oversee and coordinate international work relating to statistical modernisation. It promotes standards-based modernisation of statistical production and services.


Who is in the HLG?

 The members of the HLG for 2014 are:
  • Pádraig Dalton (Ireland) - Chairman
  • Trevor Sutton (Australia)
  • Wayne Smith (Canada)
  • Emanuele Baldacci (Italy)
  • Bert Kroese (Netherlands)
  • Park, Hyungsoo (Republic of Korea)
  • Genovefa Ružić (Slovenia)
  • Walter Radermacher (Eurostat)
  • Martine Durand (OECD)
  • Lidia Bratanova (UNECE) 

The chairs of the Statistical Network Steering Group, the Executive Board, and the modernisation committees participate in HLG meetings as observers.

The UNECE also provides the secretariat (contact: )


How is the HLG organized?

 The HLG is organized as shown in the following diagram:




 The Executive board.....

The Modernisation Committees... need little explanations here

Each year, representatives of the Modernisation Committees, their various other constituent groups and other relevant groups working in the arena of statistical modernisation come together at a workshop and decide upon a number of projects to be undertaken under the auspices of the HLG the following year. Projects are then run by a project manager and task teams of experts, which report to the Executive board


What does the HLG do?

The HLG...... snappy little explanation here: goals, background, face to face meetings, november workshops...

The role of the HLG is formalised in its Terms of Reference. A broad vision and a strategy for implementing that vision have been formulated and agreed by the Conference Of European Statisticians, and now act as the mission statements shaping the HLG's work.

Links to past and current HLG projects can be found on the left of this page, and links to the four thematic Modernisation Committees are on the right of the page (note that while much of the material is open to public access, some areas of ongoing work are restricted to the teams involved).












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