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.





The HLG promotes standards-based modernisation of statistical production and services. To find out more about the relevant standards, please visit the:



Click on the tabs above to see publicity materials, newsletters and other documentation related to the work of the HLG.


Previous HLG Projects


HLG Projects for 2014




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: )

Groups overseen by the HLG 


Executive Board

Modernisation Committee on Organisational Frameworks and Evaluation

Modernisation Committee on Production and Methods

Modernisation Committee on Products and Sources

Modernisation Committee on Standards


Governance structure diagram