About the product
This handbook is about national statistical offices. It deals with the fundamentals of national systems of official statistics, covering areas such as general principles, data collection and respondent policies, principles of organization and management, and dissemination guidelines. The key chapters in this study are on the following topics; the structure of statistical systems, coordination tools, the chief statistician, users and their needs, developing a progress plan, managing staff, managing information technology, interacting with respondents, getting information to the users, and confidentiality and disclosure. This publication is an extremely useful tool for chief statisticians and their colleagues, and those placed in charge of overseeing official statistics function.