Some Future Challenges for Czech Official Statistics

Edvard Outrata
2019 Statistika: Statistics and Economy Journal  
At its centenary, Czech official statistics is facing several challenges. Some are well known, others are emerging in a new and rapidly changing world. The Czech Statistical Office and other parts of Czech official statistics have a good record of coping and are well prepared. The time ahead, however, may be harder than the past. The acceleration of change in the world at large emphasises several challenges in front of official statistics, see relevance and education, as well as a number of
more » ... as a number of technical developments like big data and changing means of communication. The main issue, however, will probably be the need to protect the independence of official statistics from vested interests in a world where automatisms replace specific decisions and where statistics are used as controls.
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