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The demand for timely, relevant, and trustworthy statistical insight continues to grow at an unrelenting rate. Similarly, the digital age continues to provide quantities of data which require additional processing, storage, analytical and dissemination capability. The development of Cloud computing services has enabled greater capability in meeting increased customer demand for timely and
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In the past two decades, many countries and the European Union have been orienting their waste and materials management policies towards preventive and integrated approaches, with emphasis on the life-cycle and supply chains of materials and products. Policy initiatives aimed at establishing a circular economy (CE) have increased as an essential contribution to a sustainable, low carbon, resource
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ONLINE PUBLICATION This publication provides the 2024 progress assessment on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), based on the data available in the United Nations Global SDG Indicators Database. The results are presented at the regional level, identifying
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Social cohesion, broadly speaking, is the ‘glue’ that binds society together. Societies with higher levels of social cohesion are healthier, more resilient to external shocks, and experience greater economic growth. An understanding of social cohesion helps us make sense of a wide range of topics including globalization, ethnic and group fragmentation, inequalities and barriers to social mobility
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In the age of the information deluge, National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and International Statistical Organizations serve as vital sources of independent, reliable, and trusted Official Statistics. Amidst the proliferation of alternative data sources and global misinformation, these organizations need to highlight their contributions and the distinctive qualities that establish Official
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ONLINE PUBLICATION This publication provides a progress assessment on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), based on the data available in the United Nations Global SDG Indicators Database. The results are presented at the regional level, identifying the SDG targets that the
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Producers of official statistics face a complicated task in managing users’ access to the data they collect, as they must maintain the confidentiality of the individuals or businesses who have provided their data to them, while being under pressure to release ever more detailed datasets in order to provide greater analytical insight to those who wish to use such data. Traditionally, national
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Migration and other forms of cross-border mobility are issues of high policy importance. Demands for statistics in these areas have further increased in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2018 Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The statistical community continues to be challenged to capture international migration and cross-border mobility in a way
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The 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child obliges parties to ensure all children have a fair chance in life. The development of national and international policies that provide all children and youth the best possible start in life and support a successful transition to adulthood requires robust and reliable information on a wide range of areas affecting children’s lives. The
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In recent years, many countries have witnessed the emergence and growth of new forms of employment, driven by economic changes, the adoption of new business models, technological advancement, and continuing digitalization. New ways of organising work and production have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a further increase in the scale and scope of new forms of employment.
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Social exclusion is measured and defined in a range of ways. While many countries measure some aspects of social exclusion, few surveys or statistical methods are specifically designed for this. This publication presents approaches and practices in measuring social exclusion. The introductory Chapter 1 lays down the motivation behind the work and what is meant by social exclusion
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ONLINE PUBLICATION This publication provides a progress assessment on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), based on the data available in the United Nations Global SDG Indicators Database. The assessment identifies targets on which the overall progress in
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Machine Learning holds a great potential for statistical organisations. It can make the production of statistics more efficient by automating certain processes or assisting humans to carry out the processes. It also allows statistical organisations to use new types of data such as social media data and imagery. Many national and international statistical organisations are exploring how machine
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The second edition of the Road Map on Statistics for SDGs aims to provide guidance to members of national statistical systems and other stakeholders on how to best navigate the complex task of measuring the achievement of the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda. By doing so, it strives to strengthen reliable data-based national information systems and support efforts to achieve the Goals. The
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Official waste statistics have been produced for more than 40 years. They were initially developed to monitor and manage threats to human health and the environment. More recently, information needs have shifted toward realizing the economic value of waste, particularly in the context of the “circular economy”. This change has created demand for information on waste types that have not
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The use of administrative data for censuses continues to increase across the countries of the UNECE region and beyond. Administrative sources are used in a wide variety of ways, from supporting operations in a traditional census all the way to fully register-based censuses. It is important that NSOs understand the strengths and limitations of administrative data for use in their censuses, to
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Climate change is an existential threat and provides an immense challenge for humanity. A better understanding of all its aspects, through monitoring, modelling, analysis and reporting, is crucial to decide on the best course of action. This document presents a set of core internationally comparable climate change-related indicators and statistics, developed by a dedicated UNECE Task Force
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This document provides practical guidelines on how to implement the Conference of European Statisticians’ Core Set of Climate Change-Related Indicators (CES Indicator Set), taking into account national policy priorities and data availability. It
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The lockdown that followed the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 posed unprecedented challenges to produce the consumer price index (CPI) in many countries. The closing of retail outlets and difficulties with collecting prices from outlets that remained open caused significant drops in the number of collected prices. Statistical offices, therefore, had to explore new data sources and
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Strategic communication is a relatively new concept for most statistical organizations, which have traditionally focused their efforts and resources on dissemination practices and systems. A strategic communication function can guide the development and implementation of a communication strategy. This has particular relevance for the world of official statistics, where communication and