Courrier des statistiques N2 - 2019

The dossier of Issue N2 of the Courrier des statistiques reflects a thirty-year tradition of cooperation between INSEE and DESTATIS, the German Federal Statistical Office. Two articles illustrate the impetus given to official statistics by international institutions: the 16th United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16 has contributed to the rapid emergence of measures of security and satisfaction with institutions among French citizens; the European system of short-term business statistics, created along with the Euro, continues to evolve under the new FRIBS Regulation: French short-term statistics are adapting and anticipating the changes ahead.
With its new statistical metadata repository known as RMéS, the French official statistical system has reached a new milestone: based on international standards, metadata on statistical activities will be activated throughout the life cycle and managed in a common information system complete with shared services. Another reference system has been put in place under the Élire project over the past three years: the Single Electoral Register, based on a high-quality and largely updated data exchange system.
Finally, the last article examines the "profiling" of firms carried out by INSEE with the aim of better identifying relevant economic actors. Here too, the official statistical system is adapting to changes in its environment and is building processes in which processing automation and expertise complement each other effectively.

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François Clanché, former Head of the Ministerial Statistical Service for Internal Security, Ministry of the Interior
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Measuring Security and Satisfaction with Institutions in France The Impetus Given by the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

François Clanché, former Head of the Ministerial Statistical Service for Internal Security, Ministry of the Interior

French official statistics do not consider subjects related to governance and security as part of their core business. Nonetheless, the French official statistics system is already able to produce several indicators of the 16th Sustainable Development Goal, entitled "Peace, justice and strong institutions". Some of them derive from administrative data, but most of them from victimisation surveys. In order to improve its monitoring of SDG 16, especially on the measurement of discriminations and corruption, the French official statistics system is adapting its household surveys on these subjects. However, some indicators cannot still be produced, either for technical reasons, or because international operational definitions are not yet fixed, or because official statistics hesitate to invest in new fields, notably governance, which is not always easy to understand conceptually and to measure in a robust way.

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