Contributing to the development of European and international statistics

INSEE and official statistics
Dernière mise à jour le : 14/06/2021

European relations

INSEE operates within the Official Statistical service to develop European statistics as part of the Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletEuropean Statistical System, the objective of which is to develop, produce and disseminate statistics that are comparable between the countries of the European Union.
Insee takes part in the projects funded by Eurostat within the framework of the European Statistical System.
INSEE attends Eurostat’s biennial conference series on New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics Ouvrir dans un nouvel onglet(NTTS series) and on Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletquality.

International relations

INSEE participates in the development of international statistics, which is coordinated by the United Nations Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletStatistical Commission managed by its Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletStatistics Division and as part of the Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletConference of European Statisticians.

INSEE is part of the United Nations Group of Experts on Service Statistics (Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletthe Voorburg Group), the International Working Group on Price Indices (Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletthe Ottawa Group), the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletUNGEGN) and the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletUN-GGIM).

INSEE contributes to statistical harmonisation within the Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletOECD, as well as to theOuvrir dans un nouvel onglet Data Gaps Initiative led by the Financial Stability Board and the International Monetary Fund following the 2008 crisis.

INSEE attends the biennial conferences of the Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletInternational Statistical Institute (ISI) and the Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletInternational Association for Official Statistics (IAOS).

International technical assistance

In the context of international cooperation, INSEE provides support through technical assistance missions and the organisation of study visits or workshops, with priority given to countries from sub-Saharan Africa, Maghreb and Eastern Europe outside the European Union. INSEE works in partnership with Ouvrir dans un nouvel ongletExpertise France, the French agency for international technical assistance, and with Eurostat, to manage theOuvrir dans un nouvel onglet Eretes National Accounts tool.

INSEE publishes the journal Stateco (in French) on statistical methods for development, and the International Technical Support information newsletter (both in French and English).