The International Association For Official Statistics (IAOS) is organising a conference in the central city of Da Nang on October 8-10, according to the Vietnamese General Statistics Office (GSO).

The official statistics conference entitled “meeting the demands of a changing world” will discuss a number of contemporary issues, such as changes in user requirements, the impacts of new technology, and budget requirements for official statistics.

Approximately 200 international and 100 Vietnamese officials and researchers working in the field will attend the event, which provides an opportunity for experts to exchange their views on statistics management and expertise.

The Vietnamese delegation will present four studies from 2010, including violence against women; the application of the statistics process model in Vietnam’s GSO; the use of administrative figures in official statistics; and the application of official statistics to the analysis of health care services.

IAOS, founded in 1985, holds a conference on official statistics for its member states every two years.-VNA