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ISI Statements and Letters Concerning Statistical Ethics

 

The ISI has undertaken action in specific cases. An overview of the ISI letters, statements and discussion papers is given below:

 

Greece

 

  • Commendation of Andreas Georgiou: On 18 September 2018, during a Special Meeting on National Statistical Offices’ Professional Independence prior to the 16th IAOS Conference in Paris, a special Commendation was awarded to Andreas Georgiou, former President of ELSTAT. The commendation was presented by six major statistical organizations including ISI.
    Dated 18 September 2018

  • The following organisations supported the commendation:
    Inter-American Statistical Institute (IASI)
    Statistics Portugal
    Uppsala University
    Dated 23 October 2018

     

  • Georgiou Sees the Award as a Signal to Other Statisticians who Fight for Professional Integrity: 'You Are Not Alone'. The former President of ELSTAT Andreas Georgiou says he is deeply honoured by the commendation from the international statistical community for his continued fight for trustworthy statistics “This is another example of all the support I have received from the international community.”
    Dated 21 September 2018

     

  • Background and chronology of court proceedings against Andreas Georgiou, former President of ELSTAT (the Hellenic Statistical Authority)
    Dated 23 July 2018

  • ISI Statement about Conviction of Andreas Georgiou, former ELSTAT President
    Dated 8 August 2017

  • Third Annual Report of the Good Practice Advisory Committee (GPAC) of the Hellenic Statistical System
    The report presents the status of the implementation of principles 1 to 6 (institutional environment, such as the principles of Professional Independence, and of Impartiality and Objectivity) of the European Statistics Code of Practice in the Greek statistical system, covering the period 2015-2016. More>> 
    Dated 26 January 2017

  • ISI Statment on ELSTAT
    How can work of the highest professional calibre and ethical standard lead to prosecution? More>>
    Dated 15 September 2016

  • Open Letter from ISI on matters related to judicial proceedings in Greece
    The ISI has published an open letter regarding the judicial proceedings in Greece against Mr Andreas Georgiou, the President of ELSTAT, and comments from two former ELSTAT members about the  organization of an Open Meeting entitled ‘Intrusion of the judiciary in the course of the production of official statistics’ during the World Statistics Congress in Hong Kong. More>>
    Dated 16 September 2013

  • The ISI issued a Statement to express its profound disappointment and serious concern over the prosecution of Mr Andreas Georgiou, President of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) and two of his ELSTAT Managers.
    Supporters are invited to endorse the statement by subscribing here. The names will be published on the website.
    Dated 28 February 2013

  • Letter by the ISI President to the President of the Hellenic Statistical Authority, Mr. Andreas Georgiou, in support of his endeavour to comply with the high international standards for producing good quality and impartial statistical information about the Greek economy and society.
    Dated 5 January 2012

 

Other relevant information:

 

  • The Third Annual Report of the Good Practice Advisory Committee (GPAC) to the Hellenic Statistical System.
    The report presents the status of the implementation of principles 1 to 6 (institutional environment, such as the principles of Professional Independence, and of Impartiality and Objectivity) of the European Statistics Code of Practice in the Greek statistical system, covering the period 2015-2016. The ongoing court case is the major focus of the report on Principle 1, Professional Independence, and a feature of the Report on this occasion is also the inclusion of an appendix detailing the chronology of the court proceedings to-date.

  • Second Annual Report of the Good Practice Advisory Committee Hellenic Statistical System.
    Many members may be aware of on-going concerns regarding the Greek Statistical System where the head of the office is facing prosecution on issues concerning the integrity of official economic statistics. The Second Annual Report, for the year 2014 from the independent Good Practice Advisory Committee provides a good summary of the current situation.
    published in January 2015

  • The Good Practice Advisory Committee examined ELSTAT’s implementation of Principles 1 to 6 of the European Statistics Code of Practice and made an overall assessments and recommendations. Read the full report
    published in September 2013

 

Argentina

 

 

Tunisia

 

 

Reviews, Other Documents

 

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