Course Description

National statistics offices organise themselves and function in alignment with the statistical value chain and the framework of official statistics. Statistical systems are described as either centralised or decentralised depending on the extent to which responsibility for delivering official statistics across the range of government activities lies with the central institution. A statistical system “works” combining user needs, the framework of official statistics as well as the integration within an international statistical system. Our Certificate in “Management of Statistical Systems” course provides learners with awareness of the importance on the linkage between statistical classifications and respective statistical units in order to integrate them in the dissemination structures. It also helps them understand and combine the relationship among administrative registers, “classical” sources of statistical data and the integration of data from different sources as well as am understanding of how to plan, implement, maintain and control the quality of a statistical operation.

Course outline:


  • Statistical systems – statistical information needs, the role of official statistics
  • Organisation and functioning of the national statistical system, the European and international statistical systems
  • Concepts and statistical classifications – statistical harmonisation and international comparability
  • Statistical sources – central business registers, combining data from different sources
  • Statistical operations – methods and modes of data collection in statistical systems
  • Dissemination of statistics – creation and exploitation of statistical databases, publications and statistical dissemination

Course Goals

19 Jun 2023 21 Jun 2023
8 Hours/Day
Course Details
SCB_2023 Comprehensive Test In-Person


Carlos Dias

ISEGI - Information Management and Statistics Higher Institute - The NOVA Information Management School , Portugal

Carlos Afonso Dias is Guest Professor at the NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS). In academic terms, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute (IST) and a Master's Degree in Statistics and Information Management from NOVAIMS. He concluded the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Information Management and is completing the Doctorate in Information Management at NOVAIMS.

Since 1990, he has been a Higher Technician Specialist in Statistics at the National Institute of Statistics (INE) where he has exercised functions of chef and management/coordination of collection projects, treatment and dissemination of official statistics.

Completed, in 2006, the High Management Course in Public Administration, at the National Institute of Administration (INA).

Since 1994, he has graduated several cadeiras in the Bachelor's, Post-graduation and Master's courses at NOVAIMS. Consultant and trainer, in particular in the modernization of collection processes, dissemination and management of information. Participation in international projects and task forces in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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