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International cooperation high on the agenda at CBS
In June of this year, Director General Ms Angelique Berg of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) was appointed vice-chair of the Bureau of the OECD Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy, also known...
International reference work covers diverse business statistics expertise
A truly international reference work, with 36 chapters covering the latest state of play in all facets of business statistics production.
The COVID-19 pandemic: how did it affect statistics?
On 27 February 2020, the first patient testing positive for coronavirus was reported in the Netherlands; the first COVID death was reported on 6 March.
International experts apply yardstick to Statistics Netherlands
Just recently, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) was the subject of an official Peer review, executed by the European Statistical System (ESS).
The importance of reliable data in times of crisis
The COVID-19 crisis has brought with it a great need for reliable data, and national statistical offices (NSOs) are playing an important role in this regard.
Quinten Meertens’ breakthrough in how we think about bias
‘A breakthrough in how we think about bias’ – that is how professor Jaap van den Herik at Leiden University described Statistics Netherlands (CBS) researcher Quinten Meertens’ PhD thesis...
CBS in the starting blocks for the 2021 Census
Censuses are the oldest official statistics produced by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and they are a treasure trove of demographic and socio-economic information.
CBS experiments with agricultural sensor data
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) is continuously innovating, also in the field of business data collection. We are permanently on the look-out for new data sources and alternative ways of collecting...
Working with sensors to measure health
Sensors are accurate, which is why Statistics Netherlands (CBS) is exploring various ways to implement them – e.g. as a substitute for survey questionnaires
CBS experimenting with sensors
How many locations were you visiting today? Think of: work, child care, supermarket, gym...? And how much time did you spend driving, or how far did you cycle today?
To make the right choice, you need independent data
Simply understanding the economy is no longer enough to gain insights into society. Social and cultural insights and information about citizens