Modernising household surveys in the Netherlands: Design, Efficiency Gains and Perspectives

The present paper outlines the current modernisation programme of household surveys carried out by Statistics Netherlands. It focuses on its objectives in terms of data collection and standardisation of processes, efficiency targets and relevance and quality of outputs. The short and medium term goals and the European context are discussed and the experiences gathered so far are presented. This redesign project of household surveys is part of a large-scale modernisation programme of statistics production at Statistics Netherlands.