Statistical reporting is an important policy support, especially in this age of information and
knowledge based decision making at all levels. The statistical information systems around the world
are changing as fast as technology.
In this evolving context, accounts and assessments models are growing as well as important tools in
statistics, going far beyond the standard core business and national economic accounts.
The International Conference on Accounting & Assessment in Statistics (ICAAS) 2021 is a new
online conference, based on the overarching need to discuss ongoing developments on this topic in
responce to policy needs. ICAAS is held to address the issues of statistical methodologies and
thematic applications in accounting and assessment. Discussions will focus on the new tools
provision, particularly in the areas needed for sustainable development policies. Statistical offices
with the support of research institutions are developing national statistical systems that can meet the
monitoring and evaluation requirements of development frameworks, such as, as a leading example,
the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Companies and rating agencies, for their part, are
expanding accounting and reporting in the non-economic area to assess several standards and
specifically the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) performances.
Important developments are proposed internationally and currently being implemented by European
countries: from the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), with for example the System of
Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), or from the European Commission (Eurostat), with
the satellite accounts system to the European System of Accounts (ESA). All supporting statistics
needed for planning, monitoring and evaluating policies results.
National, regional and business accounting plays a central role in disclosing information and
providing statistics and data.
Several questions arise: which kind of information is needed for Sustainable Development? To what
extent these information needs can be met by accounting in statistics? Which data are already
available and which missing data should be collected? Which are the statistical issues to be
addressed and the limits of this approach? Which are the best experiences and practices developed
in this area? These and further issues in methodological and applied statistics: contributions are
expected on both these areas.
Organizers and Partners
The Luxembourg Statistical Society (LSS) is organizing the event with the support of FENStatS,
Statec, Eurostat, University of Luxembourg, PWC-Luxembourg and the IARNIW of India.
The Organizers are actively looking for additional partners to enrich the scientific content of the
conference, sponsor side events or sessions, or use the occasion to show case their products and
services. All contributions will be duly recognized.