and to participate in international
initiatives. In many cases, the national statistics office or some other coordinating
agency will need to take the lead in raising awareness of the Fundamental Principles by
all agencies producing official statistics and the benefits of co-ordination of statistical
In some countries there is active management of the national statistical system through
development of all professional statistical staff and the sharing of software, data, registers etc.
Co-ordination requirements in some countries are specified in