SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – In order to strengthen its customized statistics service in line with the “Government 3.0” era, Statistics Korea will reorganize its structure and establish an office devoted to big data analysis.
With the reorganization, the national statistics office will transform its Information and Service Bureau into a Statistics Data Hub Bureau under which a Big Data Statistics Department offering statistical service based on big data analysis will be established.
In addition, Statistics Korea will set up a Bureau for Statistical Service which will oversee statistical services based on information technology, and a Micro-data Department which will offer 264 kinds of basic statistics. Currently, it only shares 40 kinds of statistics with the public.
The Big Data Statistics Department will develop various statistical services including a real-time business barometer based on daily credit card usage data, and total accident statistics linking insurance data and causes of death, among others.
Meanwhile, the statistics office will reinforce its ability to collect and analyze administrative data managed and generated by local governments. For this, it will set up Local Statistics Departments at its five regional statistics offices, and offer more detailed statistical services for each region.
“The reorganization aims to strengthen Statistics Korea as a statistics hub organization fitting of the Government 3.0 era. We will grow as an advanced service organization,” said Yoo Gyeong-joon, the commissioner of Statistics Korea.
Government 3.0 is an upgrade from version 2.0, which is characterized by bilateral interaction between citizens and government, and version 1.0, which is based on the one-way delivery of services to citizens. President Park Geun-hye came up with an action plan in 2013 to realize Government 3.0 projects.
By John Choi (email@example.com)