Planning, monitoring and development

Statistics Finland operates under the Ministry of Finance and is managed by results, but is independently responsible for its activities, services and statistics. The key documents guiding the planning of activities are the performance agreement, the operational and financial plan, and the budget proposal.

Statistics production

Statistics Finland's regular production comprises over 200 sets of statistics. An annual statistical programme listing all next year's statistical releases and their release dates is published as a release calendar towards the end of each year.

Performance agreement

The agency's operational targets for the coming year are defined in a performance agreement between Statistics Finland and the Ministry of Finance. The meeting of the targets is reported on six-monthly.

Operational and financial plan (in Finnish only)

Statistics Finland's operational and financial plan presents the agency's operational points of emphasis and medium-term financial performance figures.

Budget proposal (in Finnish only)

The budget proposal contains estimates concerning Statistics Finland's income and appropriations in the coming year. Government ministries draw up budgets for their administrative sectors basing on the budget proposals of agencies and institutions operating under them.

Development activity

Statistics Finland has several ongoing development programmes and projects to maintain and develop the quality of statistics, and the cost-effectiveness of activities and processes, as well as to coordinate development projects. In addition, Statistics Finland engages in systematic quality work.