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Findicator (Finnish: Findikaattori, Swedish: Findikator) is an online service providing up-to-date statistical information on the progress of Finland with about 100 indicators describing various aspects of society.[1] The service is trilingual: all material is available in English, Finnish and Swedish.[1] The graphs and tables of the service are automatically updated from a database as new information is published by governmental data producers.[2]

Findicator was developed in a joint effort by Statistics Finland and the Finnish Prime Minister's Office.[1] Its goal is to improve the availability and accessibility of indicator-type statistical data. Prime Ministers Matti Vanhanen and Jyrki Katainen have endorsed the service.[3][4]

OECD Public Governance Review wrote that the Finnish government is exploring through the Findicator initiative how it can establish indicators for desired societal outcomes and relay these to the public administration and to the society in general.[5] Clerk of the Privy Council Jocelyne Bourgon stated that from an international perspective, Finland has made significant progress in creating a national societal reporting system by introducing the Findicator service.[6]

Findicator has been developed and the indicators selected in cooperation with users and producers of statistical data, such as politicians and their assistants.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Statistics Finland - The Findicator service now also in Swedish and English
  2. ^ a b FSD Bulletin, Issue 28
  3. ^ "Prime Minister's Office - Renewed Findicator to support decision making". Archived from the original on 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  4. ^ Prime Minister's Office - Findicator provides up-to-date information on the progress of society in a user-friendly way
  5. ^ Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (2010). OECD Public Governance Reviews Finland: Working Together to Sustain Success. OECD Publishing. p. 28. ISBN 9264085890.
  6. ^ Bourgon, Jocelyne (2011). A New Synthesis of Public Administration: Serving in the 21st Century. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. p. 98. ISBN 1553393198.