The Philippines Statistics Authority, along with PARIS21, will be organising a workshop on New Data Sources for Official Statistics on 22-23 June 2016 in Quezon City, Philippines.

The workshop will explore the potential of harnessing data from non-traditional sources and players such as private companies for use in official statistics to contribute towards timely and regular monitoring of SDG indicators in the Philippines.  It will also present an opportunity for private companies to understand their potential role in data sharing and exchange for the benefit of the citizenry as part of their corporate social responsibility. For more information on this workshop, click here.

PARIS21 previously organised a joint workshop "Access to New Data Sources for Statistics: Business Models for Private-Public Partnerships" with the OECD Statistics Directorate which brought together stakeholders from the commercial, non-commercial and public sectors to review opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt in using new data sources (telecom data, social media, sensors, credit card records, etc.) to enrich official statistics. During this workshop, PARIS21 also released a discussion paper titled "Public-Private Partnerships: Lessons Learned, Future Steps" which focuses on how non-official sources of data -- big data in particular -- are attracting enormous interest in the world of official statistics.

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In Partnership with Data Pop Alliance


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