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PARIS21: Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century

Fall Newsletter, December 2013

Welcome, from Johannes Jütting

Johannes Jutting

Are we all becoming "revolutionaries"? One could think so as we see the blossoming of activities around the "data revolution" and the establishment of a Global Partnership on Development. Mentioned for the first time in the High Level Panel Report, the "data revolution" has led to a splash of initiatives, conferences, blogs... you name it. How should we approach all this? What part do we play? To start with, we shouldn't be washing away all established structures and approaches that helped us to make some good progress over the last decade... read more

New NSDS Guidelines

New NSDS Guidelines

Technological and political changes in recent years have also altered the statistical landscape. Increased demand for data, specific needs of fragile states, and the growing need for regional and sectoral strategies, for instance, require special consideration. They also reinforce the need to share good practices between countries. Technology has evolved, offering the possibility to create and share knowledge in a dynamic way that allows for real-time evolution of tools like the NSDS Guidelines, as new information becomes available. To adapt to this new context, PARIS21 decided to update its guidelines for National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS)... read more

Big Data: Big Opportunity or Big Threat for Official Statistics?

Dr Jose Ramon G. Albert

By Dr. Jose Ramon G. Albert, Secretary General, Philippine National Statistical Coordination Board.
There is growing enthusiasm about the data revolution and its possibilities for making use of Big Data, especially for measuring and monitoring progress in societies. Even chief statisticians, when they met at the UN Statistics Commission last February 2013, have realized that Big Data is here to stay as an alternative data source. However, many have also expressed some degree of caution, as big data need not always mean better data... read more

PARIS21 facilitates dialogue between users and producers

SADC Workshop 2013

Strengthening dialogue between those who produce and those who use statistics has been at the heart of the PARIS21 mandate since its inception in 1999. Today, in the context of the new agenda for 2015 and following the call for a data revolution from the UN high-level panel, there is even more of a need to stimulate this dialogue. This exchange is a fundamental step in the NSDS design process and is used to advocate, as widely as possible, for statistical capacity building. In this framework, PARIS21 recently organized several events to promote this dialogue... read more

PARIS21 helps engineer a data revolution

Development Data Revolution

From New York to Maputo, PARIS21 is helping to engineer a data revolution and fulfilling the mandate from the 2013 Annual Meeting to raise awareness on statistical challenges linked to the Post-2015 Development Agenda. A series of events have provided a platform to build consensus around why we need this revolution ... read more

IHSN/ADP Evaluation

IHSN Logo

We are pleased to report that the International Household Survey Network (IHSN) and the Accelerated Data Program (ADP), programs co-hosted by PARIS21 and World Bank, were evaluated earlier this year. The successful and positive external evaluation confirms the value of these projects, and goes on to suggest ways in which IHSN/ADP work can further improve over the coming years... read more

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In this issue...

Welcome, from Johannes Jütting

New NSDS Guidelines

Big Data: Big Opportunity or Big Threat for Official Statistics?

PARIS21 facilitates dialogue between users and producers

PARIS21 helps engineer a data revolution

IHSN/ADP Evaluation

New Publication

PARIS21 Discussion Paper

PARIS21 is excited to be publishing the first in our new Discussion Paper series: "Towards a Post-2015 Framework that Counts: Developing National Statistical Capacity" by Shuang Chen, Francois Fonteneau, Johannes Jütting, and Stephan Klasen

Upcoming Events

African Forum on Post-2015 Data Revolution (Nairobi, Kenya, 3-4 December 2013)

Microdata Outreach Workshop (Maputo, Mozambique, 3-4 December 2013)

The Seventh Meeting of the Committee of Directors Generals of National Statistics Office of the African Union (Johannesburg, South Africa, 5-7 December 2013)

ADP Regional Training of Trainers Workshop: IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit (for English-speaking African countries) (Tunis, Tunisia, 9-10 December 2013)

National Statistics Day Forum: Statistics & Development in Qatar - Data Challengse (Doha, Qatar, 10 December 2013)

Microdata Outreach Workshop (Kampala, Uganda, 10-11 December 2013)

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