OECD Conference Centre

2, rue André Pascal – 75775 Cedex 16 Paris

Room : CC15

The emergence of digital technologies and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have given rise to new data demands, sources, skills, analytical methods and actors. It is increasingly understood that this new data ecosystem will play a key role in complementing, rather than replacing, traditional statistical approaches. However, National Statistical Systems (NSSs) still possess many gaps in their ability to identify, adopt and leverage these new opportunities.

The complexity of the new data ecosystem is requiring NSSs to reinvent and reorganise themselves accordingly. Following a Capacity Development 4.0 (CD4.0) survey undertaken in 2017/2018, which collected information on NSOs priority areas, many statistical capacity gaps have been identified. Development agencies will now need to work with developing countries as they navigate the new data ecosystem and work at going beyond the traditional production-side interventions to also strengthen relationships with new partners, develop innovative approaches to fill data gaps, engage data users and manage co-ordination of data activities.

While the 2017 Cross Regional Forum shed light on the institutional arrangements for helping countries improve SDG implementation, this year’s forum will bring together experts from partner countries and international organisations to discuss the implications of the new data ecosystem on the NSS.


Forum Summary

Cross Regional Forum 2018 - Summary


Session 1: Welcome and opening remarks

Keynote: The digital economy and what our traditional measures are missing

Session 2: NSSs in the digital era

Reality Check: Within this new data ecosystem, how has digitisation affected your NSO?

Panel discussion: What role should NSSs play to stay relevant and respond to the needs of citizens and decision makers in a modern economy?

Session 3: New technologies and new measurements in an enabling environment

Integrating different data sources at the subnational level to show what matters.

How can developing countries better measure emigration?

Keeping track with new data sources and analytics.

Human resources and skills management for the new data ecosystem. What more has to be done?

Session 4: Working with new actors

Insights and Data, how emerging technologies and capabilities drive impact with data for governments

Breakout Groups

  1. CD 4.0: New approaches to filling data gaps: How can technology help to do better?

  2. Data sharing and legal framework: Create an enabling environment to make data more accessible in the new digital era

  3. What are the success factors in building partnerships in the new data ecosystem?

  4. Better coordination for efficient national statistical systems: What is the added value of technology (i.e. IT systems)?





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Logistical Note

Session 1 - Mr. Collis.pptx
Session 2 - Leo Ferres.pdf
Session 2 Bazongo.pptx
Session 2 pannel Coffinet.pdf
Session 3 - Dr Requejo.pptx
Session 3 - Mr. Francois.pptx
Session 3 - Mr. Vickstrom.pptx
Session 4 - IA for gov OECD def.pptx
Group 1 - Presentation.pptx
Group 2 - Presentation.pptx
Group 3 -Presentation.pptx
Group 4 - Template.pptx
Session 3 - Mr. Campos-compressed.pdf
Session 2 dr Ismartini - compressed2-converted.pdf
Session 3 - Mr. Hamel.pdf
Forum Summary - Cross Regional Forum 2018.pdf