“What could be done differently to improve admin data is to train school inspectors in data collection and compilation techniques and procedures, so that they have the ability to provide timely data required for school planning.”
“Administrative data manages to gather several actors because it is data that is collected in a timely manner by ministries, departments or agencies for decision-making”.
“This peer exchange was organized to discuss not only the gaps and challenges around administrative data, but also to explore opportunities that ensure the use of this vital source of data, which is complementary to traditional censuses and surveys”.
“Not being able to combine admin records with surveys and not taking advantage of the great potential they have, make vulnerable people the ones we know less about and, therefore, they are the ones who lose the most”.
“We hope that cross-regional partnerships will be established, between the countries of Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, so that partners such as the Global Partnership, Cepei and other organizations can provide the necessary technical support”.
“The one thing we would want to do differently compared to what we were doing in the past Is to strengthen collaboration on a regular basis. If we have collaboration in a regular basis, once data is generated, we can convene to guide each other on the data that has been generated”.
“One thing that could be done differently to improve admin data is to proceed with each institution according to its requirements, because we cannot level all institutions equally”.
“Among the services that require good admin data are public services such as education and health. There are also essential services such as literacy and telecommunications”.
“Admin data measures almost two thirds of SDGs. It provides numerators and denominators for SDGs. So for it to effectively measure SDGs, we actually need to improve its collection, its analysis, so that it answers to the requirements measured in the indicators for SDGs.”
“If I had to choose one thing that could be done differently to improve administrative data, I would say that they would have to be considered as part of the national planning scenario”.