Cepei and partners advocate for the use of admin data for the SDGs at the UN World Data Forum

Together with the Global Partnership (GPSDD), Cepei is co-hosting the session TA1.01 “Uncovering Opportunity in Unusual Places: How countries are helping each other leverage administrative data for the SDGs” at the UN World Data Forum, to be held on October 19 between 15:30 – 16:45 (UTC). Join us!

Administrative records are the routine data collected by governments and service providers in the course of their day-to-day business. Buried in these bureaucratic records is a tremendous opportunity to extract insights that are timelier and more granular than other traditional data sources. Administrative data can also be more cost-effective and sustainable because they are part of an existing and recurrent business process rather than stand-alone data collection exercises, which can cost millions of dollars.

How administrative records are collected, managed, stored, and shared affects the extent to which it can be used for decision-making or reporting. Many countries have incomplete, inaccessible, and paper-based administrative records that are not connected or streamlined across government agencies. 

Given the new reality with COVID-19, administrative records take on a greater weight by allowing countries not only to monitor the spread of the virus but also to identify the most vulnerable groups, their needs, and prioritize resources to these needs. 

National Statistical Offices working with different government agencies have made efforts despite these challenges. In addition to adjusting their modalities of collecting data, they have created monitoring tools, models, and impact indices, built partnerships, among other strategies.

OBJECTIVE 

This session will present strategies, actions and partnerships that countries have developed for the use of administrative records, in response to COVID-19. It will feature examples from three countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

AGENDA 

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CONNECTION DETAILS 

📆 Date: October 19, 2020
⏰ Time: 15:30 – 16:45 (UTC) 
🗣 Language: English 

Sign up for the session “Uncovering Opportunity in Unusual Places: How countries are helping each other leverage administrative data for the SDGs” by following these two steps:

  1. Get your ticket here  
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HOW TO CONNECT TO THE SESSION?

  1. Once you are in the platform, click on the calendar icon in the left column: Programme (live)
  2. Look under the tab Monday, October 19, for the session TA1.01 “Uncovering Opportunity in Unusual Places: How countries are helping each other leverage administrative data for the SDGs”.
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