Cepei, PARIS21 and Open Data Watch launched their third webinar to discuss different approaches and perspectives on the use of non-traditional data sources for the measurement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The analysis and use of data from non traditional sources allows to get timely information about trends and predictions, as well as behavioral patterns that contribute to a better decision making in critical areas and the identification of new opportunities that enable to enhance sustainable development in the countries. However, credibility on data and partnerships must be generated between the actors involved, in order to use data for the SDGs.
Seeking to promote commitments and measures so that the responsibility of the SDGs is based on evidence, this webinar discussed some of the key issues related to citizen generated big data, and the National Statistics Offices (NSOs) perspective on the use of non-traditional data sources, focusing on the real benefits of using these type of data sources.
Key questions of the session
- How can the use of big data or citizen generated data contribute to measure the SDGs?
- What are the benefits and the utility for the companies when contributing with their large volumes of data to the sustainable development of a country?
- What are the limitations of using non traditional data sources for official statistics?
- How important is the security and confidentiality of the information so that companies and citizens are willing to deliver their data?