Data ecosystems in Latin America are mainly disjointed and need to be prioritized

Nov 28, 2022

About the event

The 2030 Agenda presents a series of challenges regarding data needs, meaning that data ecosystems must be adapted and developed. This is an opportunity to have more and better data in Latin American countries

On November 18, Cepei, together with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (the Global Partnership), presented a new analysis of the state of data ecosystems in the region to provide recommendations for the progress, needs, and future lines of action to strengthen data capacity in the region.


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Claire Melamed

The Global Partnership

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Diego Aboal

National Institute of Statistics Uruguay

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Catalina Escobar

Executive Director
Makaia Colombia


Hernán Muñoz

Data Ecosystem Advisor


Closing statement


Fredy Rodriguez

Senior LAC Regional Manager
The Global Partnership


Rolando Ocampo

Statistics Director

According to Hernán Muñoz, Data Ecosystem Advisor at Cepei and author of the document, “This analysis aims to obtain a general characterization of data ecosystems for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Latin American countries and to identify general data trends and priorities.” 

Data ecosystems in the region are mainly disjointed, and the actions necessary to improve their operation are still to be positioned within the priorities of key actors. Thus, it becomes essential to determine where international cooperation and financing efforts must be channeled to meet the demands of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

Main points

Across the region’s countries, a large portion of indicators for monitoring the 2030 Agenda are produced by national statistical offices (NSOs). However, their role goes beyond production. National statistical offices are currently the leading articulators of these ecosystems and the main channel for incorporating methodological innovations and using new data sources.

Accordingly, the document provides some recommendations for actors to strengthen data ecosystems in the LAC region:


Modernizing institutional statistical frameworks


Improving the mechanisms for inter-institutional coordination and articulation


Incorporating non-traditional data sources into the production of official statistics


Innovation in governance and data stewardship frameworks



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