Cepei and the National Institute of Statistics of Chile bet on the use of administrative data to comply with the 2030 Agenda
As part of the celebration of World Statistics Day, Cepei participated in the webinar ‘Future challenges for the production of statistics: A look to the use of administrative records’, organized by the National Institute of Statistics of Chile. The encounter highlighted the importance of using data for the formulation of public policies to promote sustainable countries.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Context and objective
The National Institute of Statistics is a Chilean state agency whose purpose is to carry out general population and housing censuses, and also to produce, compile and publish the country’s official statistics. Cepei was invited to participate in the webinar on the use of administrative data, as part of the celebration of World Statistics Day.
Fredy Rodríguez, Data Coordinator of Cepei, stated: “for 18 years we have sought to promote participation and dialogue between governmental and non-governmental actors.” Currently, and thanks to the support of the ´Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data´, we have led different initiatives with the member countries of the partnership, which allowed us to identify and analyze their social, economic and environmental needs, topics aligned to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Virtual dialogues, as well as peer-to-peer exchanges between Africa and Latin America, were mechanisms that encouraged the implementation of international commitments to finance sustainable development. Rodríguez highlighted that during the process, Cepei conducted a survey for partners to share their experiences on the production and use of data.
MAIN POINTS OF THE INTERVENTION
Some results of the survey showed how participants use administrative records to produce statistics:
72% of the participants use administrative records to produce a wide variety of statistics: Economic, social, cultural, accommodation, technological, mining, security, among others
44% of participants use administrative records to produce vital statistics
60% collect and / or use administrative records for the production of statistics and 44% for decision making
Other purposes of the use of administrative records were: Planning (36.0%), policy evaluation (32.0%), exploratory exercises (4.0%) and legal identification (4.0%)
“For 18 years we have sought to promote participation and dialogue between governmental and non-governmental actors.”