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CEPEI virtual session on administrative data for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN World Data Forum

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Together with the Global Partnership (GPSDD), Cepei is co-hosting a session on administrative data for the Sustainable Development Goals (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

 

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