Description and objectives
The UNECE secretariat has been asked by the Conference to prepare proposals for an expert group meeting on statistical data collection and the use of non-statistical data sources. Subject to the decision of the CES Bureau, this meeting is planned to be held in autumn 2012. For the first time, it will bring together data collection experts from across the UNECE region to share best practices, and identify needs for further work on this topic. Reorganization of data collection is taking place in many countries. This implies changes in organizational culture, technology and relationships with data suppliers. A key issue in this work will be how to utilise economies of scale by using common tools and methods in data collection.
Meeting to be organized in 2012:
Meeting of Data Collection Experts, Geneva, 31 October - 2 November.