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This is the

home page

public-access wiki space for UNECE work relating to Big Data.

 This space

  It contains information about ongoing UNECE-led activities in the area of Big Data, and links to other

parts of the UNECE platform that contain relevant material.  Please explore the navigation menu in the left-hand sidebar.

Some pages are restricted to members of the relevant task teams undertaking work as part of the 2013 project planning and 2014 project work.  If you think you should have access and cannot see these pages, please contact support.stat@unece.org.

 

 

UNECE-coordinated work relating to Big Data

  • Informal workshop for participants in the September 2013 seminar on data collection, to discuss the formulation of the Big Data project proposal.
  • Proposed project on Big Data, aiming to

    relevant resources and activities  A separate wiki space exists for those working on the 2014 HLG project on Big Data in Official Statistics.

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    September 2014Enhancement of the Big Data project inventory in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division and the HLG Modernisation Committee on Products and Sources: a new, more detailed questionnaire is under development with the aim of obtaining a more comprehensive picture of current and planned projects and facilitating exchange of knowledge and experience.
    August-October 2014Preliminary results of the survey "Skills necessary for people working with Big Data in Statistical Organisations". More detailed analysis will be prepared by October 2014.
    Throughout 2014

    International collaboration project on The Role of Big Data in the Modernisation of Statistical Production - This project, overseen by the High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services, will is running during 2014, and aims to:

    • identify, examine and provide guidance for statistical organizations to act upon the main strategic and methodological issues that Big Data poses for the official statistics industry
    • demonstrate the feasibility of efficient production of both novel products and ‘mainstream’ official statistics using Big Data sources, and the possibility to replicate these approaches across different national contexts
    • facilitate the sharing across organizations of knowledge, expertise, tools and methods for the production of statistics using Big Data sources.
    • Temporary task team composed of representatives from thirteen countries and international organizations: tasked with identification of priorities for international collaboration and development of a project proposal for a 2014 HLG project on Big data and official statistics.
    June 2013Draft classification of types of Big Data
    March 2013Position paper What does Big data mean for official statistics? (March 2013) drafted for the High Level Group for the Modernization of Statistical Production and Services (HLG).
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