Openness in National Statistical Offices: A Review of Needs and Available Tools and Methods

  • IFEMA Feria de Madrid, room C 5 Avenida Partenón Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, 28042 Spain

Sponsored by:
The World Bank Group, Open Data for Development (OD4D), PARIS21, Open Data Watch, all proud members of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data


This highly interactive IODC pre-conference session will discuss the practicalities and opportunities for open data in official statistics for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During this session, government representatives will discuss experiences and plans for open data and experts will provide information on the innovative tools and approaches they are using to support open data efforts.

This session will include participation from national statistical office (NSO) senior management, and will stimulate discussions on opportunities and challenges for open data in NSOs. Throughout the session, participants will aim to identify synergies for the implementation of the SDGs while also looking for linkages between NSOs open data efforts and other government open data initiatives. At the conclusion of the session, participants will discuss future areas for actions on open data by NSOs between IODC 16 and IODC 17.