This session will consider the advances in integrating statistical and geospatial information, and would seek to get views from users and other stakeholders about how greater use of geospatial information could enhance the value of official statistics. It will focus on geographical and other breakdowns of official statistics related to relevant urban and regional planning, territorial and targeted policies on various levels of government. The challenges and solutions of integration of geospatial and statistical data are also topical. How to facilitate new and evolving uses of small area statistics engaging citizens and communities, e.g. easy access and open access to official statistics of high granularity enhanced with user friendly communication. Finally, many of the major trends shaping our world, such as urbanisation, globalisation, the international migration, digitalisation and climate change, request special attention on cities and regions, simply because cities and regions are the prime scene of these trends and also key actors for delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thus, in the process of translating the SDGs into statistical information territorialisation of relevant SDG indicators is important.
Organiser Stefan Bender (head of the Research Data and Service Centre of the Bundesbank)
Administrative data producers are witnessing a growing demand to provide access to microdata. Simultaneously, digitisation is affecting data production in official statistics and data handling in research. This session will shed light on the need for data access and data sharing for official statistics and research to enable evidence-based policy advice and evaluation. Discussion will be on addressing challenges arising from sharing data in an international context will be discussed. The session will also provide an outlook on new ways to stimulate collaborations in an engaging knowledge framework and on how to measure the impact of official statistics and research in society.