The United Nations World Data Forum Webinar Series aims to engage the data community (users and producers) on critical topics emanating from the second UN World Data Forum held in October 2018. The discussion will primarily focus on the six thematic areas from the Forum. Participants from diverse backgrounds including, the private sector, civil society, policymakers, and academia are encouraged to participate.
Building on the plenary session on Trust in Data and Statistics held during the UNWDF 2018 in Dubai, this webinar continues the discussions on building trust in official statistics.
In a world with fake news and alternative facts looming around us, the public’s trust in official data and statistics is more important than ever. A better understanding of the causes of a lack of trust can help strategically plan a path to building and strengthening trust in official statistics. By integrating users and their perspectives into all aspects of the data value chain, user needs will be fully addressed leading to enhanced public trust in official statistics. Our communal aim is to strive towards open data and avoid data gripped tightly in private arms, to promote data sharing as a pragmatic reality, and to fully resource, value and trust official statistics and national statistical systems.
There are important building blocks underlying trust in data and statistics that should be cultivated to create a data system fit for our future needs. Such building blocks include building strong organizational infrastructures, good governance practices, and multi-stakeholder partnerships; following sound and internationally agreed data standards and principles for production, sharing, interoperability, and dissemination of data and statistics; and integrating users in the data value chain to meet their needs, increase the value of data and statistics, and ensure meaningful impacts.
Bringing together a panel of experts in the development data space, this webinar tackles the issue of trust in official statistics and highlights ways toward a trusted data ecosystem.
Time: 10:00 am (EDT)
Date: Thursday, April 25 2019
Hosted by: United Nations Statistics Division
We have a dedicated time to respond to audience questions. Please feel free to send us your questions ahead of the event or during the session.