To better understand the barriers to use of data produced by national statistical offices (NSOs), AidData and Open Data Watch have launched a short survey of officials in NSOs and select line ministries in 140 low- and middle-income countries.
Aiming to increase the use and impact of official statistics in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and for evidence-based policy making, the results of the survey will provide perspectives from both the producer side (NSOs) and the user side (line ministries) to inform future statistical capacity building initiatives.
Responses from survey participants will help identify barriers, potential improvements and practical recommendations to promote data publication and dissemination practices that result in higher use of official statistics. The recommendations could be included in NSDS Guidelines, and “data use” could potentially be added as a new dimension to official capacity and performance indicators such as the World Bank Statistical Capacity Indicator.
If you have received an email requesting participation in this study, please click the included link to access your personalized questionnaire and share your views.
This survey is part of a larger project seeking to significantly catalyze the use and impact of NSO data. Results of the survey will be shared later this year with the wider data community in the context of this project .