The OECD hosted the 8th Statistical Information System Collaboration Community (SIS-CC) workshop at the OECD Conference Centre in the Boulogne Building, 46 Quai Alphonse le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France, from 1.30pm on Monday 9 April 2018 to 6pm on Tuesday 10 April 2018.
The first two days, as with the previous workshops (held in March 2011, March 2012, April 2013, April 2014, March 2015, April 2016 and April 2017), were open sessions and the OECD extended the invitation to other interested groups and organisations who may be considering using one of the SIS tools and wanted to know more about the community to learn from their experiences.
This year the workshop theme focused on “Building National Data Backbones - Empowering Countries through capacity development and technology”, and follows from discussions last year on “Sustainable Data for Development - Building an inclusive data ecosystem” that centered around the four dimensions: Componentised Architecture; Full Data Lifecycle; Community Driven; Open Source.
The workshop provided an opportunity to further develop on the discussions that have taken place over several months with key stakeholders and partners including UNICEF, UNSD, PARIS21 – and many other, including at the SDMX 2017 Global conference in Addis Ababa that has led to SDG pilot projects with a number of NSOs. The theme reflects lessons learned from these discussions that statistical offices need to be empowered in their role to orchestrate the flows of information from all the different national agencies and sub-national institutes.
The workshop highlights report is now available online.