The side-event during the 52nd Session of the UN Statistical Commission on “The open data revolution: the power of open data for engaging the public with statistics that matter to them” was held on: New York time (EST): Thursday, 25 February, 21:00-22:00 PM | Bangkok time (GMT+7): Friday, 26 February, 09:00-10:00 AM.
About the session
The UN Statistical Commission’s Working Group on Open Data provides good practice guidance on geographical areas, content and the balance between openness and privacy for local-level statistics. For many countries, this balance is often tipped towards closure not openness and therefore limiting their ability to engage the public and public policy makers with data and statistics that matter to them.
This side event shared use cases from the Netherlands, New Zealand and Mexico. Three countries where a balance has been successfully struck. The event also provided good practice guidance on frameworks for striking a balance such as Statistics Canada’s data model vision for a National Statistical System (GATHER-GUARD-GROW-GIVE).