Harnessing the power of Administrative Records: A sustainable data development strategy in Colombia..
64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada
Format: IPS Abstract
In light of the increasing information demands from different kinds of user requires a constant innovation process from the National Statistical Offices, both as institutions themselves, as well as Heads of their National Statistical Systems. Addressing these growing demands can lead to the appearance of a” false” trade-off between quality and timeliness. The falseness lies in the fact that there are viable options, particularly the statistical use of administrative records which can provide a way out. Colombia has recently made significant progress in this area, in line with a constant collaboration with regional and global partners, allowing to launch the Population Statistical Registry (REBP, by its acronym in Spanish) in 2018. This paper will address the process that led to the construction of the REBP, focusing on the main challenges, progress made and challenges for the future, as well as focusing on the main pillars upon which DANE (Colombia’s NSO) seeks to build its overarching strategy to mainstream the use of administrative records for official statistics in the National Statistical System.