Building on the plenary session on Trust in Data and Statistics held during the United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF) 2018 in Dubai, this webinar on “Trust in Data and Statistics” 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.
Time: 10:00 am (EDT)
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Hosted by: United Nations Statistics Division