Increasing user engagement around data and statistics
United Nations Statistics Division
Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific
This course is intended to support those involved in the production and dissemination of official statistics in identifying and engaging with their users, to help increase the use and impact of their data in decision making.
- Sustainable Development Goals
- 2030 Agenda
- Breaking the silos
- Leave no one behind
- User Engagement
- data dissemination
About this course
The statistics and data produced by National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and other National Statistical System (NSS) agencies do not exist in a vacuum. We can produce the most ‘perfect’ data in the world, but they are of little value if they are not used. It’s therefore essential that we as producers of official statistics engage with our users in order to both understand and respond to their needs.
This course should be of interest to anyone involved in the production and dissemination of official statistics and data, both in National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and other Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand what user engagement is and why it is important for statistics
- Identify who their user and potential users are
- Apply different tools/methods for engaging with users
- Better respond to user needs through effective data storytelling.