Meeting of the Expert Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX), 17-20 October 2016, Mexico
The Expert Meeting on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, 17-20 October 2016 has been hosted on this occasion by theInstituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). The meeting has been held in Aguascalientes, Mexico from 17-20 October 2016; the meeting included a 2-day capacity building training session followed by a 2-day meeting.
The primary focus of this event was on data exchange and data sharing between international organisations and national statistical agencies – it offered an excellent occasion for the community of official statisticians to review the latest implementations of SDMX and to discuss and influence the further development of SDMX standards and SDMX content-oriented guidelines.
The meeting focused on a number of areas, including:
exchange of statistical data and metadata actually taking place or being implemented between organisations;
presenting the new SDMX standards and future enhancements;
software developments and tools which take advantage of SDMX standards;
the role of SDMX in standards-based modernisation of official statistics and related work being carried out by the High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services (HLG-MOS);
achieving the SDMX 2020 Roadmap.
The 2016 SDMX Experts meeting also included a capacity building training session which covered how to implement an SDMX architecture for reporting and dissemination for statisticians and IT staff. The course had a hands-on approach based on case studies related to the National Accounts and other data domains (Español).