Digital Transformation of National Statistical Offices
Digital transformations bring about fundamental changes in how institutions – from
governments to businesses – operate. National statistical offices (NSOs) face growing
expectations from data users and need to adapt their digital capabilities accordingly.
For NSOs in low and middle-income countries, who may have had limited exposure to
digitalisation to date, keeping pace with rapid technological change is challenging.
This report uses examples from six NSOs to explore common barriers for NSOs in their
digital transformations and identifies specific drivers. The report makes a case for
digital transformations through more comprehensive institutional changes such as governance,
procurement and human resources. In addition, the report outlines specific recommendations
at the individual, technological, organisational and system level to guide NSOs and
their partners towards a successful digital transformation.
Available from May 12, 2022