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Joint OECD - PARIS21 Workshop - Access to New Data Sources for Statistics: Business Models for Private-Public Partnerships


The joint OECD - PARIS21 Workshop "Access to New Data Sources for Statistics: Business Models for Private-Public Partnerships" was held on 17-18 December 2015 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. 

The workshop brough together stakeholders from the commercial, non-commercial and public sectors and started by reviewing opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt in using new data sources (telecom data, social media, sensors, credit card records, etc.) to enrich official statistics. The workshop  examined the specific aspects of access to such data. This concerns the building of trust between the various stakeholders and explicit agreements to deal with data confidentiality and privacy, and risk management in using such types of data. One particular objective was to address the question of how to develop a business model that is attractive for the private-for-profit and non-for-profit sector to provide access and share its data. Key points arising from the workshop discussions could be a first step in developing a set of guidelines, principles or protocols on the access and use of private data.

In preparation of the event, PARIS21 published the discussion paper: "Public-Private Partnerships for Statistics: Lessons Learned, Future Steps”. The paper provides a classification of Public-Private-Partnerships, presents four case studies, derives lessons learned and outlines future steps in this growing area. It is part of the PARIS21 Discussion Paper Series on statistical capacity development.



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