The Pilot Project on Data Integration in Nepal, co-led by NSO of Nepal and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), seeks to strengthen the statistical capacity to implement data integration approaches to produce and/or improve data for measuring SDGs indicators. In this regard, a pilot activity was conducted to integrate data from the population census, household surveys and administrative records of government service. The datasets for the integration process are obtained from a) the National Statistics Office (Nepal Living Standards Survey 2010-11 and Population Census 2011), b) the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (Poor Households Identification Survey 2013 and 2020); and c) Department of National ID and Civil Registration (List of Social Security Beneficiaries, 2022). In addition, a training course is proposed for the staff from NSO and its data partners in this Project to provide them with knowledge about data integration approaches and to familiarize them with the data integration toolbox developed.
The goal of the training course is to strengthen the statistical capacity of participants to implement data integration. The training will provide staff from NSO and its data partners in this Project with basic competencies in technical and coordination issues for implementing and sustaining data integration activities. The training will also educate the participants on utilizing the data integration toolbox.
At the end of this course, training participants are supposed to:
- learn about data integration requirements and challenges;
- gain knowledge of key concepts, methods, and tools used in data integration;
- develop practical skills in using the data integration toolbox;
- display competencies in communicating integrated statistics
- gain competency in applying technical knowledge and skills for other data integration projects in Nepal.