Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Statistics • COVID-19 response

The Frontline of Subnational Data in the Battle against COVID19

The first webinar in a new series of conferences organized by PARIS21 and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will launch on December 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST. The webinar, entitled "Subnational data on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19," will explore different cases of data generated by public and social sector actors on the front lines of responding to the pandemic. The data generated from these efforts is the product of the response to the pandemic and is representative of independent efforts. The webinar will be held in Spanish.

The main objective of this session is to learn about specific efforts to produce data on the impact of COVID at the subnational level. Another topic to be discussed at this event will be how these efforts could be replicated in national statistical systems and what their public utility. We will see how the data generated on issues related to the pandemic at the subnational level are very useful since they generate value or add it in the data chains.

This webinar will lay the foundation for understanding

  • the response to the pandemic at the subnational level,
  • how sub-national data is used and
  • how they can be reused throughout the national statistical system to provide important cross-sectoral information.