Eastern Partnership regional programme for statistics
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Funded by the European Union


Activity type Study Visit
Title The use of modern ICT tools for data collection in household surveys
Participants One participant from each of the partner countries (either from labour market statistics or the data collection unit or IT department)
Location INSEE in Paris, France
Timing 10-11 December 2019
Activity code C2.1_07

The majority of partner countries use the traditional methods of data collection, even if several countries partially use CAPI in some surveys (such as the household budget survey). The STEP partner countries expressed their interest in strengthening their capacity and infrastructure in using new methods of data collection, as well as raising awareness among partner countries of the importance of building capacity and developing infrastructure to shift from traditional to modern methods of data collection.

The main objective of this study visit was to identify innovative ways, share best practices, but also identify pitfalls in household sample survey data collection and to provide an informal platform for participants to exchange experiences and possibly to foster collaboration in this area among partner countries and with the host country. 

The programme included 13 sessions involving 17 different experts coming both from INSEE and other representatives of the French national statistical system. A total of 18 presentations were made during the study visit. The participants contributed very actively and asked many questions including on the use of administrative data. In the evaluation of the study visit, the participants said that it would have been beneficial if there had been a participant from both labour market statistics and the data collection unit or IT department.

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