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Integration of data production

This project ,Integration of data production documented the experience of Statistics Canada in integrating its various surveys and data collection activities. The objective of the project was to produce advocacy materials showing the complexity of breaking the "silo production" approach in a statistical agency. Issues faced by Statistics Canada are not fundamentally different from those faced by statistical agencies in low- or middle-income countries and include dependency on external funding and legacy, cultural, and technical obstacles.

Project status: Closed
Sponsor(s): World Bank Development Grant Facility, Grant No 4001009-06, administered by the PARIS21 Secretariat at OECD
Implemented by: Gordon Priest, IHSN consultant
Type of output: Working paper

IHSN Working Paper No 004. This paper describes how external influences and a corporate strategy lead to partial coordination of surveys and data collection practices at Statistics Canada.