e-Frame European Framework for Measuring Progress

WP8 ICT Delivering tools

Starting time:June 2012
Objectives: The work package foresees one major general objective:
1. To identify and recommend best practices to NSIs in the presentation/visualisation of official statistical information on the internet.
Description of work: The action of a coherent and enhanced way of delivering statistical information will constitute this Work Package referring to a richer way of making available statistical information. Actually, the shift toward a multidimensional vision of the progress of our societies imposes the need to develop innovative tools able to spread and communicate the complexity of the approach. Recent developments in the use of web and ICT services may significantly help in this challenge. This WP is thought to collect most of the experiences born in recent years to deliver the large amount of available statistical information to an increasing number of users and stakeholders. Stocktaking in this sector is focused on the one hand on the organization of easily accessible platforms for the collection of multidimensional information, such as OECD.Stats, World Bank open data policy or WikiProgress; on the other hand it is focused on ICT tool for data visualization such as Gapminder's Trenzalyzer, OECD.eXplorer, University of Sheffield's Worldmapper, UNEP geodata, etc. The WP will provide guidelines for NSI's use of these innovative tools to support data delivering and to help in transforming statistics information into knowledge. On these topics ONS will offer its support as required to project conferences and OECD Global Fora 2012/14.

Task 1: Stocktaking and production of guidelines (ONS)
This work will consist of stocktaking of existing experiences and tools, co-ordinated by ONS. It will deliver outputs based on reviews of member practices in the two areas to date, assessment of available ICT tools and documentation of emerging standards for data visualisation from a methodological perspective. One workshop will allow contributing members to present NSI experiences and discuss suitability of available tools (Gapminder, OECD eXplorer etc) as well as potential/opportunities for new ones. ONS would reach out and work across and include other relevant work packages. The process will produce an interim report for consideration by contributing member organisations and will end with the production of a Catalogue of user tools and options for implementation.
    D8.1: Catalogue of user tools and discussion relating to implementation (December 2013)