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Measuring the Statistical Capacity of Nations

Grant J. Cameron (), Hai-Anh Dang (), Mustafa Dinc (), James Foster () and Michael Lokshin ()
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Grant J. Cameron: World Bank
Mustafa Dinc: World Bank
James Foster: George Washington University

No 13895, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: The international development community has used the World Bank's Statistical Capacity Index since its inception in 2004. The Sustainable Development Goals create new challenges for national statistical systems to produce high-quality and internationally comparable data. This paper reviews measurement methodologies, posits desired attributes, and presents theoretical and empirical frameworks to propose a new, improved index to monitor progress in the statistical capacity of nations. The paper illustrates the properties of the proposed index with global data from 2016.

Keywords: statistical capacity; statistical indicators; statistical index; national statistical system; data; measurement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C8 H00 I00 O1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 65 pages
Date: 2020-11
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Published - published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2021, 83 (4), 870-896.

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