"Social and demographic statistics meet big data"
The use of modern technologies, such as mobile phones or social media generate data about people’s movements, activities and opinions. When analyzed in a privacy-preserving manner, these data could translate into valuable insights and statistics to inform public policy. National statistical offices in Asia-Pacific region have been exploring ways of generating social and demographic statistics from big data sources, with most pilots focusing on human mobility and migration statistics.
This session will showcase several country examples in Asia-Pacific region of compiling social and demographic statistics using big data, in particular the mobile phone data. The discussions will focus on data access and privacy, big data integration, and scaling up big data pilots.
- Edi Setiawan, Head of Population & Labor Mobility, Statistics Division, BPS-Statistics Indonesia
- Rajius Idzalika, Data Scientist, Pulse Lab Jakarta
- Linus Bengtsson, Executive Director, Flowminder Foundation
- Tanja B. Sejersen, Statistician, Statistics Division, ESCAP