Data flow framework


We are pleased to invite you to a webinar on 17 March, 14:00 CET, where we will introduce the new ‘Data Flow Analysis Framework - Guidelines for Analysing Data Flows in National Statistical Offices’, by PARIS21 and the OECD, and provide information about the analysis of indicator dissemination processes in National Statistical Offices (NSOs), from both needs and solutions perspectives. The speakers will bring their experiences and insights from the pilot work that laid the groundwork for the creation of the guidelines.

National Statistical Offices (NSOs), particularly in low and mi

ddle-income countries, have experienced significant changes in recent years. In these transformations, Information Technology (IT) has played a critical role in helping NSOs to save time, improve accuracy, and enhance access to their products. Yet, the improvements have not been consistent in all areas of statistical processes. A case in point is the indicator dissemination, which still lags in many NSOs. Although many use data portals for indicator dissemination, such IT platforms have failed to make the desired impact. Often, NSOs data portals do not have the indicators people want and need. 

One key reason for the sub-optimal performance of many data portals used by NSOs is that they host indicators originating from paper-based publications. Hence there is still a gap between processed and published indicators through data portals in many NSOs. The situation provides a strong business case for solutions, which can help NSOs quickly disseminate all indicators produced.

The joint publication, ‘Data Flow Analysis Framework - Guidelines for Analysing Data Flows in National Statistical Offices’, by PARIS21 and the OECD, puts forward to map the ‘as is’ state of the data flows within an NSO and provides recommendations for the ‘to be’ state. The Framework is straightforward and comprehensive, enabling NSOs to map relevant existing processes using a data-centric view and identify recommendations for achieving the desired changes.




  1. Opening
    • Welcome by Rajiv Ranjan, Technical Programme Advisor, PARIS21
    • Setting the scene by François Fonteneau, Deputy Head, PARIS21
  2. Panel discussion ‘Learning from the pilots’ - moderated by Jonathan Challener, Partnerships and Community Manager for the SIS-CC, OECD
    • Panel members:
      • Prof. Samuel K. Annim, Government Statistician, Ghana Statistical Services
      • Hataichanok Puckcharern Chinauparwat, Director of Statistical Forecasting Division, National Statistical Office Thailand
      • Yves Jaques, Information Technology Specialist, UNICEF
      • Abdulla Gozalov, United Nations Statistics Division
  3. General Q&A and closing remarks facilitated by Eric Anvar, Head of Smart Data Practices and Solutions, OECD




Samuel Kobina Annim


Samuel Kobina Annim is the Government Statistician for Ghana and a Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Following the completion of his doctoral studies, Samuel was engaged at the University of Manchester and University of Lancashire in the respective capacities of Research Associate and Post-doctoral Research Fellow. He has approximately 20 years of teaching experience in universities both in Ghana and abroad, and has more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and technical reports. He provides professional advice and oversight responsibility to Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission, Statistical Eco-System and several international bodies.
Eric Anvar


Eric Anvar is Head of Smart Data at OECD, Statistics and Data directorate. His mission is to develop and implement the OECD smart data strategy, that is mainstreaming the usage of new data sources and techniques to support policy analysis, as well as modernising the statistical process at OECD. This agenda is being driven in response to country needs and expectations – including in the context of the .Stat Suite project (SIS-CC) which unites 15 organisations (NSOs, Central Banks, International organisations) in co-innovating and co-producing open source solutions to support the production and dissemination of statistics. Eric Anvar has 20 years’ experience in various IT and data management positions, in government and private sectors.
Francois Fonteneau


François Fonteneau is the Deputy Head of PARIS21. He has over 15 years of international experience working on data production and use with developed and developing countries. He started his career in PARIS21 as the Coordinator of the Accelerated Data Program funded by the World Bank, contributing to the International Household Survey Network on survey microdata management and open data. He holds a Masters Degree in Agriculture Economics from INA-PG, France and a Masters Degree in Econometrics from ENSAE, France.
Hataichanok Puckcharern


Hataichanok Chinauparwat is currently the Director of Statistical Forecasting Division of the National Statistical Office of Thailand (TNSO). Her responsibilities include overseeing the production of indexes and indicators on social and economic aspects, the compilation and integration of statistics from various agencies, including dissemination, and statistical information services. In earlier roles Hataichanok was the Inspector responsible for coordinating the work of Thailand’s Provincial Statistical Offices and the Director of the Statistical System Management Division. She has worked as a statistician for 25 years, specializing in survey design, in particular sampling techniques.
Yves Jacques


Yves Jaques is a data-driven software developer and product manager with experience in domains as diverse as fast fashion, epidemiology, and fisheries. Following several years running a big data team for retail analytics in NYC, he is since mid-2018 at UNICEF delivering on the Helix project, a multi-year catalytic investment by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to deploy open data tools and standards in support of the agency’s global public indicators.
Abdulla Gozalo


Abdulla Gozalov is a statistician at the United Nations Statistics Division. He has designed and developed many statistical information systems, and for the last 10 years has focused on SDMX and capacity development projects with National Statistical Offices. Abdulla is UNSD’s focal point on SDMX, and coordinator of the Working Group on SDMX for SDG indicators.


Rajiv Ranjan leads the Innovation Team at the PARIS21 Secretariat, hosted at the OECD. He has over 20 years of international cooperation experience, ranging from digital transformation to statistical capacity development. Before PARIS21/OECD, Rajiv was working with UNDP. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in technology and a Master’s in management.
Jonathan Challener


Jonathan Challener is the Community Manager for the Statistical Information System Collaboration Community (SIS-CC) within the Smart Data Practices and Solutions Division at the OECD Statistics and Data Directorate. Jonathan has worked in the world of data and statistics for more than 15 years, in the UK, New Zealand, and at an international level with the OECD, combining his experiences from both public and private sectors in data and business process analysis, project delivery, and technology driven changes in support of open data strategies, to build a reference open source community for official statistics through co-investment and co-innovation.