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Challenges and perspectives of the production and dissemination of economic statistics under the situation of COVID-19

26 August 2020|Event

This is a side-event of Nineteenth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas of ECLAC. Organized by DANE of Colombia.

This event aims to discuss the challenges associated with the production and dissemination of official and experimental economic statistics under the conjuncture of COVID-19, as well as the main adaptation mechanisms developed by the National Statistics Institutes of the region.

The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE in Spanish) seeks to present two particular developments:

  1. The integration of administrative records from the Integrated Contribution Settlement Worksheet with data from the Large Integrated Survey of households in order to estimate the condition formal / informal employment;
  2. Early estimation model based on administrative data on electrical energy consumption to measure the behavior and evolution of the manufacturing sector in the country.


- Arturo Blancas Espejo, General Director of Economic Statistics of the INEGI
- Juan Daniel Oviedo Arango, General Director of DANE
- Martha Tovar, ECLAC

၀ 12:45 - 12:50

Welcome and presentation of the event
- Martha Tovar, ECLAC

၀ 12:50 - 13:05      

DANE presentation
- Juan Daniel Oviedo, DANE Director

၀ 13:05 - 13:20

INEGI presentation
- Arturo Blancas, INEGI

၀ 13:20 - 13:30

Panel discussion and questions from attendees:
Question for all panelists:   ¿What are the main measurement challenges in terms of economic statistics that your offices face in the context of the emergency associated with Covid-19??

၀ 13:30

Closing of the event