This document was prepared by the Working Group on Administrative Records Related to Children of the Statistical Conference of the Americas, 2022-2023 biennium, whose coordination was carried out by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) of Chile and the National Institute of Statistics (INE) of Uruguay, and had the UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office and the Statistics Division of ECLAC as technical secretariats. Its objective is to contribute to the improvement of quality and the use of administrative data to inform the design of public policies for children and adolescents and to monitor the SDG agenda.
The document presents the results of a diagnosis of the capabilities of the region's NSOs to integrate administrative data related to children. Four areas were evaluated: a i) data demand or the extent to which NSOs have identified data needs and sources to link administrative data; ii) the legal and administrative structures that frame the possibilities of integrating administrative records; iii) the willingness of the statistical institution to receive the data, prepare it for linking and share it securely; and iv) the use of information technologies.
Based on the results obtained, a typology of four maturity states of the offices was created: i) those that are just in the consideration or evaluation stage of information integration, ii) those that are starting the process, iii) offices that are enabling the system, and iv) those that have already implemented an integrated system. Along with that, recommendations are proposed that include actions supported by a proposal to mitigate the associated risks, progress indicators and other related considerations.
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