COVID-19: assessment of the mode effect on official statistics

Monday, 7 December 2020, 11:00 am (Chile Time)

The Intersecretariat Working Group on Household Surveys (ISWGHS) and the Statistics Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) are jointly organizing a webinar on the impact that the survey mode implemented in the context of the pandemic has had on official statistics. 

As many countries have switched the survey mode from face-to-face to telephone due to the pandemic and are now gradually resuming face-to-face interviewing following the opening up of economies, this webinar aims to delve deeper into assessing the impact of data collection mode on official statistics and the current methodologies NSOs are using to distinguish the mode effect from the pandemic effect. The webinar will also discuss how the experiences gained by countries during the pandemic provide an opportunity for household surveys to move towards a “new normal”; and the challenges associated with such transition.


Webinar Programme

11:00 - 11:10 Welcome and introduction (UNSD/ECLAC)

11:10 - 11:30 Assessment of collection-mode effect on official statistics during the COVID-19 pandemic (Statistics Division, ECLAC) (Spanish only)

11:30 - 11:50 Mixed-mode collection in household surveys (INEC - Costa Rica) (Spanish only)

11:50 - 12:10 Comparability and survey redesign (INE - Uruguay) (Spanish only)

12:10 - 12:30 What have learned from COVID-19: opportunities and challenges in moving towards a “new normal” (Intersecretariat Working Group on Household Surveys) 

12:30 - 12:45 Questions and answers

Click here to watch the video of the meeting