Summary of Success stories, good practices and initiatives


Success stories and good practices identified to inform the Handbook


Use of CAPI in Income and Expenditures Survey and Labour Force Survey (Open Source, ODK, customized by NSO

Afghanistan) – synchronization of data from 24-48 hours, to 10—20 minutes after troubleshooting.

Use of imagery in the development of sample and census frames. Due to security concerns the conventional household

listing is not possible.

Monitoring system for quality assurance of the fieldworkers.


Increase in use of smart phones and tablets. The CAPI Effect: Boosting Survey Data through Mobile Technology.


Link to report showing frequency of natural disasters in Asia. (


Disaster backup measures: alternative back-up for data reservation outside NSO.


Use of CAPI (CSPro for Android) in Labour Force Survey with assistance from ILO.

Use of international guidelines methodologies and classifications; involvement of interns from other government ministries and

academic institutions.


Establishment of statistical literacy training courses for key users.

Use of CSPro for data entry and CAPI for Labour Force Survey.

Annual high-level dialogue between the NSO and the development partners of the government.


Use of mobile phones for data collection.

National statistics day activities:


Implementation of a user satisfaction survey.

Creation of a Statistical Business Register, integrating data from many ministries/institutions for ‘One Data’ single data source.

Disaster backup measures: risk management coordinated with National Disaster Agency. Statistical data and geo-spatial data are

integrated. and a back-up copy of the data is preserved (in BPS and Disaster Agency).


Use of scanning technology for population and housing censuses. Use of CAPI for agricultural censuses.

New Statistical Law and strategy for the development of the NSS.

Implementation of a user satisfaction survey.

Establishment of a monitoring system for quality assurance of the fieldworkers.


Award given to the best field operation every year – at field and supervisory levels

Big Data for producing official statistics

Disaster backup measures: alternative back-up measures for data reservation outside NSO

Statistical Committees in ministries that review data for gaps


Transformation and modernisation of the Malaysian statistical system – Data portal, statistical data warehouse, use of e-surveys

and mobile applications, Big Data analytics.


Use of CAPI (Survey Solutions) for data collection.


Data workshops to improve statistical literacy.


Data dissemination via social media. Use of Infographics.


User training and statistical literacy.


Experience of Nepal: one-pager on role of NSO after an earthquake. Link with confidentiality waiver principle.

Sri Lanka

Establishment of a monitoring system for quality assurance of fieldworkers.

Disaster backup measures: A copy of data is back-up in a separate server of Telecom Office.

For SDGs: consultancies on SDG indicators have been set up for special surveys on Time use (ILO), Women’s well-being

(The WB & ILO) and the improvement of macro-economic statistics (ADB & IMF).


Sub-committee on Statistical Standards established as a mechanism for statistical standards cooperation between the NSO and

line ministries to ensure that common standards are used in the production of statistics across the country.

Disaster backup measures: A copy of data is backed-up on a separate server at Telecom Office.


Use of Block Chain in data confidentiality.

Reference to ISO/IEC 27001 Information security management. The ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards helps organizations keep

confidential information secure.

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