Reviewing the Data Dissemination Practices of Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics
de Mel, Nishan
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In 2014, a data dissemination policy was introduced by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) in Sri Lanka. The DCS is the primary agency responsible for the collection, compilation and dissemination of official statistics. In this context, this policy note evaluates this policy and finds that there is a significant mismatch between the policy and what is practiced. Additionally, Sri Lanka falls behind most of its South Asian peers, such as India, where data dissemination policies are more progressive, inclusive and successfully operationalised.
This document has 9 pages. Other outputs related to this assignment include insights, infographics and a video series. This was published on the Verité website. Find the policy note here: https://www.veriteresearch.org/publication/reviewing-data-dissemination-practices-of-sri-lanka/
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