ESS Workshop on administrative data and social statistics

DevStat is pleased to inform of its collaboration with Eurostat for the the organisation of the ESS Workshop on administrative data and social statistics which will take place in Valencia, Spain, on June 4-5 June 2019.  

The workshop aims at bringing together ESS countries’ experts working with administrative data to share methodological knowledge, experiences, lessons learned and best practices regarding the use of administrative data for social statistics. 

It will be primarily an opportunity to highlight and exchange the results of the ADMIN, which is approaching its end in 2019. The event aims to encourage technical discussion on how the ESS should continue to move towards an improved production system for social statistics using more extensively administrative data.  

We would like to encourage statisticians to contribute papers before April 14 discussing their experience or ideas on the use of administrative data providing experience, achievements, examples, practical applications, lessons learned and plans for future developments that they consider worth sharing with other users of administrative data. 

All interested people are kindly requested to submit the online registration form, which can be found @ https://devstat.com/projects/events/ by 30 April 2019. 

Hope to see you in Valencia!!

Assistance for the organisation of ESTP Courses – Machine learning and Logistic regression

From 25th to 30th March, DevStat organised two training courses in Eurostat premises (Luxembourg). The first one, by José CERVERA-FERRI (DevStat’s CEO) and Prof. Iván ARRIBAS (Univ. of Valencia) on Machine Learning Econometrics, presented methods for alternative econometric estimation using a Machine Learning approach, including linear (Ridge and LASSO methods) and non-linear (Random Forests, Support Vector Machines) methods. The second one, by Prof. ARRIBAS, presented Logistic regression models, widely used in statistical classification problems. These course are implemented within a contract with Eurostat to supply training to statisticians of the European Statistical System, and for staff of the European Commission.

Conceptualising Child Foot print Tool / Index for Business

DevStat in cooperation with Maestral International LLC have been awarded a UNICEF contract for Co-creating a Child Footprint Tool / Index for Business and will collaborate in measuring the adverse impact business have on children (‘respect’), as well as their positive contribution towards children’s well-being and development (‘support’). The scope of this contract is to allow investors to make better-informed decisions and become an instrument for internal company dialogue and interactions on how the company, together with policy-makers, communities and other partners, can help shape a better life for children. The tool or index shall bring visibility on how business impacts on children’s wellbeing, investor decisions and policy discussions.