UNDP equips govt. for a robust data collection system

Dec 13, 2016

To help government agencies shift from labour and time-intensive, paper-based data gathering to a more efficient web based data gathering and storing, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in handed over 55 new tablets to the National Statistics Bureau (NSB).

The handover was done by Ms. Niamh Collier-Smith, the Resident Representative a.i. of UNDP and Mr. Phub Sangay, the officiating Director General of NSB on December 7. While the tablets make the data gathering processes more efficient, in the long run, it is expected to strengthening the National Data Infrastructure System and other future surveys.

With the government conducting many studies and surveys across various sectors, the tablets will also act as a web-based survey tool. This will help reduce data input using paper-based surveys which will produce a more accurate and reliable data within a much shorter time.

The equipment supply is part of UNDP’s assistance to the government under the data ecosystem component which is one of the various United Nations’ supports for the 12th Five Year Plan project.

According to Namgay Wangchuk, the Portfolio Manager of UNDP Bhutan's Inclusive Governance Portfolio said that although the tablets were provided to address specific issues, it also contributes to the governments’ overarching efforts in going paperless.

For more information, contact;

Namgay Wangchuk, Portfolio Manager, Inclusive Governance, UNDP: namgay.wangchuk@undp.org

Pushkar Chhetri, Communications Analyst, UNDP/RCO: pushkar.chhetri@undp.org

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