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Collaboration with private sector data providers

Paper by Poland (lead), Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Eurostat and IMF

This in-depth review examines the factors which facilitate cooperation with private sector data providers, as well as the impediments. It explores success stories shared by national statistical offices and international organizations, as well as lessons learned from their attempts to enter into collaboration which had not resulted in the envisaged outcome. It also provides insights into the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the use of privately held data by official statistics.