UNECE Task Force on Measuring Hazardous Events and Disasters, which developed the Recommendations, is working under a renewed mandate to support NSOs in contributing to managing the current emergency situation
The Task Force is collecting the practical experience of NSOs in addressing the current and anticipated information demand, and how they deal with major challenges.
During the 68th plenary session of the Conference of European Statisticians (CES) (22-24 June 2020), the chief statisticians of all CES member countries, will discuss:
Impact of COVID-19 crisis on official statistics - jointly with the OECD Committee for Statistics and Statistical Policy (OECD CSSP):
Data stewardship – new roles of NSOs in the changing world (organized by UNECE)
Impact of Covid-19 crises on business continuity of official statistics (organized by OECD)
Sharing experience in implementing the CES Recommendations and Using geospatial data and tools for measuring COVID-19 impact - jointly with UN-GGIM:Europe
The Task Force will publish case studies on how NSOs respond to COVID-19 and develop core indicators on hazardous events and disasters.
In addition to continuing their normal operations under very difficult circumstances, NSOs carry out new or unusual activities that help the government and the public to deal with the crisis. This collection of practices aims to help NSOs learn from each other, prepare for the recovery phase and improve the use of official statistics in disaster risk management in the future.
The following table includes examples of NSOs of Albania, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, State of Palestine, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Challenges related to the regular production of official statistics, e.g. because staff working from home, difficulties to carry out interview-type surveys etc., can be found in other sections of this platform.
Please use the filter tool to select countries or categories that are of interest for you. The information can be downloaded in various formats.
The main sources of information are: (1) a special survey carried out by the UNECE Task Force on Measuring Hazardous Events and Disasters (and follow-up communication with NSOs), (2) the UNSD COVID-19 response website, (3) NSOs' websites (4) information provided directly by NSO and (5) UN-DESA-WB Global COVID-19 survey of National Statistical Offices. For updates and adding of information please contact Michael Nagy.
|#||Country||Category||Title and link||Description||Source||Date added|
|1||Australia||Improving data fitness||ABS exploring new data sources to inform official statistics in response to COVID-19|
The ABS is exploring administrative and transactions data from the public and private sector to inform official social and economic statistics in response to COVID-19.
The ABS is also assessing the feasibility of using energy consumption data, communication and internet usage data to inform official statistics.
New data sources are already generating extremely valuable insights. The ABS is now publishing fortnightly information about Australian jobs and wages utilizing data sourced from the ATO’s Single Touch Payroll system.
|2||Belgium||Dissemination||COVID-19 - STATBEL DATA||Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, collects the results of various statistics. These are frequently requested figures related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Belgium. We regularly publish here new analyses and specific figures on the employment, population and economy.||5||05-Aug-20|
|3||Bulgaria||Dissemination||COVID-19 portal||National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria has launched a new rubric COVID-19. There are presented the statistical data relating to the economic and social consequences of the spread of coronavirus. The information is presented in tables, graphs, cartograms and infographics.||5||06-Aug-20|
|4||Canada||Dissemination||COVID-19 portal||Latest information products that helps to shed light on the key economic trends and social challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis.||2||17-Apr-20|
|5||Canada||Dissemination||Interactive tool: Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19||The dashboard includes 16 indicators from a range of monthly data programs—real gross domestic product, consumer prices, the employment rate, merchandise exports and imports, retail sales, hours worked, manufacturing sales, air and railway transportation, and travel.|
The dashboard will be updated as new data and analysis become available. These will include short explanatory texts that summarize and highlight effects specific to provinces and industries. More indicators may be added to the dashboard to provide additional timely measures and a more comprehensive picture of the rapidly-evolving situation.
|6||Canada||Dissemination||Canada COVID-19 Situational Awareness Dashboard||Dashboard of Covid-19 cases in Canada. Statistics Canada is providing its considerable geo-spatial expertise to respond to pressing information requests for geo-enabled data coming from various federal partners and first responders monitoring and intervening directly in the field during the COVID-19 crisis. This work will facilitate access to geo coding and mapping of relevant socioeconomic information. This work involves working with Natural Resources Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Public Safety Canada, to build dashboards and portals for PHAC to help them disseminate socio-economic and health data, and information from their epidemiologists to other federal departments, and health agencies at the provincial, territorial, and local levels. See also Daily press release: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/200330/dq200330b-eng.htm||2||17-Apr-20|
|7||Canada||Data collection||Crowdsourcing: Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians||The crowd-sourcing online questionnaire collects data on the current economic and social situation, as well as on people’s physical and mental health, to effectively assess the needs of communities and implement suitable support measures during and after the pandemic. In order to implement this survey rapidly, the survey is conducted online only. Respondents are also asked if they would like to volunteer to participate in the Canadian Perspectives Survey Series (CPSS).||2||17-Apr-20|
|8||Canada||Data collection||Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 1: Impacts of COVID-19||Report and infographic of results for the period between 29 March and 3 April. More than 4,600 people in the 10 provinces responded to this survey between March 29 and April 3. The CPSS involves creating a pool of people who agree to complete about six very short online surveys over a period of one year (about one every two months). The CPSS aims at understanding social issues more rapidly, while reducing the cost of collecting data.||2||17-Apr-20|
|9||Canada||Data collection||Web panel survey on the impacts of COVID-19||Statistics Canada launched a web panel survey from 29 March to 3 April 2020 and covered topics on the impacts of COVID19 on Canadians with a reference period that covered 22—28 March 2020. Participants consisted of a web panel of Canadians living in all 10 provinces. The first release from the web panel survey was on April 8 and can be found here. Other iterations of this survey will take place as necessary.||2||17-Apr-20|
|10||Canada||Analytical work||Modelling and surveillance support||Statistics Canada will respond to pressing information requests mostly coming from Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) by providing expertise and consultative services in the area of modeling and microsimulation to support PHAC work in the area of projections. PHAC has already been engaged on this front and are considering options. Numerous projects utilizing Statistics Canada microsimulation capacity and its data science expertise are under consideration.||2||17-Apr-20|
|11||Colombia||Dissemination||Geoportal on vulnerable population and health infrastructure (geovisor con el Índice de vulnerabilidad)||Set up in the context of the pandemic to present in form of an interactive map, to show where the population is, which, due to its demographic characteristics and health condition, may have more complications if catching COVID-19. It also shows the location of health centers.||3||20-Apr-20|
|12||Estonia||Analytical work||Mobility analysis during pandemics||Analysis of mobility patterns change since the travel restrictions were implemented in Estonia||3||06-Aug-20|
|13||Finland||Dissemination||Analysis of economic situation during COVID-19 crisis: Statistics Finland offers data and competence to situation room established by Helsinki GSE (8 April 2020)||The Helsinki Graduate School of Economics GSE has established a situation room focused on analysing the economic situation together with VATT Institute for Economic Research and Statistics Finland. The aim is to provide a view of economic development during the coronavirus crisis with the help of the situation room analyses.||2||17-Apr-20|
|14||Finland||Dissemination||Increasing release schedule and providing new data: 6 April 2020 Corona situation report||Statistics Finland aims to accelerate the release schedule of statistics important from the viewpoint of emergency conditions and to publish information supplementing normal statistics production in the form needed by users.||2||17-Apr-20|
|15||France||Analytical work||COVID-19 health crisis - economic, demographic and societal impacts||During the COVID-19 health crisis, all life aspects were impacted - INSEE presents a compilation of analyses from economic, demographic and societal perspective.||5||06-Aug-20|
|16||Germany||Dissemination||High priority to the production of short-term economic statistics||NSO does not collaborate directly with national agencies or institutions to manage the pandemic. The main activity is providing specific data (economic, social, territorial) and to publish specific statistics and indicators.|
The focus of work is on essential statistics: The Federal Statistical Office of Germany gives high priority to the production of short-term economic statistics, such as GDP, the consumer price index and unemployment rate. We also disseminate our fastest economic indicator: the truck-toll-mileage index (nine days after the reference month). In addition, NSO disseminated experimental data on consumer behaviour encompassing selected products, such as toilet paper, sanitary articles or flour.
|17||Germany||Planned activities||Special page on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and press work (in German)||The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are directly visible in many economic indicators over the following month, possibly years. Besides the economic indicators, other statistics can give further relevant structural information in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic (especially health statistics). For January and February 2020, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are seen, if at all, only with regard to individual countries (e.g. exports to China). However, first disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are expected for March and April 2020.|
To reflect the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in official statistics, the Federal Statistical Office of Germany has initiated the following measures as a first step:
1. Special page on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemicStarting from 6 April 2020, the relevant short-term economic indicators are presented on a special page. Furthermore, these are continuously updated. However, many effects will not be visible until mid-April/Mai at the earliest.
2. Press work on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
From now on, all standard press releases for the first dissemination of statistics are checked on whether effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are visible and in case a paragraph will be added. Special focus is placed on relations with particularly affected countries (e.g. foreign trade, tourism, transport). Many statistics provide structural information that form an important basis for political decisions in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Statistical Office of Germany monitors the media coverage. It will provide contextual information wherever possible in order to objectify discussion.
Please note: The Federal Statistical Office of Germany does not collect realtime data on novel COVID-19 virus infections.
3. Press conference on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
A press conference on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is planned for early/mid-May. Currently, it is being assessed whether a press conference can be organised via livestream.
|18||Germany||Lessons learned||Main lessons learned||1||20-Apr-20|
|19||Germany||Analytical work||Structures of the German labor market in the light of the COVID 19 pandemic||The measures introduced in Germany and worldwide to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have far-reaching effects on economic activity. Because of the " lockdown ", the production of goods is reduced and fewer services can be offered. For employed people, this means that they work less or not at all for an indefinite period, for example as short-time workers. Many people are likely to lose their jobs. In contrast, there are areas, such as healthcare, in which a considerable increase in the workforce can be expected.||5||06-Aug-20|
|20||Ghana||Dissemination||COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard||Dashboard with COVID-19 cases and data on vulnerable population groups, access to sanitation and health facilities||2||17-Apr-20|
|21||Ghana||Data collection||Press release: New data methods are helping the Government of Ghana fight COVID-19||How Ghana Statistical Services (GSS), Vodafone Ghana, and the Flowminder Foundation are using innovative data science techniques to support the government’s response against COVID-19.||2||17-Apr-20|
|22||Ghana||Analytical work||Mobility analysis to support the Government of Ghana in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak using mobile phone data||Initial insights into the effect of mobility restrictions in Ghana using anonymised and aggregated mobile phone data||2||17-Apr-20|
|23||Ireland||Dissemination||Ireland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard, Datasets and other sources of information|
Portal providing open access to up-to-date data on COVID-19 in Ireland, including datasets in linked-open-data format and visualisations, as well as other relevant information resources.
The Office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), has formed the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Action Group (IEMAG), chaired by Prof Philip Nolan of Maynooth University, to monitor and model the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ireland. The IEMAG report directly to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
|24||Ireland||Dissemination||COVID-19 Information Hub|
The information hub reports on the changing state of aspects of Ireland's economy and society since the COVID-19 outbreak.
The statistics have been sourced from a broad range of sources including the Central Statistics Office, the Central Bank of Ireland, other Government Departments and bodies and international sources. The source for all data presented on this information Hub is acknowledged and we thank all data providers for their support.
|25||Italy||Analytical work||ISTAT - COVID-19 pandemics impacts from various perspectives|
Official statistics are fundamental for measuring the evolution of economy and society; their production and dissemination at the service of institutions, policy-makers, families and businesses, therefore, cannot be stopped, but need to be rethought to be ready to provide the country with all necessary answers, and above all to support and monitor the future country’s recovery.
Istat has long invested in dematerialisation and can therefore ensure full operation of its databases and accessible online services.
The extraordinary measures and temporary provisions implemented by Istat are described in this page, along with clarification on the continuation of surveys and service information.
|26||Liechtenstein||Dissemination||Special COVID-19 page||On a special page, the Office for Statistics publishes selected statistical information on the current economic and social situation in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. For this purpose, no additional data were collected, but existing pandemic-specific evaluations or reference is made to existing tables that are of particular interest in connection with the pandemic.||3||06-Aug-20|
|27||Latvia||Dissemination||Socio-economic indicators of the emergency situation||Statistics Latvia presents a compilation of socio-economic indicators to characterize the emergency situation in the country.||5||06-Aug-20|
|28||Lithuania||Dissemination||COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard||A set of interactive maps with virus-relevant information on hospitals, doctors, population by age and sex and region and integrated UN and LT monitoring of the virus information||2||17-Apr-20|
|29||New Zealand||Analytical work||Provisional indications – effects of coronavirus outbreak on New Zealand trade with China||New Zealand’s daily trade from 1 February to 25 March 2020, comparing 2020 values with those from previous years to show the potential impacts of COVID-19 since its outbreak in late 2019.||2||17-Apr-20|
|30||State of Palestine||Analytical work||Press Release of Corona Crises losses||Economic forecasts for 2020 in light of the current outbreak of the Coronavirus||2||17-Apr-20|
|31||State of Palestine||Dissemination||Summary of consultation on effects of the COVID-19 on women in Palestine||A Summary of Statistical Indicators on Women in Palestine during the COVID-19 crisis||2||17-Apr-20|
|32||Sweden||Dissemination||Coronavirus (COVID-19) portal||Dedicated portal with news and statistics on the spread and effects of COVID-19, including (1) News and statistics on how the spread of the corona virus affects society; (2) information to respondents of surveys.||2||17-Apr-20|
|33||United Kingdom||Dissemination||Coronavirus (COVID-19) portal||All COVID-19 related statistics and a blog on the latest work, for example:|
The weekly Faster Indicators included results from the new weekly Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, with questions about the impact of coronavirus on people’s lives. Just over half of adults said the coronavirus was affecting their well-being.
|34||United Kingdom||Dissemination||Counting deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19)||Introduction to the provisional figures published on 31 March, explaining why the different ways of counting used across the government give different answers.||2||17-Apr-20|
|35||United Kingdom||Analytical work||Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup||Latest data and analysis related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on the UK’s economy and society.||2||17-Apr-20|
|36||United Kingdom||Analytical work||Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain Statistical bulletins||New indicators from the ONS Opinions and Lifestyle Survey to understand the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain.||2||17-Apr-20|
|37||United Kingdom||Improving data fitness||Ensuring the best possible information during COVID-19 through safe data collection||Note discussing ONS response to the COVID-19 crisis and its approach to ensure the government has the information it needs to manage the UK’s response to the pandemic.||2||17-Apr-20|
|38||United Kingdom||Improving data fitness||Top tips for quality assuring urgent pieces of ad-hoc statistical analysis||This note provides advice on how to conduct quality assurance of ad-hoc analyses of official statistical data, with a quick turn-around, to answer specific questions in situations when time and resources are limited.||2||17-Apr-20|
|39||United Kingdom||Challenges||Biggest challenges at the moment|
Some key challenges include:
|40||Turkey||Dissemination||Main focus of current NSO work to support managing the pandemic||TurkStat is not involved in managing the pandemic directly, but it meets the data requests of public institutions and universities related to pandemic. Population statistics with very detailed geographic breakdown (detailing quarters or even streets) are provided to public institutions (Ministry of Health, local governments, etc.) without suppression. Requested social data is mostly on elderly and child population which are under curfew except for some special cases because of pandemic. Data are provided on both person and household level for requested geographic level. Moreover, works are ongoing to prepare a report which covers every kind of statistics related to COVID-19.||1||20-Apr-20|
|41||Turkey||Data collection||Questions added to the Labour Force Survey||To determine the possible impacts on the labour market, a few modular questions were added to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as of April 2020. Together with these questions added to the LFS, it is planned to estimate the size of people who are employed but who are on paid or unpaid leave, started working from home, changed working hours, quitted the job due to the epidemic or not looking for a job due to the epidemic.||1||20-Apr-20|
|42||Turkey||Dissemination||Statistical tables to be prepared for publishing at the NSO webpage||Statistical tables on COVID-19 pandemic are planned to be prepared for publishing on TurkStats webpage focusing on statistics that could be beneficial for decision makers, researchers and general public, for example:||1||20-Apr-20|
|43||Mexico||Dissemination||Providing data to Government for crisis management|
INEGI has been working together with the Federal Government and the National General Health Council to provide data required from different government offices and keeping in mind the health of its personnel.
INEGI data has been used to implement contingency plans for the outbreak of the disease:
|44||Mexico||Challenges||Biggest challenges at the moment||Currently, the biggest challenge faced by INEGI is its ability to collect high-quality and comparable statistics useful for monitoring the economic, health and public safety situation in the country. |
Considering that most data collection efforts are based on face-to-face interviews, current public health measures have imposed additional difficulties within the data production cycle. This situation is expected to last even weeks after the critical phase of the pandemic is over, given the fact that institutions will devote human and financial resources to solve unavoidable economic and social problems. It is expected to have a slowdown in public administration that may last for the rest of the year. Consequently, INEGI is seeking alternative methods for data collection: it is necessary to implement protocols that allow information to be collected without the need to risk the health of interviewers and informants.
Yet this shift may cause comparability and precision issues. In other words, whilst disseminating statistics in a moment like this is crucial for decision-making purposes, field and government conditions will most likely have an impact on the quality and comparability of the data provided. For the next stage, one of the main challenges is to generate the conditions to give continuity to the historical series of statistical information. Due to this situation, clarifying notes will have to be included in the results reports regarding the effects of altering information collection periods, and altering the design of probabilistic survey samples. Thus, NSO will need to communicate in the most transparent and comprehensible way possible, the limitations and drawbacks of the data provided.
In particular, in the case of Sociodemographic Statistics, the challenges we face now in order to give continuity to the work of the Directorate are:
|45||Mexico||Challenges||Biggest challenges anticipated for the next phase||1||20-Apr-20|
|46||Mexico||Planned activities||Specific activities planned for the recovery phase||There are activities that have already been developed from this phase and will need to be maintained in the next phase in order to make the transition back to traditional means of information gathering, to ensure that the information currently being collected maintains the necessary quality and reflects the effects of the COVID-19 on population and economy. Normal activities for the generation of statistics will take even longer after the end of the confinement. It will take a while to regain the confidence of the population to establish face-to-face interaction with enumerators so a staggered return to regular activities is calculated. |
INEGI is in touch with government personnel via email, telephone, or other means. Compared to previous data collection cycles, specific Government Censuses will be collected via web-based platforms, allowing multiple users to upload their data simultaneously. An additional action is to analyze and present to the public relevant information regarding the institutional capabilities of federal, state, and municipal governments to cope with the pandemic and its aftermath.
|47||Mexico||Lessons learned||Main lessons learned||For INEGI many lessons have been learned. Mainly, even though protocols have been developed to work remotely in the face of catastrophic events such as earthquakes or fires, they have not been enough, because they do not include the entire chain of information production. Specifically, the protocols developed do not contemplate personnel who are on the streets collecting information.|
In the scientific field, the exploration of alternative methodologies has remained stagnant in the experimental field and there has been no opportunity to implement sampling schemes or alternative collection methodologies. As it has already been mentioned, there are some experiments with small-area-estimation models, gathering information via telephone or online. However, it will take a few years for these schemes to be formally considered in the generation of statistical information.
In this sense, this pandemic has forced the institution to reflect upon the usual strategies to gather information. It has prompted the need to consider innovative strategies to conduct statistical exercises given the vulnerability of the traditional methods. On the other hand, this crisis has made evident the need to gather specific information regarding the institutional capabilities of governments to deal with major crises. It is an opportunity to deliberate on what information is more relevant to guide public policy decisions at the federal, state and municipal levels.
INEGI needs to be prepared and to foresee atypical data collection environments. Every statistical program will need to device alternative action plans along with a strong communication strategy. This situation invites us also to reflect on INEGI’s capabilities for quickly responding to data demands as well as to the type of contents that are most needed for official and public audiences.
We also think that inter-institutional coordination is needed to deal with requests for information in an emergency of this type. In other words, the information has been requested according to the needs of the institutions and what the statistical office itself has considered important to share, but it would be appropriate to establish a protocol for orderly and expeditious attention in these cases.
In summary, we can advise the following actions to be considered from this experience of the pandemic:
|48||Estonia||Analytical work||Press release: people stay in one location 20 hours per day on average (9 April 2020)||Statistics Estonia is carrying out analysis of how well the #stayhome rule is followed using mobile positioning data (in cooperation with the main mobile operators). A related news release from 9 April is here (people stay in one location 20 hours per day on average). There is also a description of methodology.||3||21-Apr-20|
|49||Mexico||Planned activities||Survey on the economic impact generated by COVID-19 in companies||INEGI is preparing a "Survey on the Economic Impact Generated by COVID-19 in Companies". The objective of this survey is to produce qualitative indicators on the health and operational effects on companies of the main economic sectors. The results will be released to the general public in order to contribute to decision-making.||1||24-Apr-20|
|50||Ireland||Dissemination||Internal version of the National Covid-19 Data Hub||The internal version of the National Covid-19 Data Hub contains additional data, some of it sensitive. This internal site is only accessible in a secure manner by authorised individuals.|
Some examples of the data on this internal hub are:
|51||Romania||Data collection||Data collection for ad-hoc researches to measure the impact of the health crisis||INS Romania has carried out ad-hoc researches, in order to measure the impact of the health crisis on the economy: ||4||27-Apr-20|
|52||Australia||Dissemination||COVID-19: Additional products to measure the impact||ABS is providing a range of additional, up-to-date information to enhance understanding of the social and economic impacts of COVID-19, including new information relating to the Australian Labour Market . In order that the ABS can continue to deliver critical economic and social statistics during this time, it has made some changes to some elements of the ABS Forward Work Program.||4||27-Apr-20|
|53||France||Dissemination||COVID-19 website of INSEE (in French)||The French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) published a dedicated COVID-19 website which informs about INSEE's activites in the context of COVID-19. It includes information about impacts on economic activity, number of deaths per day, indicators on living conditions, and displacements.||4||29-Apr-20|
|54||Italy||Dissemination||Website: Istat during the COVID-19 emergency|
A section of this website is dedicated to release of statistical information related to the pandemic, including information about demography, health and the economy. Istat has been contributing to managing the pandemic with the following products:
|55||Italy||Planned activities||Survey on people involved in emergency response||A special commission formed by experts of the Ministry of Health, Civil Protection and Istituto Superiore della Sanità is working with Istat to organize a dedicated survey to study people involved in responding to the pandemic.||1||30-Apr-20|
|56||Italy||Planned activities||Three different special surveys||Three different special surveys will be organised: ||1||30-Apr-20|
|57||Netherlands||Dissemination||Collaboration with national agencies involved in disaster risk management and private data owners||Statistics Netherlands is closely working with our national crisis center and departments to provide them with the information they need. This includes data to evaluate policy scenario’s, but we are also working on fast indicators for the state of the economy, mobility and society in general (including deaths). Statistics Netherlands is also setting up some new collaborations with private data owners for that purpose.||4||4-May-20|
|58||Netherlands||Dissemination||Website Coronavirus crisis: CBS figures||The website provides statistics on COVID-19 impact on public mobility, economy, public health, the social impact and the impact on supply chains||4||4-May-20|
|59||Netherlands||Challenges||Message to users of data and those provide data||Message to users of CBS data and those providing data to CBS: Explaining the challenges faced by the NSO and the need to produce reliable figures during the disaster.||4||4-May-20|
|60||Ireland||Dissemination||Impact of COVID-19 movement restrictions on road transport emissions|
CSO statistical release of 3 June 2020: It combines the impact of Covid-19 movement restrictions while having an environment dimension (reduction in road transport emissions) and includes the impact of temperature on purchases of home heating oil.
Report of Special Survey on Effects of COVID-19 on Economy and Individual – Round 1https://www.dosm.gov.my/v1/index.php?r=column/cone&menu_id=d3pnMXZ4ZHJjUnpnYjNyUnJhek83dz09
This report provides a summary of findings Special Survey ‘Effect of Covid-19 on the Economy and Individual' - Round 1, was conducted online by the Department of Statistics, Malaysia for the period 23rd - 31 March 2020 and 10 - 24 April 2020 respectively.1st round survey consists of 3 modules and 21 questions. A total of 168,182 respondents aged 15 years and above has participated in this survey. The analysis presented are based on respondent’s feedback that includes qualitative personal opinion on economics, employment and spending pattern.
Report of Special Survey on Effects of COVID-19 on Economy and Individual – Round 2
This report provides a summary of findings Special Survey ‘Effect of Covid-19 on the Economy and Individual' - Round 2, was conducted online by the Department of Statistics, Malaysia for the period 10 - 24 April 2020.
This 2nd round survey consists of 4 modules and 36 questions. A total of 41,386 respondents aged 15 years and above has participated in this survey. The analysis presented are based on respondent’s feedback that includes qualitative personal opinion on economics, employment, life style and education
Main Findings of Special Survey ‘Effects of COVID-19 on the Economy and Companies/Business Firms’- Round 1
|This report provides a summary of findings Special Survey ‘Effects of COVID-19 on the Economy and Companies/Business Firms’ - Round 1, was conducted online by the Department of Statistics, Malaysia for the period 10 April - 1 May 2020. A total of 4,094 company/business firms has participated in this survey. The analysis presented are based on companies/business firms feedback that includes qualitative opinion on the effects of COVID-19 on the economics and employment.||4||22-Jul-20|
|Newsletter were issued during the MCO period by various social and economic fields that illustrate the economic and social condition in the nation.||4||22-Jul-20|
The Special Bulletin is the new initiative by DOSM in providing state and sectoral overview due to the impact of pandemic COVID-19 and the Movement Control Order (MCO).
Summary of News Coverage on COVID-19 and Effect on the Economy
|This report provides summary of daily news coverage on COVID-19 issues and connecting between the effects of current economic situation with the Department’s statistics. This information will be used to analyse the impact of COVID-19 in compiling the national statistics.||4||22-Jul-20|
Selected Key Macro Statistics
This Newsletter were issued during the MCO period and as DOSM initiatives to share with publics about important value economic changes in Malaysia with daily updates. This Selected Key Macro Statistics updates the
|68||Malaysia||Dissemination||Blog writing on the COVID19 pandemic outbreak by the State Office and Subject Matter Division (SMD)|
These blogs prepared by Subject Matter Division (SMD) in DOSM as an initiative to inform the public about the status of COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia.
Balance of Payments Statistics Malaysia Blog https://bopstatsmy.wixsite.com/blog
Current Statistics: COVID-19 by States in Malaysia
This github page was developed by DOSM as an initiative to inform the public about the status of COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia.
Current Statistics: COVID-19 by States in Malaysia is based on official data from the Ministry of Health Malaysia and media agencies. All the contents are handpicked, filtered, and curated to the best extent to ensure that sources of information for the public to get real-time updates on the virus’s reach and impact. The statistics are presented using an interactive visualisation or infographic to help the public to grasp the information.
This page displays an interactive maps and visuals that show where the virus has spread, as well as the number of cases per state which reported by the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC).
Virtual Press Conference through FB Live & Skype
Covid19 has created a new norm that all NSOs will normalize. The new norm for DOSM is to hold Virtual Press Conference (PC) via Facebook (FB) Live and Skype. Virtual PC will announce the Statistics Publication (Release Data & Release Series) based on the Advanced Release Calendar (ARC) 2020.
The Virtual PC will be held at 12:00 noon at the current release date and the announcement will be made by the Chief Statistician. Usually, when a publication is released, there will be a posting made via Social Media (FB, Instagram, Twitter). But now, DOSM is taking the next step in disseminating the publication via FB Live & Skype that will bring more effective awareness to the public.
|71||Montenegro||Planned activities||MONSTAT RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC|
Taking into account the current situation caused by COVID-19 pandemics, MONSTAT outlined the priority development aims for 2020-2021:
At the same time, the key challenges, activities and key indicators were ourlined for each aim.
|72||Montenegro||Planned activities||MONSTAT information portal on COVID-19|
Emerging situation due to pandemics, affected directly the activities of the Statistical Office.
MONSTAT has opened the domain of COVID-19 in order to more effectively inform the public about changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, which have an impact on production of official statistics.
In this regard, we highlight:
Response to the COVID-19 pandemic that emerged in order to overcome key challenges, before all, due to the impossibility to collect data directly from households through a direct interview method;
|73||New Zealand||Dissemination/Planned activities||COVID-19 information portal|
COVID-19 portal presents:
|74||Norway||Dissemination||COVID-19 portal||The portal provides sets of statistics that are relevant to understanding how the coronavirus and the measures against it affect Norwegian society.||5||07-Aug-20|
|73||New Zealand||Dissemination||COVID-19 data portal||Statistics New Zealand developed and maintains a data portal that |
reports on the changing state of aspects of New Zealand’s economy since the COVID-19 outbreak. Some international data has been included for comparison.
The data has been sourced from Stats NZ; other government organisations, including the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, The Treasury, Ministry of Social Development, banks, and international sources.
Quality considerations are mentioned.
|74||New Zealand||Planned activities||Stats NZ Release calendar and COVID -19 effects statistics||Statistics New Zealand presents the statistics on the effects of COVID-19, as well as updates on confirmed and delayed releases.||3||10-Aug-20|
|75||Poland||Dissemination||Statistics related to COVID||Statistics and specific surveys organised by Statistics Poland are compiled to showcase the impact coronavirus pandemic on different life aspects in Poland||5||10-Aug-20|
The dashboard presents the situation of the pandemic, based on the information availability - daily update for the country level and weekly update of the pandemic situation at the municipality and NUTS II level.
|77||Portugal||Dissemination||COVID-19 platform||Latest official statistical data in Portugal are published to monitor the social and economic impact of the Pandemic.||5||10-Aug-20|
|78||Romania||Analytical work||COVID-19 economic impact||At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Institute of Statistics conducted several ad-hoc statistical surveys, Trends in the evolution of economic activity during March-April 2020, the Impact of SARS-COV2 on the volume of exports and imports of goods and the Impact Assessment COVID - 19 on economic environment in March and April 2020, to quantify the impact of the health crisis on economic activity and the volume of foreign trade, the results of which were of real interest to policy makers, the media and users in general. The implications of the pandemic on economic activity and the natural movement of the population underlie new national and European statistical data requirements on the impact of preventive measures on sectors of national economies. The National Institute of Statistics compiles flash estimates to measure the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and society, complemented by a collection of innovative practices that European Union countries have implemented to address key challenges, including the use of new data sources.||3||10-Aug-20|
|79||Switzerland||Experimental statistics||SwissCovid App Monitoring||The purpose of the SwissCovid app is to stop COVID-19 from spreading further and to identify any possible second wave in good time in order to tackle it more effectively. The app complements the cantons’ conventional contact tracing of transmission chains.|
Pursuant to Article 12 of the Ordinance on the Proximity Tracing System for Coronavirus SARS-COV-2 (OPTS), the Federal Office of Public Health provides the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) with statistical data periodically and in fully anonymised form. The FSO publishes the number of active SwissCovid apps, the number of downloaded SwissCovid apps and the number of entered covid codes and updates these data on working days.
The release of the app on 25th June 2020 allows for data to be analysed based on the infrastructure of the app-based proximity tracing. For this purpose, the FSO has published the number of active SwissCovid apps on a daily basis since 26th June 2020. This figure provides information on how the SwissCovid app is used by the population on a daily basis. From 23rd July 2020 onwards, the number of active SwissCovid apps is calculated using a new procedure.
|80||Switzerland||Dissemination||COVID-19 specific page||Statistical information on the current economic and social situation - official statistics constitute an essential basis for evidence-based decision making. The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) therefore publishes a special web page containing basic statistics. In order to deliver reliable results in this context, it is also continuing to collect information.||5||10-Aug-20|
|81||United States of America||Improving data fitness||Measuring Household Experiences during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic|
The U.S. Census Bureau, in collaboration with five federal agencies, started producing data on the social and economic effects of COVID-19 on American households.
The Household Pulse Survey was designed to deploy quickly and efficiently, collecting data to measure household experiences during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Data were disseminated in near real-time to inform federal and state response and recovery planning.
The questionnaire is a result of collaboration between the U.S. Census Bureau and the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The collected data enabled the Census Bureau to produce statistics at a state level and for the 15 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The survey also was designed to be longitudinal: data provide insights with regard to how household experiences changed during the pandemic.
Data collection for the Household Pulse Survey began on April 23, 2020 and lasted 90 days. Data were released on a weekly basis.
|82||United States of America||Planned activities||BLS COVID-19 questions and answers||The page presents an aggregated information on the coronavirus impact on Bureau of Labour Statistics activity and programs. as well as on the indicators produced.||5||10-Aug-20|
|83||Australia||Analytical work||Measuring the impacts of COVID-19|
Australian Bureau of Statistics releases a range of new statistics to help understand the impacts of COVID-19.
|84||Romania||Analytical work||Trends in the evolution of the economic activity in the period March - April 2020||In order to measure the impact of SARS-Cov.2, the National Institute of Statistics carried out an ad-hoc survey that was conducted between the 17th and 19th of March 2020 on the estimation of the evolution of activity and of the number of employees for the periods 17/19 - 31 March and 1 - 30 April 2020.|
The managers of the companies were asked about the perception on the evolution of the economic activity, respectively if they consider that the activity will be reduced by up to 25%, between 25-50%, over 50% or it will be closed, but also if the activity will not be reduced or it might even grow. Due to the uncertainty of the SARS-Cov.2 evolution, managers had the posibility to chose the answer "I can't estimate".
|85||Croatia||Dissemination||Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on socioeconomic indicators||3||13-Aug-20|
|86||Albania||Dissemination||COVID-19 impact on selected indicators||COVID-19 impact on selected indicators presented as pdf. files and tables||3||13-Aug-20|
|89||Republic of Moldova||Dissemination||Infographics with relevant statistical data COVID-19||3||13-Aug-20|
|90||Republic of Korea||Planned activities||KOSTAT response system to COVID-19 crisis|
Contingency Plan related to the COVID-19 crisis was developed to support KOSTAT activity during the crisis. The Plan provides guidelines aggregated according the following areas: