The High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Official Statistics sponsored a series of international collaboration projects to better understand how to harness the power of "Big Data" and other new data sources, to support the production of official statistics. This work supports the concept of a "Data Revolution for Sustainable Development" and the development and monitoring of new sustainable development goals.
These projects were open to all national and international statistical organisations that wanted to contribute. They were complementary to other initiatives, including those of the European Statistical System and the United Nations Statistical Division. They also aimed to be as relevant as possible to the specific needs and concerns of each contributing organisation.