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Viewpoint 72: The data-collection challenge


March 17, 2010: A viewpoint titled ‘The data-collection challenge’ by Sania Nishtar has been published in The News International. Full text is accessible at Viewpoints.

Context: A draft bill to make the Federal Bureau of Statistics an independent body is set for presentation in the next parliamentary session. This comment analyzes the legislation in the context of the needed transformation in the working of the institution to strengthen its ability to collect and use data and evidence for policy.