As existing classifications for innovations have proven to be too general or too specific to a different topic it has been necessary to develop a new way of classifying innovations in official statistics. The classification scheme of the innovations inventory incorporates so far three distinct perspectives on innovations in official statistics. Someone who is interested in a certain field of innovations is able to search for that by type. Someone who is interested in which innovations are available in a certain country can search for that by region and producers of official statistics are able to see which innovative solutions exist for a specific statistical production process using the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM) as search framework. While the scope of countries and the GSBPM are predefined, the typology of the innovations, however, is derived from the diversity of included innovations and thus is subject to possible future adaption.
DRC IDR workshop: (From left) Luc Mbong Mbong, PARIS21 consultant; Trevor Fletcher, IDR project coordinator, PARIS21; and Arsène Wawa Sakrini of DRC National Statistical Office.