The innovations inventory is open to everybody. There is no focus on specific regions or specific types of innovations. As long as they offer innovative solutions for official statistics, they are included. Innovations so far have been collected via a variety of channels. First, PARIS21 collected innovative approaches during the work on the ‘Informing a Data Revolution’ project. Second, in late 2014 the ‘Global Call for Innovations’ created further input for the inventory. Third, in early 2015, a user platform has been introduced to give innovators a chance to promote their ideas and projects by adding innovations to the inventory themselves. The innovations inventory is growing further every day.
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.