8th SDMX Expert Group Meeting

The 2016 SDMX Expert Group Meeting on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange took place in Aguascalientes, Mexico, on 17-20 October 2016 and was hosted by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI).

The 4 days covered a 2-day capacity building training session followed by a 2-day meeting.

The meeting focused on a number of areas, including:
  • exchange of statistical data and metadata actually taking place or being implemented between organisations;
  • presenting the new SDMX standards and future enhancements;
  • software developments and tools which take advantage of SDMX standards;
  • the role of SDMX in standards-based modernisation of official statistics and related work being carried out by the High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Statistical Production and Services (HLG-MOS);
  • achieving the SDMX 2020 Roadmap.
The capacity building training session covered how to implement an SDMX architecture for reporting and dissemination for statisticians and IT staff. The course had a hands-on approach based on case studies related to the National Accounts and other data domains.

Registration, agenda and other documents for the meeting.