Webinar on ‘Remote Data Collection Methods to Overcome the Challenges Faced by the NSOs During the COVID-19 Pandemic’
Date: 06 July 2021
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye

Within the framework of its Webinar Series on Statistical Experience Sharing, SESRIC organised a webinar on ‘Remote Data Collection Methods to Overcome the Challenges Faced by the NSOs During the COVID-19 Pandemic’ in collaboration with National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of Indonesia, Malaysia, Palestine, Senegal, and Turkey on 6 July 2021 with the participation of 57 attendees from the NSOs of 17 OIC countries.

Organised based on the feedback received during the Follow-Up Meeting of the OIC-StatCom organised virtually on 25 February 2021 as a side event of the 52nd Session of UN Statistical Commission, the webinar had the objective to share experiences of the NSOs of OIC member countries in using remote data collection methods.

The webinar covered the experiences of the participating OIC countries concerning Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI), Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (CASI), Computer Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI), Short Message Services (SMS)/texts, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), online surveys, and app-based interviews, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar was conducted through a video conferencing platform by following synchronous learning and instruction approaches designed in line with the virtual training solutions undertaken by SESRIC in order to better serve the Centre’s training activities and keep participants motivated and engaged during this time of global crisis due to COVID-19.


  • Concept Note (English)
  • Population Census during Pandemic: Experience from Indonesia, BPS-Statistics Indonesia (English)
  • Malaysia’s Experiences in Collecting Data during COVID-19 Pandemic, Department of Statistics Malaysia (English)
  • Palestine’s Experiences in Developing and Using Remote Data Collection Methods During COVID-19 Pandemic, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (English)
  • Senegal’s Experience in Collecting Data during COVID-19 Pandemic, National Agency for Statistics and Demography of Senegal (English)
  • Data Collection in TurkStat during COVID-19 Pandemic, Turkish Statistical Institute (English)