Ahmed Al Mufarji of the National Centre for Statistics & Information of the Sultanate of Oman (NCSI Oman) presented on Oman's Experience in Utilizing Mobile Positioning Data for Official Statistics for the Global Network Webinar series on Tuesday, 20 April, 08:00-09:00 NY time.
The NCSI Oman has accomplished a major achievement by using mobile positioning data for official statistics and making it one of the important data sources for the measurement of tourism, population, and commuting in the Sultanate of Oman. The use of mobile positioning data allows to reduce the volume of field surveys, reduce frequent visits to families and companies to conduct field surveys, and increase the speed of response to the requirements of development plans. In addition, it can be used to cover new statistical areas that development plans may require. This achievement of using Big Data is a paradigm shift in the production processes of high-quality official indicators. The integrated production system at the national level supports the decision-making process in Oman with social, economic, environmental, and cultural indicators and with indicators measuring the development performance.