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2021 - JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards

The JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards brings together over 100 academics, policy makers, data and policy analysts with a common interest in multidimensional indicator frameworks to inform policy making. 

About

The JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards is an annual event during which local and international policy makers, academics, think tanks, and practitioners in a wide range of fields learn from best practices and showcase their capacity to inform policies through the use of indicator systems that summarise multidimensional concepts.

This year the JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards convened online for the first time. Over the course of four half-days, participants learned about quality-controlled methods for developing and analysing indicator frameworks and the efforts that are needed in terms of data collection, analysis and visualisation of indices and scoreboards. The training offered lessons learnt from the JRC assessments of more than 100 well-known composite indicators and scoreboards. 

The Community of Practice meeting focused on sharing knowledge and experiences on data storytelling. We held a behind-the-scenes talk with practitioners from some of the world’s most known indexes as well as award winning data journalists. 

 

Agenda

 

 

 

 

JRC Week 2021 - Agenda

 

Meet the team

Michaela Saisana - European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Michaela Saisana

European Commission, Joint Research Centre
TED Talk

Marcos Domínguez-Torreiro - European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Marcos Domínguez-Torreiro

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Ana Rita Neves

Ana Rita Neves

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

carlos moura

Carlos Moura

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Eleni Papadimitriou

Eleni Papadimitriou

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Elizabeth Casabianca

Elizabeth Casabianca

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Francesco panella

Francesco Panella

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Giulio Caperna

Giulio Caperna

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

 Matija Kovacic

 

Matija Kovacic

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Pablo de Pedraza

Pablo de Pedraza

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Valentina Montalto

Valentina Montalto

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

 Valentina Alberti

Valentina Alberti

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

William Becker

William Becker

European Commission, Joint Research Centre external expert

 

Invited speakers

Albert Motivans

Albert Motivans

Equal Measures 2030

Divyanshi Wadhwa

Divyanshi Wadhwa

World Bank

John Burn-Murdoch

John Burn-Murdoch

Financial Times

Marie Segger

Marie Segger

The Economist

Michael Green
(© Michael Green)

Michael Green

Social Progress Index
TED Talk

Pamela Duncan

Pamela Duncan

The Guardian

Saamah Abdallah

Saamah Abdallah

Happy Planet index

Simon Anholt

Simon Anholt

Good Country Index
TED Talk

 

Downloads

Training Day 1

Opening and Introduction, Michaela Saisana

Statistics Refresher I, Elizabeth Casabianca

Step 1. Conceptual Framework, Ana Rita Neves

Step 2. Selection of Indicators, Francesco Panella

Step 3. Data Treatment, Marcos Dominguez-Torreiro

Step 4. Normalisation, Giulio Caperna & Pablo de Pedraza

 

Training Day 2

Statistics Refresher II, William Becker

Step 5. Weighting, Matija Kovacic

Step 6. Aggregation, Giulio Caperna

Step 7. Statistical Coherence, Eleni Papadimitriou

Toolshop: The COIN Excel Tool, Giulio Caperna

 

Training Day 3

Step 8. Quality control & Robustness, William Becker

Step 9. Data sensemaking, Valentina Montalto

Step 10. Visualisation, Carlos Moura

Step 10. Communication, Valentina Alberti

Toolshop: the COINr package, William Becker

 

Community of Practice

Community of Practice Highlights: From data to stories

Opening, Michaela Saisana

Happy Planet Index, Saamah Abdallah

SDG Gender Index, Albert Motivans

SDG Atlas 2020, Divyanshi Wadhwa, World Bank

Telling stories with data, Marie Segger, The Economist

Building engaging stories with data, Pamela Duncan, The Guardian

 

Download all presentations

 

Videos

30 November | Training
1 December | Training
2 December | Training
3 December | Community of Practice

 

More editions

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2019 - JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards

2018 - JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards

2017 - JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards

2016 - JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards

2015 - JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards