The conference "International Country and City Rankings: Methodology, Data, Transparency" was held on September 28 in the framework of the 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress. The conference is organized by Rosstat in cooperation with the Moscow Complex for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations, Moscow Department of Economic Policy and Development and the Moscow Analytical Center.
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The record shows that international rankings affect all spheres of countries, regions and cities’ life. It is an important modern tool for decision-making. However, as more and more ratings appear each year, the results often lack clarity and transparency. In addition to official statistics, alternative data sources and estimates are often used. All these factors complicate the process of data verification and citizens’ perception of rankings.
The conference participants, including representatives of government, business and international organizations, discussed ways to harmonize approaches to the development, creation and analysis of international rankings of cities and countries. One of the central issues of the upcoming conference will be dedicated to ensuring an open dialogue and developing effective mechanisms for interaction with international organizations and ranking agencies.
Among the speakers are Head of Rosstat Pavel Malkov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Polina Kryuchkova, Moscow Vice-Mayor for Economics and Property Relations Vladimir Efimov, Head of Department of Economic Policy and Development of the Сity of Moscow Kirill Purtov, International Statistical Institute President Steve Penneck, International Statistical Institute Director Ada Van Crimpen, Director of OECD Centre for Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity Romina Boarini and others.
The event was held in a hybrid mode, online and in person - in Rosstat (Miasnitskaya St., 39, bldg. 1, Moscow Russia).