This course aims to raise awareness of what Mobile Phone Data is and to showcase how it can be applied at a National Statistical Organisation (NSO). Information will be shared on how to obtain Mobile Phone Data, plus the opportunities and challenges it presents for incorporating its use at the NSO.
Mobile phone data is one of the Big Data sources which is used more and more in national statistical systems for different applications. This series of e-learning courses has been developed by the Task Team on Mobile Phone Data of the UN Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics. It showcases how mobile phone data can be used at a National Statistical Organisation (NSO). The courses demonstrate how to obtain Mobile Phone data and discuss applications, opportunities and challenges of its use at the NSO.