On December 13, the UNODC-INEGI Center of Excellence (CoE) held a workshop on data quality for the Project for the Strengthening of the Federal Justice for Human Rights (FORTAJUS-DH) of the German Agency for Sustainable Development in Mexico (GIZ), in order to enhance the competencies of the participants in the production, improvement and use of data. The workshop brought together staff from GIZ and the Federal Judiciary Council (CJF), who are in charge of measuring and systematizing the CJF’s compliance with international human rights standards and recommendations.
The workshop addressed key issues to reinforce their knowledge of statistical systems and administrative records. Some of the key topics were process mapping, data quality, information analysis and statistics generation. Attendees were also able to discuss the stages in the data value chain, as well as identify strengths and areas of opportunity in the data management of their organization’s projects.
The CoE reiterated its willingness to continue strengthening components of these types of projects in order to ensure that impartial, relevant and accurate crime and criminal justice statistics are generated for evidence-based decision making.