Access to anonymised administrative data for the purposes of research and policy analysis



Where are we 10 years after the adoption of the Hungarian Act 101 of 2007? A workshop for the Visegrad countries and beyond on September 21-22, 2017
Post-socialist EU Member States share a strong tradition of extensive data collection by the state, but administrative data are not systematically used to support evidence based policy making. In most cases this is mainly due to the relatively low efficiency of governance (implying that governments do not generate much demand for evaluations) and in some  cases also to overly strict legislation on personal data protection. Access to microdata may be further constrained by lack of trust between academic and government organisations as well as within the government. In Hungary, access to administrative data has improved substantially since the adoption of Act 101 in 2007.
The workshop will bring together researchers and policy analysts to assess the state of play of access to administrative data in the Visegrad countries and to discuss what can be learned from the Hungarian example and other, more recent initiatives. The outcomes of the discussions will be disseminated towards policy makers and other stakeholders via a policy brief and local stakeholder meetings.
The program of the workshop is available here.
The workshop is supported by a grant from the Visegrad fund and organised by the Hungarian Society of Economists (MKE) in cooperation with the Budapest Institute, CELSI, CERGE-EI and IBS.

Benczúr Hotel, Budapest

Press release: Using admin data to improve policy making in the CEE
Press release: Using admin data to improve policy making in the CEE (in Hungarian)