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Why is mangement data important in a place that does not always have power or internet
South Africa Social Security Agency(SASSA)
The case of Sassa shows what happens to people when the government has amongst other issues a lack of data management. Officials at Sassa saw the payment of the grants as a technical problem. So they failed to realize that cash paymasters had in the organization and structure of the databases embedded critical information. Here courts also made some very interesting rulings. One that the embedded organization of a database is an intellectual property.The other that people data does belong to themselves but that not the same as owning the database.
Its not as easy as it looks to count poeple . Look at the debate
Adcorp's Employment Index (AEI)
This is highly controversial source. Finding out why will help you understand more about just how complex financial and labor statistics can be .
DataFirst :Criticisms of the Adcorp Employment Index
Data First is a very useful source in its own right but with its focus on data quality, they have done an extensive analysis of the statsa vrs adcorp conflict. Look at the QLFS surveys and the other measures of financial activity.
Science and Nonsense: Further criticisms of Adcorp
This paper we deal with some of the criticisms leveled at us and DataFirst. We also produce some new and more detailed critiques of the Adcorp methods (as we understand them).
Criticisms of the Adcorp Employment Index
In this paper, we set out several criticisms of the methodology used in the Adcorp Employment Index and respond to some of the criticisms Adcorp has made about the Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) employment estimates.
Quarterly Labour Force Survey, 3rd Quarter 2011
However, They were in sense both arguing about the same data. The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) is a household-based sample survey conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). It collects data on the labor market activities of individuals aged 15 years or older who live in South Africa. Starting in 2005, Stats SA undertook a major revision of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) which was conducted twice per year since 2000. This revision resulted in changes to the survey methodology, the survey questionnaire, the frequency of data collection and data releases, and the survey data capture and processing systems. The redesigned labor market survey is the QLFS which is now the principal vehicle for disseminating labor market information on a quarterly basis.
The Wide and Wondrous World of data