The Conference on Big Data for Small Area Estimation will be held in Naples and online, 20 – 24 September 2021. The main purpose of the meeting will be to assess the current state of development and usage of small area methodology. This meeting in Naples will also give researchers an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art small area estimation techniques from the experts in the field.

GATHER promotes best practices in reporting health estimates. A range of health indicators are used to monitor population health and guide resource allocation throughout the world. But the lack of data for some regions and differing measurement methods present challenges that are often addressed by using statistical modeling techniques to generate coherent estimates based on often disparate sources of data.

The general objective of the project is to develop a framework enabling the production of small area estimates for ESS social surveys.