Conference “International country and city rankings: methodology, data, transparency”

The conference "International country and city rankings: methodology, data, transparency" will be held on September 28, 2021. The conference is organized by the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in cooperation with the Moscow Complex for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations, Moscow Department of Economic Policy and Development and the Moscow Analytical Center. The event will be held in a in hybrid mode, online and live - in Moscow (39, Miasnitskaya St., bldg. 1).

International rankings affect all spheres of countries, regions and cities’ life. It is an important modern tool for decision making. However, the results of rankings are not always clear and transparent - in addition to official statistics, alternative data sources, estimates, various methodological approaches are often used. All these factors complicate the process of data verification and citizens’ perception of rankings.

Therefore, the central issue of the upcoming conference will be dedicated to ensuring an open dialogue and developing effective mechanisms for interaction with international organizations and ranking agencies.