Demonstrating the flexibility of .Stat Suite – Child Mortality Portal
UNICEF, who monitor the situation of children and women, is in the midst of rolling out easy-to-use, accessible open data platforms for disseminating key indicators and databases that cover the array of issues affecting the world’s children and mothers, like nutrition, education and social protection.
A key first milestone was the launch of the updated childmortality.org in February 2019, built on top of the .Stat Suite components: .Stat Core and .Stat Data Lifecycle Manager, as well as leveraging some of the existing components from the .Stat Suite Technical Component Library to build a specific web application drawing its other content from the WordPress (WP) Content Management system through the WP API in “headless mode”.
The site makes the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation the latest and most reliable data and estimates on child survival around the world that are available via machine-readable SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange) data services, an update that enhances transparency and auditability.
Childmortality.org is now easier than ever to use by any interested party, be it a Member State, journalist or academic, allowing these key data to be understood and leveraged in the interest of children.
UNICEF are iteratively rolling out further enhancements including a generic WordPress plugin that will become part of the .Stat Suite Open Source Technical library for others to reuse.