Metadata and data curation training for revenue authorities

22-25 March 2022, online

Metadata and data curation training for revenue authorities

An online microdata and metadata management course is provided to 10 participants, representing researchers and tax experts at the revenue authorities in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, and to three UNU-WIDER researchers.

In the training participants learn how to create standardised machine-readable metadata records for the institution’s data. The training deals with concepts such as key field descriptions, file and dataset versioning, citation standards, and the application of data quality feedback from users as a component of metadata management. The training uses open source standards-compliant metadata software which is freely available to data-holding institutions in resource-constrained environments.

The online training is part of UNU-WIDER's Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project. The project is part of UNU-WIDER's programme on Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM). The DRM programme is financed by the Norwegian development co-operation agency Norad.