Ronald Jansen is Assistant Director of the United Nations Statistics Division in New York. He is responsible for the Division’s work on data innovation and on capacity development strategies. This includes leading the intergovernmental processes for innovation of official statistics and implementing the capacity development pillar of the Cape Town Global Action Plan in support of the monitoring of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
He is specifically supporting the work of the UN Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics, the Regional Hubs for Big Data in Brazil, China, Rwanda and UAE and the UN Global Platform, which is a collaborative environment for the global statistical community to jointly execute data innovation projects and share data, services, methods and expertise.
His educational background is in Statistics and Psychology; obtained a PhD in mathematical modelling of human information processing in May 1990; then joined the UN Statistics Division in June 1990 in New York.