PARIS21 Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century - Contribution 2020-2022

The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) is a global partnership of national, regional and international statisticians, development professionals and policy makers seeking to improve evidence-based decision making mainly in low-income developing countries. The main accent of PARIS21’s activities is to stimulate the dialogue between data producers and users and act as a knowledge hub in the field of statistical capacity building.

Tema Período Presupuesto

Política del sector público
Participación democrática y sociedad civil
Medios y libertad de información
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022
CHF  3’200’000
Contexto Reliable statistics are at the core of the international community’s efforts to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Technological innovations have unlocked unprecedented new opportunities in data production, dissemination and analysis, leading to increased demand for data and rising expectations at all levels of society. But the “data revolution” also brings up new risks such as the question of the quality of the information. The challenge is not just producing more and better data to respond to an ever growing demand, but also supporting its effective use to lead to better policies and ultimately better lives. PARIS21 with its expertise in statistical capacity building can help countries to face these challenges and take advantage of new opportunities.

PARIS21's vision is to improve the well-being of all citizens by strengthening national statistical systems and promoting responsible data production and use.

The overall goal is to strengthen statistics and promote the use of robust statistical information by policy makers and citizens with a primary focus on countries with low levels of statistical development.

Grupos destinarios The main target group of the PARIS21 program are official statisticians, policy-makers, academia, civil society organisations, private sector and other data producers and users in developing countries.
Efectos a medio plazo

·       The coordinated action of National Statistical Systems (NSS), led by National Statistical Offices (NSO) in collaboration with various stakeholders, is improved through the establishment of National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS), the revision of statistical acts, and purposeful advocacy to improve data user engagement and capacity.

·       Countries are more efficient in the planning, production and dissemination of SDG indicators through the use of relevant tools such as the Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT).

·       In its quality of knowledge hub, PARIS21 has enhanced the share of information on new and emerging developments in statistical capacity development through the release of discussion papers and guides, the brokering of partnerships at country level including designing the implementation modalities of such partnerships, and the piloting of new approaches specifically in regard to new data sources.


Resultados previstos:  

·       Guidelines and best practices for National Statistical Systems (NSS);

·       Advocacy toolkit for countries;

·     Facilitation of NSDS design and implementation with training sessions at country and regional levels; dissemination of NSDS Guidelines

·       Consolidation of the Statistical Capacity Development Outlook, PARIS21’s knowledge base for stakeholders.

·       Development of ADAPT, including new module on costing of statistical activities.

·       Development of PARIS21 Academy, PARIS21’s e-learning platform.

·       Specific support is foreseen for capacity building activities and advocacy and knowledge management events in the small island developing states (SIDS) of the Caribbean.

Resultados de las fases anteriores:  

PARIS21 has been successful in raising attention to the importance of statistics and helping countries make plans to improve their statistical systems. The development and implementation of the first generation of the National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) has laid the groundwork for a long term, trusted relationship where PARIS21 receives requests by national governments as well as regional entities for its support (peer reviews, regional seminars, development of advocacy and training materials, promotion of dialogue mechanisms, etc.). In 2018, PARIS21 was directly engaged with 29 countries and reached 63 countries through regional activities. It also supported 8 fragile states and 12 small island developing states (SIDS).

PARIS21 worked to improve data planning in several African countries through ADAPT. African national strategy planning and policies were improved through NSDS implementation. 

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Otra organización internacional
  • Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico

Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    3’200’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    2’113’050
Fases del proyecto Fase 9 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022   (Fase en curso) Fase 8 15.09.2017 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)