About PARIS21

The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) is a unique initiative that aims to promote the better use and production of statistics throughout the developing world. Since its establishment in 1999, PARIS21 has successfully developed a worldwide network of statisticians, policy makers, analysts, and development practitioners committed to evidence-based decision making. With the main objective to achieve national and international development goals and reduce poverty in low and middle income countries, the Partnership facilitates statistical capacity development, advocates for the integration of reliable data in decision making, and co-ordinates donor support to statistics.

PARIS21's goal is to develop a culture of Management for Development Results (MfDR). PARIS21 pursues this goal primarily by encouraging and assisting low-income and lower middle income countries to design, implement, and monitor a National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS).

PARIS21 was established by the United Nations, the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

The PARIS21 Secretariat -- hosted at the OECD -- has benefitted from the generous financial contributions of the following donors:

AUSTRALIA, Australian Agency for International Development
http://www.ausaid.gov.au/
BELGIUM, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://www.diplomatie.be/
CANADA, CIDA
http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/
EFTA
http://www.efta.int/
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
http://ec.europa.eu/
EUROSTAT
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/
FINLAND, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://formin.finland.fi/
FRANCE, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/
GERMANY, GIZ
http://www.giz.de/
GREECE, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/en-US
IRELAND, Ireland Aid - Department of Foreign Affairs
http://www.irishaid.gov.ie/
ITALY, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://www.esteri.it/MAE/EN
JAPAN, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
http://www.jica.go.jp/english/
KOREA, Statistics Korea
http://kostat.go.kr/eng/
NETHERLANDS, Ministry for Development Co-operation
http://www.minbuza.nl/en/home
NORWAY, NORAD
http://www.norad.no/
SPAIN, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
http://www.aecid.es/
SWEDEN, SIDA
http://www.sida.se/English/
SWITZERLAND, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
http://www.deza.admin.ch/en/Home
UNITED KINGDOM, DFID
http://www.dfid.gov.uk/
WORLD BANK ORGANIZATION
http://www.worldbank.org/