A platform for PARIS21’s interactive knowledge products
The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) helps National Statistical Systems acquire the funding, technology and skills necessary to produce better data for all for sustainable development.
When it comes to knowledge sharing and upskilling, e-learning platforms are progressively becoming the norm.
PARIS21 Academy (P21A) is the e-learning platform which supplements PARIS21’s outreach and capacity development efforts to many more countries and users than possible only with direct onsite technical assistance.
The platform features relevant interactive knowledge resources created or endorsed by PARIS21 with a training objective. It aims to stimulate and maintain a community of learners online, particularly from low and middle-income countries interested in statistics and data for development.
While the P21A is open to anyone, it primarily serves staff from official statistical agencies and data users like journalists. Specific content also aims to empower other groups of the PARIS21 community - like donors, technical cooperation experts, and other development partners.
PARIS21 Academy is primarily a platform for hosting online courses, with supporting material published on the platform when they are connected to the learning paths of an existing or a planned course. However more broadly, it also feature other interactive knowledge products (webinars, videos, podcasts, etc.) on various topics.
All elements of a course are visible to learners without “logging in”. Only “enrolling” in a course requires a log in. There is also a functionality of forum/feedback/reviews section for each course to allow for learners’ exchange.