Since its establishment, PARIS21 works on co-ordinating the efforts between all actors within every National Statistical System (NSS). With more actors and a more complex data landscape, there is a need to strengthen existing institutional frameworks and partnerships to make them fit for that purpose, ensuring that joint efforts ultimately benefit developing countries.

PARIS21 has demonstrated that its strongest comparative advantage is in rallying, facilitating, and coordinating its partners. Its work so far on National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDSs), Partner Report on Support to Statistics (PRESS) and Data Management among others gives it an advantage at the country and regional level. 

Under its new strategy, PARIS21 will continue to facilitate discussions on key issues affecting data and statistics, and to seek agreements on needed action where appropriate, among all relevant partners, at the national, regional and international levels. PARIS21 also strengthens the capacity of countries to monitor and measure their development progress (through its PRESS and Country Report on Support to Statistics (CRESS) reports, respectively), of NSDS processes worldwide, as well as the BAPS indicators on the use of statistics.

Sustainable Development Goals

The PARIS21 Secretariat is the custodian agency for three statistical capacity-related indicators of Goal 17: "Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development."

Bern Network

The Bern Network on Financing Data for Development is an open, multi-stakeholder alliance to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by promoting more and better financing for data.

Cape Town Global Action Plan (CTGAP)

The CTGAP is one of the overarching framework for global statistical capacity development. It calls for commitment from governments, policy leaders and the international community to undertake key actions under six strategic areas.

PARIS21 Task Teams

The PARIS21 Secretariat mobilises its partners on specific activities of mutual interest to advance its core mission.

International Working Groups

The PARIS21 Secretariat contributes, engages and influences different international working groups, fora and initiatives in the context of the implementation of its mission.