To help ensure the data revolution serves the post-2015 development agenda, PARIS21 carried out the Informing a Data Revolution (IDR) project. Financed by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the IDR project focused on national statistical systems in developing countries. These systems are crucial to generating the data and statistics needed to promote development and reduce poverty. They are also vital to providing the data needed to monitor international development goals.

Report: A Road Map for a Country-Led Data Revolution

 Informing a Data Revolution Report
 Informing a Data Revolution Report

To bring all countries into the data revolution, PARIS21’s Road Map for a Country-led Data Revolution sets out a step-by-step action plan across four areas – capacity building; principles and standards; technology, innovation and analysis; and governance and leadership. Underpinning all this are three “big ideas”:

1. Increase official development assistance (ODA) for statistics from around 0.5% of ODA to around 1%;

2. Create a data compact where countries sign up to a set of basic principles and receive, in return for progress, improved financial and technical assistance.

3. Establish an annual Data for Sustainable Development Report to measure countries’ progress in developing their statistical capacity and to report on funding for statistics.

Download the IDR Report

Informing a Data Revolution Video

Informing a Data Revolution Website

Access the Full IDR Website (now archived)