PARIS21 2021 Annual Meetings


It was a great pleasure to welcome more than a thousand participants from around the world to the PARIS21 Annual Meetings. This year’s virtual meetings taking place from 29 March-01 April 2021 featured eight sessions that explored paths towards data as a public good and means to build resilience in a post-pandemic world.

Over 35 leading data, statistics and development professionals, representing a wide range of fields and institutions, were featured in the event. Thank you to our panellists and audience for a highly engaging series of discussions about innovative approaches to advancing data literacy and training in the digital age, strengthening legal frameworks and participation and scaling up financing for data and statistics, among other things.

The recordings of the sessions will be available to watch on the event platform in English, French & Spanish. They can also be downloaded on the OECD Web TV webpage.

Finally, we would like to share some useful links with you for further exploration:

  • Advancing data literacy in the post-pandemic world – A primer to catalyse policy dialogue and action (PARIS21) - Read more.
  • Big data for the SDGs (UN ESCAP, UNSD, Statistics Denmark) – Read more.
  • Compendium of good practices: harnessing civil registration and vital statistics in conflict, emergencies and fragile settings (Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems) - Read more.
  • Data Flow Assessment Framework – Guidelines for analysing data flows in national statistical offices (PARIS21, OECD) – Read more.
  • Data management and use: governance in the 21st century (British Academy, Royal Society) – Read more.
  • Enhancing trust in data – Participatory data ecosystems for the post-COVID society (PARIS21) – Read more.
  • How can traditional statistical relationships be redefined through citizen to government partnerships? (GeoCensos) – Read more.
  • Ley Genérica sobre Estadísticas para América Latina (CEPAL) – Read more.
  • Marcos legales estadísticos en América Latina: Realidades, mejores prácticas y recomendaciones (IDB) – Read more.
  • Open Data Inventory 2020/21 (Open Data Watch) – Read more.
  • Reusing citizen-generated data for official reporting – A quality framework for national statistical offices-civil society organisation engagement (PARIS21) - Read more.
  • Smarter financing for development data: presenting The Clearinghouse (Bern Network) – Watch here.
  • Strengthening gender measures and data in the COVID-19 era: an urgent need for change (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Data2X, PARIS21 and more) - Read more.
  • The Partner Report on Support to Data and Statistics 2020 (PARIS21) – Read more.


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