tool for data planning


PARIS21 is organising a free six-week training on using the free, cloud-based Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT) from 11 May until 15 June.


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The materials are available on the PARIS21 Academy.


PARIS21 training on data planning with ADAPT

The PARIS21 ADAPT training brings together statisticians, data planners, policy makers, active and prospective ADAPT users, country consultants and development partners to learn how to use the free, cloud-based, multilingual Advanced Data Planning Tool for more efficient data planning and reporting.


Why is data planning important?

Countries need high-quality, timely statistics for evidence-based policy making and data-driven development planning. This implies that actors within national statistical systems need to assess their ability to respond to emerging development priorities.

Strategic planning is crucial to ensure that statistical activities are managed efficiently and effectively to meet the most pressing data needs. This requires the right tools and knowledge of how to use them.


What is ADAPT?

Developed by PARIS21, ADAPT is a free, innovative data planning tool that empowers national statistical offices and other data producers to adapt their data production to identified priorities in countries. ADAPT is currently being used by over 20 countries, including for gender-specific data planning.

ADAPT uses database management system technology and is hosted on a secure cloud-based set-up. It features multilingual support and

  • enables detailed data demand and supply analysis and identification of data gaps
  • helps fill these data gaps and associated capacity gaps by improving data plans
  • supports the production of a wide range of key reports, including policies, logframes and data sources


How can the ADAPT training help?

PARIS21 has developed a curriculum in English, Spanish and French that builds skills for the use of ADAPT over six weeks with weekly two-hour sessions. The ADAPT training will enable participants to discover data gaps easily and monitor different data plans, including National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS).



Objective: After finishing the course, participants will know how to get started with ADAPT and use the tool to understand data demands and supply and monitor data plan implementation, including budgets.


  • Background on data planning
  • Results-chain for effective monitoring
  • ADAPT system configuration
  • ADAPT user community and other resources (incl. ADAPT sandbox)
  • Data planning with ADAPT

Understanding data demands

  • Development policies in ADAPT
  • Logical frameworks and indicators in ADAPT
  • Data plans in ADAPT

Analysing data supply

  • Types and status of data sources
  • Data source information
  • Indicator metadata
  • Indicator availability
  • Indicator feasibility

Monitoring data plan implementation

  • Data plan (e.g., NSDS) activity costing
  • Data plan (e.g., NSDS) activity cost validation
  • Data plan (e.g., NSDS) activity budgeting and implementation status

Producing reports

  • Basic key reports
    • Assessments of SDG indicators readiness, gender indicators reports, costing and budgeting
  • Advanced reports
    • Policies, logframes, indicators, data sources, data plans, data plan activities

Enabling API

  • API setup
  • Data querying


Sign up for a trial version at www.adapt.paris21.org/try-it-now

For more information and the ADAPT User Manual, please visit www.paris21.org/adapt