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A recent survey of CTGAP has helped PARIS21 to develop new indicators on statistical capacity


Effective co-ordination among the diverse actors in a national statistical system has long been recognised as one of the key factors for making progress in producing high quality and relevant data for development. In many countries, NSOs have a legal mandate to co-ordinate their statistical systems but effective co-ordination remains difficult to achieve. All too often data and statistics are produced in silos, there is little or no co-ordination between actors and, in many cases, NSOs don’t know who they should be co-ordinating.

A recent report from PARIS21 on co-ordination capacity notes that one of the first steps is to know what is happening in countries when it comes to co-ordination. Who is doing what? Which co-ordination mechanisms are being used? What measures are in place to help NSOs with co-ordination? A number of measures of co-ordination capacity were proposed and now, thanks to the recent survey carried out on the implementation of the CTGAP, PARIS21 has been able to develop new indicators in the Statistical Capacity Monitor to shed some light on co-ordination capacity in countries.

Specifically, two new indicators have been published, on whether there are provisions on co-ordination in statistical legislation in countries, and on whether stakeholder meetings are held as a mechanism for dialogue and coordination. Together with existing indicators on the existence of statistical legislation and key coordination bodies such as Statistical Councils, the Statistics Capacity Monitor can now provide a more rounded picture of co-ordination capacity in countries.

Read more about our work on statistical capacity and co-ordination of national statistical systems

Statistical Capacity Monitor

Co-ordination Capacity in National Statistical Systems (report)


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