Support to statistics falls, putting SDG monitoring at risk

This is a pivotal month for statistics and development, with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and launch of a Global Partnership for Sustainable Data in New York.

However, as the 2015 PRESS shows, support to development statistics has fallen in 2013 after remaining constant in previous years.

What's more, PARIS21 finds that countries with the lowest statistical capacity receive less statistical aid per capita than countries with greater capacity. 

So exactly how much financial and technical support are developing countries getting?

Key highlights

$448 M Support to statistics reached USD 448 million in 2013. This is USD 120 million less than in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
0.24% The share of Official Development Assistance (ODA) dedicated to statistics fell from about 0.33% in 2011 and 2012 to 0.24% in 2013 while the total amount ODA reached in 2013 the highest level ever recorded. 
$329 M General and methodological issues receive the most support (USD 329 million), followed by demographic and social statistics (USD 210 million) and economic statistics (USD 107 million).
65% The top five providers of development co-operation in statistics (World Bank; EUROSTAT; United Nations Population Fund; Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations; United Kingdom) provided 65% of total commitments in 2013, down from 79% in 2006.

Who were the main beneficiaries from 2006 to 2013?

This map is for illustrative purposes and is without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory covered by this map.

 

 Global Aid Flows interactive chart 

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