The first meeting of the Task Team on a Reporting System on Partner Support to Statistical Development was held on 10 November 2006 in Paris at the headquarters of PARIS21. There was general agreement on the need for a reporting system on statistical development, whose main purposes would be to contribute to improved partner coordination and serve as an advocacy tool to mobilise resources for statistical activities. The team — composed of representatives from the UK, France, the OECD, the EC, World Bank, IMF, FAO, and the UNECE — agreed on a template of key characteristics for the review of existing partner reporting systems, which would be completed by team members for their respective institution. The meeting also agreed that a classification of statistical areas and a typology of financing mechanisms would be useful tools for an eventual reporting system.