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NISR (Rwanda)


Innovation management should be a core practice in National Statistical Offices



Gender data: Gaps are just the start of the conversation



PARIS21 Reports on International Support to Statistics

Financial Times


How to save statistics from the threat of populism

Süddeutsche Zeitung


Entwicklungshilfe nach Zahlen

(in German)

Kathmandu Living Labs


KLL attends PARIS21/CBS workshop on leveraging new data sources



Stats Brief - August 2018 (Issue #16)



INEI: Estadísticas oficiales serán referentes de calidad y confiabilidad

(in Spanish)

Barbados Today


Communique – CARICOM Summit

“…Heads of Government in recognising the strategic role of strengthening and improving the availability of statistics for evidence-based decision-making, endorsed the framework of a Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS)."



The Halimi Delegate participates in the assessment of the national statistical system of the island of Morris

(in Arabic)

World Bank


If development data is so important, why is it chronically underfinanced?

UN Data Forum


Making data protection work: Why we need to get paid for our data

All Africa


Tanzania: How Tanzania Plans to Fill Data Gap

This article discusses how the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics has partnered with stakeholders from the public and private sectors to find ways of filling data gap in the country in an attempt to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the second Five-Year Development Plan (FYDP).

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF)


Statistik und Fake News

(Radio interview in German)

International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada


OECD’s Development Co-Operation Report highlights critical role of data to achieve development objectives


SDG Knowledge Hub


PARIS21, SDSN and UN agencies urge building National Statistical Capacity

This article mentions that PARIS21, SDSN and UN agencies are stressing the "need for increased support to national statistical systems to improve monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and evidence-based policy making for sustainable development." It also mentions the recent release of PARIS21 report "on what resources are provided for statistics worldwide."

National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda



NISR is partnering with UK Office for National statistics to strengthen data revolution and big data in Rwanda 

This article discusses the collaboration between the UK's Office for National Statistics and the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda as they discuss strengthening work on the data revolution and big data in Rwanda as well as also globally. It mentions PARIS21's work on the data revolution and refers to "delivering the right data to the right people in the right format at the right time".




Interview avec Mamadou Camara, directeur général adjoint de l’institut national de la statistique           

(Article in French)                                     

In this interview, Mr. Mamadou Camara discusses the role of the Guinean National Institute of Statistics and mentions a second generation National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS2) that is supported financially and technically by PARIS21.

Tanzania Data Lab (Dlab)


ADAPT: Putting Data to Work for Tanzania         

This articles is focused on the use of the Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT) by dLab, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data Teams and the National Bureau of Statistics in Tanzania. PARIS21 is mentioned as the developer of ADAPT.

Now Grenada


Grenada to adopt new statistics legislation       

This article  is focused on the process to develop new legislation in Grenada in the area of data and statistics gathering in the framework of the launch of the Grenada's National Strategy for the Development of Statistics. It mentions that PARIS21 supports statistical capacity building and that members from the PARIS21 Secretariat were present at the launch of Grenada's NSDS.

Jamaica Observer


STATIN to host statistic workshop for MDA's            

This article announced a three day workshop  hosted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica and led by PARIS21. This workshop aimed at discussing matters concerning the preparation and distribution of statistics by ministries, departments and agencies (MDA's), and specifically the preparation of the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) for Jamaica.    



Regional statistics strategy preparation gets nod from CARICOM Heads 

This article discusses the strategic role of RDSD for the Action Plan for Statistics in the Carribean.  PARIS21 is mentioned as the funder of the Regions' Strategy for Statistics.                                 



Modelo Internacional 

 (Article in Spanish)

 This article focuses on the Jalisco Statistical Development Strategy (La Estrategia de Desarrollo Estadístico de Jalisco) and mentions PARIS21, "the statistical arm of the OECD", as a support to strong subnational work. 



This week in #SDGs counting- June 2nd, 2017     

This article mentions PARIS21 and its regular release of the “Weekly Stats, Data and Development Roundup”. 

Sunlight Foundation


Defunding statistical agencies poses risks to economies and public knowledge  

This article deals with the decrease in funding for statistical agencies and the impact in countries. It also mentions PARIS21 as "a global initiative that promotes support and funding for the statistical infrastructure of the developing world".     

Open Data Watch


What it takes to build a strong partnership on statistics 

In this article, Shaida Badiee, who was very active at the start of PARIS21, discusses the history of this organisation, its goals, the evolution of its work programmes and the Annual Board Meetings. She also gives suggestions for its future work.  



Carribean: Grenada urge simplementation of 2014 CARICOM Action Plan 

This article mentions the PARIS21 Annual Board Meeting that aims at discussing issues relating to the development and use of statistics generally and to review work programmes. It also emphasises that Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, addressed the PARIS21 Annual Board Meeting saying that the implementation of the CARICOM Action Plan will result in the strengthening of national statistical systems for the CARICOM Member States and the SIDS.



PM Mitchell pushes collaborative approach to development of high quality statistics  

This article reports that the Prime Minister of Grenada, the Dr. the Hon. Keith Mitchell addressed the PARIS21 Annual Board Meeting, laying out his vision and plans to sollicit increased support for the development of quality statistics for CARICOM Member States.   

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States


SDGs, data and capacity development: Perspectives from a Small Island Developing State 

This article provides a faithful transcription of the Keynote Address by Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith C. Mitchell at the PARIS21 Annual Board Meeting held on April 5-6, 2017. In this keynote, the Prime Minister of Grenada recognises "the great impact that PARIS21 is having on our economies, especially as it relates to creating the enabling environment for capacity-building through the promotion of regional and national development strategies for Statistics". 

Official Website of the Government of Grenada


PM adress PARIS21 Board meeting 

Prime Minister Dr. Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell delivered the keynote address at the 2017 PARIS21 Annual Board Meeting and stressed that the Action Plan on Statistics is important "as the Caribbean seeks to deliver on sustainable development goals and national strategic plans."



1st UN World Data Forum
15-18 January 2017 | Cape Town, South Africa
Highlights for Monday, 16 January 2017

This meeting report gives an overview of the main activities, partcipants and speakers during the second day of the UN Data Forum. Johannes Jütting (PARIS21) is mentioned as one of the panel speakers at the main plenary. 

UN World Data Forum


Capacity Building, Yes - But how to do it?

Johannes Jütting, the head of PARIS21, dicusses Capacity Development for the implementation of the SDGs and stresses the launch of Capacity Development 4.0 at the UN World Data Forum. He also mentions the work of PARIS21 to promote the adoption of NSDS by developing countries. The 2016 NSDS Report is also mentioned.

Center for Data Innovation


5 Q's for Geoffrey Greenwell, Technical Program Coordinator of PARIS21 

This interview tackles the role of statistics for development, the goals of PARIS21, the initiative of the Accelerated Data Program, the agenda of PARIS21 since the SDGs and the development of the Advanced Data Planning Tool to undertake inventories of data availability and capacity to compute SDG indicators. It also deals with the “Informing a Data Revolution” project and the potential of non-official sources of data as complement to official data.

Open Data Watch 


PARIS21 Publishes Paper on Data Portals for SDGs    This article announces the publication by PARIS21 of the discussion paper 
“Making Data Portals work for SDGs: A view on deployment, design and technology,”

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC)


INEC galardonado como miembro de Directorio de PARIS21 

(Article in Spanish)

This article reports that INEC has been invited to become a member of the PARIS Board representing the South-American region and that the Institute will participate inthe 2016 PARIS21 Annual Meetings. It also describes the role, activities and current work programme of PARIS21.

Open Data Watch


PARIS21 Annual Meetings 2017 

 This article announces PARIS21's 2017 Annual Meetings: Revisiting Capacity Building to deliver on the SDGs.



Why is Central Africa missing from so many maps? 

This article lays an emphasis on the problem of missing data for the entire region of Central Africa, especially for poverty and health. It also shares El Iza Mohamedou's (deputy secretariat manager for PARIS21) thoughts is mentioned as "one of the most important initiatives to improve statistical capacity in developing countries".        



Quand l'absence de données handicape une population     

(article in French)

 This article lays an emphasis on the lack of data and on the problem of data collection for many countries in Central Africa that are an obstacle to assess poverty and other phenomenons. PARIS21 is mentioned as an organization that aims at improving statistical capacity in developing countries.   

United Nations Global Pulse


This article announces the PARIS21 side event at COP21, "New technologies, innovative data sources: Managing disasters in developing countries", that took place 9 December 2015 in Paris.

National Statistical Office Papua New Guinea


PARIS21 Workshop 

This article reports the activities, participants and objectives of a capacity-building workshop organised by PARIS21 and the National Statistical Office of Papua New Guinea that took place from the 26th to 30th of October in Port Moresby and was focused on digital Micro Data Documentation Production for PNG Statistical System.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)                   SDG Knowledge Hub


Praia Group on Governance Statistics meets in Cabo Verde

This article reports the first meeting of the Praia Group on Governance Statistics  in Cabo Verde from 17-19 June 2015 aiming to discuss the conceptualisation, methodology and instruments for producing statistics related to governance, peace and security, relevant to Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its mentions PARIS21 and the PRESS 2015.     

The Guardian


Data 'crucial' to eradicating poverty 

The article highlights the need to increase drastically high-quality, timely and reliable data on the world's poorest people in order to achieve the SDGs. It draws  specifically the attention towards the lack of statistical funding and the PRESS Report 2015 stating that NSOs are underfunded in developing countries.



This article reports the release by PARIS21 of the 2015 edition of the Partner Report on Support to Statistics (PRESS).

Acteurs Publics


L’autoroute de l’information africaine primée

 (article in French)

This article mentioned that PARIS21 considered the highway of information in Africa from the African Development Bank as one of the World's most innovative initiative to stimulate and inform a data revolution and the post-2015 SDGs agenda.  

The Guardian


CSO begins to connect the data 

The article discusses the launch of the Central Statistical Office (CSO) in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 and reports the opinion of Neil Dourmsashkin, a consultant at PARIS21 about the improvement of statistical collection. It reports that "PARIS21 was invited because of its international reach and experience in statistics" and of its expertise in the national development of statistics. It also mentions the history and role of PARIS21 as "a forum and network to promote, influence and facilitate statistical capacity development and the better use of statistics."



The Data Revolution needs funding 

This article shares Johannes Jütting's (Manager of the PARIS21 Secretariat) thoughts about the needs to increase funding to make the data revolution happen.

Republic of Macedonia State Statistical Office



This articles reports the main discussions and participants of the 2015 Annual Board Meeting of PARIS21.   



Statistics in development cooperation - coordination 

This article gives an overview of international statistical co-operation between the European Union and developing countries. It describes the history, goals and tasks of PARIS21 and mentions the Global Directory of Partners in Statistical Capacity Development, that is published by PARIS21 (that is the PRESS).