Partner Report on Support to Statistics (PRESS)

The PARIS21 Partner Report on Support to Statistics, PARIS21’s flagship report, is the most comprehensive annual analysis of donor financial flows to data and statistics. This 2022 edition reveals for the first time the impact that the COVID-19 crisis has had on support for statistics, as well as advocating for a renewed focus on data and statistics in order to navigate through future crises.

A record decline for support to data and statistics in 2020

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  • Funding to data and statistics has declined by a record amount
  • The unprecedented decline in funding for data and statistics threatens the success of the SDGs
  • Funding for gender data has decreased even more sharply, putting women and girls at particular risk of being left behind without high-quality data

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Previous PRESS Reports

PRESS 2021 cover

Download PRESS 2021 in english



PRESS 2020 cover

ACCEss 2020 report

PRESS 2019 cover

ACCEss 2019 report 

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The objectives of the Partner Report on Support to Statistics (PRESS) are to:

  • Learn what donors (i.e., technical and financial partners) are doing and plan to do in the statistical field and identify countries or areas of statistics in need of more support.

  • Offer this information to donors responsible for giving aid and to countries receiving it.

  • Raise the profile of statistics within the overall context of aid to developing countries.


In 2005-2006, PARIS21 conducted a review of technical and financial support to statistical development in sub-Saharan Africa. The results of this review (called the "light reporting exercise - LRE") were presented at the February 2006 Second Forum on African Statistical Development (FASDEV II) held in Addis Ababa and at the 8th Session of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) held in Montreal, Canada in September 2006.

The results were produced in a three-volume set ("Review of Support to Statistical Capacity Building in Sub-Saharan Africa"):