24.11.2021

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

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PRESS 2020 cover

ACCEss 2020 report

PRESS 2019 cover

ACCEss 2019 report 

  PRESS 2017 PRESS 2017  
  Access 2018 Report ACCESS 2017 Report  

 


Background

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"):

The CCSA recommended that PARIS21 convene an inter-agency task team to explore the refinement and expansion of this LRE. The PARIS21 Steering Committee approved this proposal in November 2006. The task team convened eight meetings to propose and refine its methodology. The minutes and outputs from those meetings are available on this site as follows:

  1. November 2006 PRESS task team meeting

  2. February 2007 PRESS task team meeting 

  3. May 2007 PRESS task team meeting 

  4. June 2007 PRESS task team meeting

  5. January 2008 PRESS task team meeting 

  6. March 2008 PRESS task team meeting 

  7. June 2008 PRESS task team meeting 

  8. October 2008 PRESS task team meeting

The objectives of this exercise -- now dubbed 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.

PRESS activities have been mainstreamed into the PARIS21 Secretariat regular work programme. The exercise is conducted annually.