PARIS21's work provides its partners with the necessary tools and information to strengthen capacity and improve co-ordination among stakeholders in national statistical systems, as well as improving linkages to decision-making processes in order to improve the production and dissemination of quality data for development.

PARIS21 provides guidance and frameworks which focus on improving national statistical systems, strengthening​​​​​ regional co-operation and improving access and use of statistics.

Our work includes:


We help countries to design and implement national strategies for the development of statistics (NSDS) which provide countries with a five-to-ten year strategy to develop statistical capacity across the entire NSS and effectively respond to national and international data demands. 


PARIS21 also supports the development of Regional Strategies for the Development of Statistics (RSDSs) whereby countries can collectively prepare an action plan that allows them to meet regional integration policy and agenda requirements.


The national statistical system (NSS) is the combination of statistical organisations and units within a country that jointly collect, process and disseminate official statistics on behalf of a national government.

Data ecosystem

The emergence of digital technologies has given rise to data sources and analytical methods, which were previously not possible. The community of interacting entities and the policy environment in which new data users and producers operate, creates an extended data ecosystem of many new actors.