In collaboration with the World Bank and many other international partners, PARIS21 implements the Accelerated Data Program (ADP) and International Household Survey Network (IHSN).

These two programmes seek to improve the availability, quality and use of survey data in developing countries, as well as archiving, documenting and disseminating existing microdata.

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Success stories in the field of knowledge

Ethiopia: More than 100 surveys available online

Ethiopia is the first African country to hit the bar of 100 surveys available in its national survey catalog. CSA was one of the first countries to join the ADP as early as 2006. Documentation, archiving and dissemination of surveys is now done as a routine exercise by CSA - as standard processes of every survey.


Venezuela: Capacity built on microdata management

The ADP facilitated a Workshop from November 19 to 23 for the National Statistical Office (INE) and other technical staff from the Central Bank; the Ministries of Education; Health and others. 28 participants were trained on tools and standards for microdata documentation and archiving.

Philippines: Regional training on documenting and archiving of Population and Housing Censuses

The regional training was held in Manila, Philippines, on 18-22 June 2012. Organized jointly with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (UNSIAP), the workshop was geared towards promoting good documentation and archiving of population and housing censuses - to increase its use and promote its accessibility.