At the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) -- held from 29 November to 1 December 2011 at the Bexco convention center in Busan, Korea -- PARIS21 and the World Bank co-organised an official side event on 1 December (from 13:30 to 15:00 in room MH 201) to discuss a Busan Action Plan for Statistics and its implementation.
The action plan addresses the need of governments for better statistics to improve policy-making and increase accountability. The proposed actions increase the transparency of governments and support the monitoring of results. The plan builds on the successes of the 2004 Marrakech Action Plan for Statistics (MAPS), while recognising that the world has changed since then. Many low- and middle-income partner countries are now launching “open government” programmes to increase their transparency, but need help to make the information they collect more accessible. And increasingly sophisticated policy-making linked to monitoring and evaluation processes require greater capacity to produce, disseminate, analyse, and use data.
The record of the proceedings is available by clicking here. Background documentation to the meeting is available below:
|Busan Action Plan for Statistics - summary flyer|
Busan Action Plan for Statistics
Statistics for Development: Two Years After Dakar
Les Statistiques au Service du Développement : Deux Ans Après Dakar