The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) aims to improve the production, quality, availability, and use of statistics for informed decision making for sustainable development. It was established in 1999 by the United Nations, the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank as a response to the need for accurate and reliable data to achieve and track progress toward development goals.
PARIS21 works with governments, international organisations, civil society, and other stakeholders to strengthen national statistical systems, promote the use of data for policy making, and foster partnerships and networks in low and middle-income countries.
PARIS21 recognises the critical role that accurate and timely data play in addressing global challenges, making informed policy decisions, and monitoring progress toward sustainable development. By working to improve statistical capacities and systems, PARIS21 contributes to more effective and targeted development efforts worldwide.