The Sustainable Development Goal 17.18 proposes that by 2020, developing countries should be capacitated, including the least developed countries and small island developing states, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts.


In an effort to explore ways to improve statistics that respond to the above call, and based on a background study undertaken in several countries, PARIS21 will be organising the Cross Regional Forum: “Shaping subnational statistical systems to meet requirements of the SDGs” to discuss experiences, share best practices and explore partnerships at the subnational level in order to deliver on the “leave no one behind” 2030 agenda. The forum will involve a blend of statisticians, practitioners and experts working on local level projects/programmes as well as development partners.

Please find the final forum document here (Concept Note, Agenda, Attendees List, Information Note). Printed copies will be available at the forum.

For summary information and presentations from the event, please click here.

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PARIS21 Subnational Forum Final Web3.pdf