Partnerships are at the core of PARIS21’s activities
PARIS21 actively participates in and hosts events in key global platforms such as the United Nations (UN) Statistical Commission, the UN World Data Forum, the COP Climate Conference, among others, in order to raise awareness of data and statistics as key enablers of policy making for sustainable development.
SDGs reporting and monitoring
PARIS21 is the custodian agency for three statistical capacity-related indicators of SDG 17: "Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.":
- 17.8.2 “Number of countries that have national statistical legislation that complies with the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics”
- 17.18.3 “Number of countries with a national statistical plan that is fully funded and under implementation, by source of funding”
- 17.19.1 “Dollar value of all resources made available to strengthen statistical capacity in developing countries”
Every year, PARIS21 supports the monitoring and reporting of these indicators and advocates for strengthened statistical capacity for the achievement of the SDGs, and SDG 17 in particular.
Global working groups
Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data (CTGAP)
The CTGAP was launched in 2017 to modernise and strengthen national statistical systems, providing an overarching framework for global statistical capacity development. It calls on governments, policymakers, and the international community to mobilise resources and strengthen partnerships to improve statistical activities and programs, innovate national statistical systems, and enhance dissemination and use of data.
In 2021, PARIS21, in collaboration with the World Bank’s Development Data Group and the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNSD), conducted a global Survey on the Implementation of the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data. NSOs from 101 countries participated, providing insights to policy makers and international partners on their efforts to implement, monitor, and finance the Global Action Plan.
PARIS21 Task Teams
The PARIS21 Secretariat mobilises partners for the implementation of its programme of work through Task Teams on specific activities of mutual interest. Task Teams are established for a determined period with a specific membership to complete a task. Typically, PARIS21 task teams are co-chaired by the Secretariat. Examples of Tasks Teams include: the Task Team on Statistical Coordination, Task Team on NSDS Impact and Task Team on PARIS21 Results Framework.
For instance, the Capacity Development 4.0 Task Team successfully developed a guiding framework to enable countries, donors, and other actors to build capacities that better respond to the current needs of producers and users of data, influencing and driving decisions for sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda.
International Working Groups
The PARIS21 Secretariat contributes, engages, and influences different international working groups, fora, and initiatives in the context of the implementation of its mission. Notable memberships include:
- Standing issue partner of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for the 2030 Agenda (HLG-PCCB)
- Member of the Praia City Group on Governance Statistics, and member of its Steering Committee
- Founding member and Secretariat of the Bern Network on Financing Data for Development, aiming to advance the implementation of the Cape Town Global Action Plan (CTGAP) for Sustainable Development Data
- Member of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA)
- Member of the Working Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX)
- Member of the Africa Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Regional Core Group
- Member of the Forum on African Statistical Development (FASDEV)
- Member of the UN Global Working Group (GWG) on Big Data for Official Statistics
- Member of the Programme Committee of the UN World Data Forum (UNWDF)
- Founding member of the Global Network of Institutions for Statistical Training (GIST)
- Observer at the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC)
- Observer of the Friends of the Chair (FOC) group on the Implementation of the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics (FPOS)
- Observer of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs)
- Observer of ECA-AUC Statistical Commission for Africa and Committee of Directors-General of National Statistics Offices (StatCom-Africa/CoDG)
- Observer of the ASEAN Community Statistical System (ACSS) Committee Meeting
- Observer of the Meeting of Heads of SAARC Statistical Organizations (SAARCSTAT)
- Observer of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS)
- Observer of the Pacific Statistics Steering Committee (PSSC) Statistics