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PARIS21: Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century

The PARIS21 Bulletin: From Ideas to Action, November 2015

ON OUR RADAR, by Johannes Jütting, PARIS21 Manager

Johannes Jutting

It's hard to think of a more promising time in data and statistics for development. There was the historic United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September during the 70th UN General Assembly. Member States adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 17... read more


Follow the Money Map: From ONE

Follow the money map

All around the world, information is empowering people to ensure that money is being invested in fighting poverty. The ONE Campaign is collecting these powerful real community stories in their Follow the Money portal, showing how transparency and access to information has led to change... read more

Data Impacts Case Studies: From Open Data Watch

With a team of researchers led by Bapu Vaitla, Open Data Watch published This website provides in-depth analysis of the impact data have had on policy. Currently, there are 16 cases where data have had a positive impact on policy. From anti-malaria efforts in Tanzania to improving... read more


Why a Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data?

By David McNair, ONE

Decision makers and citizens are becoming hungrier for data, but the availability of reliable data varies drastically between countries, districts and villages with most forced to rely on incomplete or out-dated data. Developing countries suffer from a chronic data shortage on most areas of development... read more

Sparking a Data Revolution for Development: What countries need to move from blueprint to implementation

By Trevor Fletcher, PARIS21

In May 2015 PARIS21 launched the 'Road Map for a Country-Led Data Revolution' during the Cartagena Data Festival. The Road Map was launched, praised and read widely. But those of us who had visited countries conducting research for the road map where left wondering, what next?... read more

Why the SDGs are dangerous?

By Johannes Jütting, PARIS21

Why the SDGs are dangerous

The SDGs represent an ambitious plan to set the world on a vastly different course defined by a desire to achieve collective economic prosperity, environmental protection and universal well-being. But barely anyone outside of the small development community seemed to notice... read more

Capacity Building Knowledge Brief

Capacity Building Knowledge Brief

Despite progress over the last 15 years, statistical capacity in many developing countries still hovers at a low level. In this brief, we share insights from PARIS21 experts and partners on improving countries' ability to collect, analyse and disseminate data at a time when demand for it could not be greater... read more


PARIS21 Innovations Inventory

Innovations Iventory

The Innovations Inventory is an online warehouse of existing solutions for filling data gaps, reducing costs and improving efficiency so that more and better data effectively contribute to improving people's lives. The inventory was launched in 2014 and is now open to the public for uploading solutions. Visit the Inventory

2015 PRESS: Interactive chart and Infographic

The 2015 PRESS shows that support to development statistics has fallen in 2013 after remaining constant in previous years. To visualise the scenario you can explore our Global Aid Flows interactive chart and check the infographic 'Why we need to close the funding gap to statistics in developing countries'. See more

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In this issue...

- On Our Radar


- Follow the Money Map: From ONE

- Data Impacts Case Studies: From Open Data Watch


- Why a Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data?

- Sparking a Data Revolution for Development

- Why the SDGs are Dangerous

- Capacity Building Knowledge Brief


- PARIS21 Innovations Inventory

- 2015 PRESS: Interactive Chart and Infographic

New Publications

PRESS 2015

Upcoming Events

2nd NSDS Regional Training Course in Asia and Pacific (Chiba, Japan 17-19 November 2015 )

Data Training - Mobile, Micro, Macro & Visualisation - and Regional Workshop (Albania, 17-19 November 2015)

11th Pacific Statistics Steering Commitee Meeting (Suva,Fiji, 23-26 November 2015)

World Telecommunication / ICT Indicators Symposium (Hiroshima, Japan, 30 November - 2 December 2015)

COP 21 - UN Climate Change Conference (Paris, France, 30 November - 11 December 2015)

Access to New Data Sources for more Granular Statistics workshop (Paris, France, 17-18 December 2015)

See more events...

Recently Overheard

'The idea of getting 193 countries together to collectively agree a course for humanity and our planet at a time of global uncertainty, economic crises and natural disasters could have seemed to many as absurd. And yet, today is proof that we were right not to lose hope.' Ambassador Macharia Mamau, Permanent Representative at Kenya Mission to United Nations

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