Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century/UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Established in November 1999 in response to the UN Economic and Social Council resolution on the goals of the UN Conference on Development, the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) was launched to act as a catalyst for promoting a culture of evidence-based policy-making and monitoring in all countries, and especially in developing countries. The PARIS21 Consortium is serviced by a small secreatariat in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)in Paris.
Among the partners of the consortium is the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, which was itself established in 1999 in order to reform UNESCO’s statistical capacities.
In line with the spirit of para 80 (d) of the Mauritius Strategy, ongoing projects include that for building capacity for statistics collecting and reporting in the Pacific region. The two-year project – funded by Japanese funds-in-trust – completed its field work phase in February 2006, with findings and recommendations included in a draft report to be released later in 2006 (provisionally entitled 'Statistical Capacity Building to Pacific Region countries in the production and use of statistical information for better management of the education sector'). Under preparation are plans for a possible second-phase project in the Pacific, as well as for a somewhat analogous Statistical Capacity Building project for Caribbean countries. For further information, contact UIS’s Doug Drew (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brian Doyle (b.doyle(at)uis.unesco.org).Back to top