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Objectives and outputs
PARIS21 Consortium activit= ies focus on assisting all low-income countries in the design and implement= ation of National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS). PARI= S21 carries out this work through advocacy, methodology development, partne= rship, and regional programmes. Advocacy activities have included the creat= ion of videos featuring high-profile policymakers and development professio= nals discussing the importance of statistics in poverty reduction decision = making processes. PARIS21's methodological work includes the development of= documentation and guidance intended to assist countries in the design and = implementation of their NSDSs. Partnership activities include gathering inf= ormation on technical and financial partner support to statistics as an ini= tial input to donor collaboration. PARIS21's regional programmes include th= e organisation of regional workshops to take forward the NSDS design and im= plementation processes. The workshops and follow-on national programmes ass= ist countries to plan strategically for the overall development of the coun= tries' entire statistical system and to address immediate and longer-term i= nformation needs for setting and monitoring policy in the context of povert= y reduction strategies.
Non-member countries involved in the activity:
Af= ghanistan, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan,= Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ca= pe Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoi= re, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, = Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hond= uras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia= , Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozamb= ique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea= , Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia and Mo= ntenegro, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent an= d the Grenadines, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, Uzbekis= tan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Main Developments fo= r 2010=20
In 2010, in collaboration with b= ilateral, regional, and international partners, PARIS21 will conduct the ne= xt round of its "Partner Report on Support to Statistics (PRESS)."= ; The aim of the exercise will be to report on donor activities in support = of statistical development, with an ultimate objective of facilitating dono= r collaboration.
Statistical Capacity Building=20
=E2=80=A2 The PARIS21 work= programme for 2010 will primarily involve activities at the national level= . The activities related to country support will focus on the facilitation = of NSDS implementation. While regional workshops will still be organised to= allow countries to share information and benefit from other countries' exp= eriences in statistical development, PARIS21 will engage with a selection o= f countries to intensify country-level activities. These would include advo= cacy, resource mobilisation, partnership activities, and developing and fac= ilitating donor coordination.
=E2=80=A2 The main = aim of the PARIS21 partnership is to support implementation of well-designe= d and well-coordinated national and international statistical programmes, w= hich have adequate funding and are centred on implementing NSDSs which both= build statistical capacity and provide data for immediate priority needs. = To carry this work forward, PARIS21 will produce methodological guidance on= strategic planning, help track countries' progress with their NSDSs, find = solutions to the obstacles that countries may have encountered, and facilit= ate advanced countries sharing their experiences on follow-up and strategic= plan development with countries aiming at taking similar steps. PARIS21 al= so co-implements two "satellite programs" =E2=80=94 the Internati= onal Household Survey Network (IHSN) and the Accelerated Data Program (ADP)= . The IHSN's objective is to bring survey producers, sponsors, and users to= gether to improve the use of survey data for policy making and monitoring. = The ADP is a pilot program intended to assist selected countries to underta= ke urgent improvements to produce consistent results for monitoring progres= s and measuring change in key development indicators, including the MDGs.= p>=20
=E2=80=A2 In 2010, PARIS= 21 will define and launch a programme of support tailored to the needs of f= ragile and post-conflict states. PARIS21 will convene two task teams in 201= 0: to enrich the NSDS guidelines with lessons learnt from the previous five= years and (ii) to determine how to measure the use of evidence in decision= -making. PARIS21 will also monitor the implementation of the Dakar Declarat= ion on the Development of Statistics, which outlines a five-point call to a= ction for the Partnership on issues relating to: strategy implementation, m= obilisation of technical and financial resources for statistics, co-ordinat= ion of donor support to statistics, meeting the needs of data users, and de= velopment of statistical tools and methodologies.