Strategic management of OECD funds to strengthen political institutions on statistics for development in Latin America

Jul. 2007 - May. 2008
PARIS21-OECD focuses its efforts on encouraging all low-income countries to design National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) and to have nationally owned and produced data for all MDG indicators by 2010. An NSDS is expected to provide a country with a strategy for strengthening statistical capacity across the entire national statistical system (NSS). The NSDS will provide a vision for where the NSS should be in five to ten years and will set milestones for getting there. It will present a comprehensive and unified framework for the continual assessment of evolving user needs and priorities for statistics and for building the capacity needed to meet these needs in a more coordinated, synergistic and efficient manner. It will also provide a framework for mobilising, harnessing and leveraging resources (both national and international) and a basis for effective and results-oriented strategic management of the NSS.

Services provided

Facilitating the funding of existing NSDs (mainly Central America).

Facilitating the design of NSDSs for Caribbean countries.

Advocating the use of statistical data and the need for support to statistical development at country level.

Reporting on NSDS progress and statistical development.
Strengthening the PARIS21 partnership.

Concrete country by country. Countries are: Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panamá, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Caribbean countries.

Liaise with National Statistic Offices (NSO) to follow up funding strategy and strengthen institutional capacity.

Facilitate the production of “Why good statistics are needed?” and the dissemination of the START.

Create country strategies to strengthen NSDS design process and support NSDS implementation.