Statistics Without Borders: An Overview

Statistics Without Borders
2 min readMay 31, 2022

Author: Prannay Khosla, Statistics Without Borders

In an increasingly data-driven world, innovation comes from collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data in highly complicated scenarios. Statistics is the voice of reason in this world, a methodology that disentangles facts from perceived reality — which is often not so real. Statistics Without Borders (SWB) is an organization that aims to make the world better by increasing accessibility and impact of the field, through a network of over 1,500 like-minded and highly motivated volunteers distributed around the globe.

If your organization fits the following criteria, then SWB may be able to help you:

  • If your organization collects a large amount of data but lacks the resources required to glean insights from the data.
  • If your organization is working on making data accessible and impactful but requires help with scaling, training people, or creating content.
  • If your organization is a not-for-profit collaborative that seeks volunteers to handle data, generate insights, and publish them.
  • If your organization seeks volunteers to increase the penetration of statistics in underserved communities

What is the organization’s track record?

SWB clients include:

and many more.

An interesting example: SWB is currently executing a project that involves around 100 volunteers in a remote-first manner for the African Institute of Professional Development. The goal of this project is to create open-source professional training material through a series of lectures and exercises. The training is particularly focused on imparting actionable skills to recent graduates in the African population that helps well-trained individuals find jobs where they can make an impact using statistics and data.

In future blog posts, we will see in detail how one of SWB’s biggest projects — the AIPD project — to create content on various statistical topics and in effect, democratize knowledge — was organized.

How do I become a client?

  1. Prospective clients — like yourself — start by filling out this form to request a project.
  2. A member of our New Client Acquisition (NCA) team will reach out to you to dive into details to scope out the statistical or data science project into tangible deliverables over a series of calls.
  3. The NCA team can then make a determination if SWB can help your organization. Remember that SWB focuses on projects that are useful to society and that are done by not-for-profit organizations.
  4. If SWB can indeed help your organization, the project is then handed off to our Project & Client Management team to begin the actual work on the project.

Interested in learning more?



Statistics Without Borders

Statistics Without Borders (SWB) is an apolitical probono organization under the auspices of the American Statistical Association.