Funding for Monitoring- the Partner Report on Support to Statistics 2016

The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century released the PRESS report this week. Here are the findings.

PARIS21, the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century, recently released the PRESS 2016 report- The Partner Report on Support to Statistics. The report, produced by PARIS21 and using data from an annual donor survey and the 2014 Creditor Reporting System round, looks at the commitments to statistical capacity building between the years 2006–2014. It gives a snapshot of the current funding state of statistics and data for development.

Key Findings

  • Support to statistics totaled $470 million in 2014. This is on par with the amount committed in 2013- $448 million.
  • The share of Official Development Assistance dedicated to statistics is low, with only .24% of ODA dedicated to statistics in 2013 and .25% of ODA dedicated to statistics in 2014.
  • Demographic and social statistics received the most support, totaling $141 million.
  • Economic statistics received $128 million in support, and general and methodological issues received $104 million.
  • The top 5 providers of development co-operation in statistics provided 72% of total monetary commitments in 2014.
  • The top 5 providers of development co-operation in statistics: Canada, European Commission/EUROSTAT, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

The Report contains many other data points and findings highlighting the stagnation of support to development statistics that occurred in 2014. There is a great need for support for statistics in order to monitor the SDGs effectively.

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