Paris21 Guidelines for Developing Statistical Capacity
National statistics are an essential component of policymaking. However, many national statistical systems face challenges in collecting, producing, analysing and disseminating the data required for sustainable development. PARIS21 has launched a pioneering approach to capacity development — Capacity Development 4.0 – that goes beyond technical skills and places an emphasis on leadership, change management, advocacy and networking. These are the first guidelines to advise national statistical offices and development cooperation agencies on how to engage in country-led, sustainable and participative statistical capacity development. The guidelines explain the CD4.0 approach and present 30 activities on how to implement capacity development programmes, illustrated by case studies to provide real-world context.