Partners for statistics development in Asia-Pacific
Last update: 20 December 2011
Partners for Statistics Development in Asia-Pacific (the Partnership) is a regional network of international, regional and sub-regional organizations and bilateral donors concerned with the improvement of statistics in Asia and the Pacific. The main purpose of the partnership is to improve the combined impact of capacity building activities through enhanced coordination, synergy and complementarity among partners.
The strategic objectives for the work of the Partnership are:
Advocacy. The importance of engaging governments across line-ministries and policy-makers to highlight the need for investing in statistics was emphasized.
Strengthening National Statistics Offices' role as the leader of National Statistical Systems. It was recognized that each partner has an important role to play in advocating for better coordination of National Statistical Systems with government officials from their respective counterpart ministries.
Modernizing countries' statistical information systems was seen as particularly important for increasing the access by users to available data.
Coordination in the development of core sets of indicators in the areas of social, economic, environmental and population statistics.
Promoting the improvement and use of administrative data records for statistical purposes.
Coordination of statistical training in the region.