Statistics for Transparency, Accountability, and Results: A Busan Action Plan for Statistics


Start: 2011-11-30, Publication: 2013-10-23


This five point action plan provides the direction for the decade ahead. It supports three principal objectives: (1) Fully integrating statistics in decision making; (2) Promoting open access to statistics; (3) Increasing resources for statistical systems.

As the world community faces a complex array of challenges, policy makers need better statistics. Statistics provide the evidence needed to improve decision making, document results, and heighten public accountability. The demand for improved statistics to monitor the Millennium Development Goals and the parallel effort to support a culture of results-based management has stimulated a decade long effort to improve statistics. The results have been impressive, but much work remains to be done... The action plan has benefited from a thorough consultation process and has been endorsed by members of the PARIS21 partnership and other key development partners. It builds on past successes and addresses outstanding gaps, going well beyond current approaches. It d


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:PARIS21 Partnership


The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) is a unique initiative that aims to promote the better use and production of statistics throughout the developing world. Since its establishment in 1999, PARIS21 has successfully developed a worldwide network of statisticians, policy makers, analysts, and development practitioners committed to evidence-based decision making. With the main objective to achieve national and international development goals and reduce poverty in low and middle income countries, the Partnership facilitates statistical capacity development, advocates for the integration of reliable data in decision making, and co-ordinates donor support to statistics.


  • United NationsPARIS21 was established by the United Nations, the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

  • European Commission

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  • International Monetary Fund

  • World Bank

  • PARIS21 SecretariatThe PARIS21 Secretariat is hosted within the OECD's Development Co-operation Directorate. PARIS21's offices are located just outside of Paris in Boulogne-Billancourt. The nearest metro station is Porte de Saint-Cloud (line 9). The OECD's headquarters (and therefore PARIS21's mailing address) are in Paris, near the La Muette metro station (line 9).

  • Samuel BlazykProgramme Coordinator, NSDS, Africa

  • Violeta CezardAssistant Administrative Assistant

  • Shuang ChenProject Officer, International Household Survey Network, Accelerated Data Programme

  • François FonteneauProgramme Coordinator, International Household Survey Network, Accelerated Data Programme

  • Emer HeenanAssistant, General Administration

  • Johannes JüttingManager, Secretariat Management

  • Leslie RaeAdministrative Officer, Budget, Contracts

  • Anna SarotteProgramme Coordinator, NSDS, Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Mahesh SubediProject Officer, International Household Survey Network, Accelerated Data Programme

  • Gay TejadaProject Officer, NSDS, Asia & the Pacific

  • Sylvie WalterBudget Officer, Budget, Contracts

  • Katarzyna ZarembaAssistant, Administrative Assistant

  • PARIS21 DonorsThe PARIS21 Secretariat -- hosted within the OECD's Development Co-operation Directorate -- has benefitted from the generous financial contributions of the following donors:

  • Australian Agency for International DevelopmentAUSTRALIA,

  • Ministry of Foreign AffairsBELGIUM, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


  • EFTA



  • Federal Ministry of Foreign AffairsFINLAND,

  • Ministry of Foreign AffairsFRANCE,


  • Hellenic Ministry of Foreign AffairsGREECE,

  • Ireland Aid - Department of Foreign AffairsIRELAND,

  • Ministry of Foreign AffairsITALY,

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)JAPAN,

  • Statistics KoreaKOREA,

  • Ministry for Development Co-operationNETHERLANDS,


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CooperationSPAIN,


  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)SWITZERLAND,