UNSD-DFID Countries


The following 20 countries are participants of the UNSD-DFID Project on SDG Monitoring


Below is a brief summary of information on each country collected so far from the Project Meeting, Kick-off Meeting African Region, and the assessment mission, as well as previous UNSD projects.

Bangladesh is a new project country. The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics is the national statistical office. In order to strengthen the National Statistical System (NSS) of Bangladesh, the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) for the period of 2013-2023 was approved in 2013. In 2017, Bangladesh presented its first Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Burundi was a project country in DFID-UNSD MDG project. L’Institut de Statistiques et d’Etudes Economiques du Burundi (ISTEEBU) is the national statistical office. The current (second) National Strategy for the Development of Statistics is for the time period 2016-2020. Burundi has yet to present a Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Cambodia was a project country in the DFID-UNSD MDG project. The National Institute of Statistics of Cambodia is the national statistical office. As of 2018, Cambodia has yet to present a Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Ethiopia has collaborated with UNSD in both the DFID-UNSD MDG project and the Development Account-9th Tranche project on strengthening national capacities for sustainable development of statistics. The Central Statistical Agency is the national statistical office. In 2017, Ethiopia presented its first Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Ghana was a project country in DFID-UNSD MDG project. Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is the national statistical office of Ghana, and its current National Strategy for the Development of Statistics is for the time period 2017-2021. Ghana will present its Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum in 2019. Ghana recently launched its SDG portal.


Jordan is a new project country. The Department of Statistics of Jordan is the national statistical office. The current National Strategy for the Development of Statistics covers the period 2018-2022. In 2017, Jordan presented its first Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Kyrgyzstan is a new project country. The National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic is the national statistical office. The Program of improvement and development of state statistics in the Kyrgyz Republic (Russian language link ) is the second NSDS for the time period 2015-2019. Kyrgyzstan has yet to present a Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Lao PDR was a project country in the DFID-UNSD MDG project. The Lao Statistics Bureau is the national statistical office. In 2018, Lao DPR presented its first Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Liberia was a project country in DFID-UNSD MDG project. The Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) is the national statistical office. Liberia has yet to present a Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Mozambique is a new project country. The Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) is the national statistical office. The most recent Strategic Plan of the National Statistical System is dated 2013-2017 . INE coordinates the production and compilation of data for the SDG monitoring, which the Ministry of Economy and Finance is responsible for reporting on the SDGs. Mozambique has yet to present a Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Myanmar is a new project country. The Myanmar Central Statistical Organization is the national statistical office. A National Strategy for the Development of Statistics was drafted in 2016. As of 2018, Myanmar has yet to present a Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Nepal is a new project country. National Planning Commission is the designated agency for planning, budgeting, coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the SDGs, and the Central Bureau of Statistics is the national statistical office. Nepal presented its first Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum in 2017.


State of Palestine was a project country in the DFID-UNSD MDG project. The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics is the national statistical office and has been tasked with SDG monitoring. The 3rd National Strategy for the Development of Official Statistics covers the period 2018-2022. In 2018, the State of Palestine presented its first Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Rwanda has collaborated with UNSD in both the DFID-UNSD MDG project and the Development Account-9th Tranche project on strengthening national capacities for sustainable development of statistics. The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) is the national statistical office. Rwanda will present its Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum in 2019


Tajikistan is a new project country. The Agency on statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (AS) is the national statistical office. A draft second National Strategy for the Development of Statistics for the period 2018-2022 is being finalized. The responsibility for monitoring and evaluation of the National Strategy for Development and the SDGs in Tajikistan rests with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, while collection of statistical data for this purpose is the responsibility of AS. In 2017, Tajikistan presented its first Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Tanzania is a new project country. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is the national statistical office.Tanzania will present its Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum in 2019


Uganda has collaborated with UNSD in both the DFID-UNSD MDG project and the Development Account-9th Tranche project on strengthening national capacities for sustainable development of statistics. Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBoS) is the national statistical office, and it presented its first Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum in 2016.


Viet Nam has collaborated with UNSD in both the DFID-UNSD MDG project and the Development Account-9th Tranche project on strengthening national capacities for sustainable development of statistics. The General Statistics Office (GSO) is the national statistical office. In 2018, Viet Nam presented its first Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Zambia is a new project country. The Central Statistical Office of Zambia is the national statistical office. Zambia’s first National Strategy for the Development of Statistics covers the period 2014-2018. The Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) covers the period 2017-2021. Zambia has yet to present a Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.


Zimbabwe is a new project country. The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) coordinates the National Statistical System. Zimbabwe’s second National Strategy for the Development of Statistics covers the period 2016-2020 and includes SDGs. In 2017, Zimbabwe presented its first Voluntary National Report (VNR) on the progress it has made in achieving the SDGs to the High Level Political Forum.