National statistical offices

A national statistical office is a government agency responsible for collecting, analysing, and disseminating statistical data on various aspects of the country's economy, population, and society.

It can play a important role in national M&E systems by providing the necessary data to inform policy-making, program evaluation, and public accountability. National statistical offices typically conduct censuses, surveys, and research studies, which are integral to establishing baselines, setting targets, and measuring outcomes for various government programs and services.

Regional networks connect national statistical offices in some regions, such as the Pacific Statistics Standing Committee.

Global Evaluation Initiative (2022). MESA Guidance Note: Diagnostic Tool for a Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Analysis. Retrieved from

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