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The Praia Group on Governance Statistics (the Praia Group) is a city group created in March 2015 at the forty-sixth session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC). Given the growing recognition of the importance of governance statistics as a new domain of official statistics, the Praia Group was constituted to address the issues of conceptualization, methodology and instruments in the domain of governance statistics.
The Praia Group has been tasked to encourage countries to produce governance statistics based on sound and documented methodologies and to address the conceptualization, methodology and instruments needed to produce such statistics. The specific objectives of the Praia Group are:
The Presidency of the group has been assumed by the National Statistical Institute (INE) of Cabo Verde since its initiation. The Secretariat for the group supports the group’s activities, including the development of a communication strategy and a resource mobilization strategy. The Steering Committee is composed of eight Praia Group members including two National Statistical Offices, two United Nations Organizations, two Civil Society Organizations and two additional regional/international organizations. The Steering Committee provides strategic orientations and validate the technical work produced by the group.
The Praia Group consists of more than 60 representatives from national statistical offices, international and regional organizations, civil society organizations, research institute, etc.
The Praia Group would produce a handbook on governance statistics for national statistical offices. The handbook will be submitted to the Statistical Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the Secretariat in November 2019 and presented to the Statistical Commission in March 2020.The handbook will focus on:
In order to execute the activities in a timely and effective manner, the Praia Group established working groups for each activity. The members of the Praia Group work in subgroups based on the outline of each activity provided in the detailed work plan.
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