What is StaTact

Born out of a partnership between UNITAR and UN Statistics Division, this innovative tool enables countries to address measurement gaps that impede monitoring national policies and leverage the power of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help resolve problems tactically. It provides an analytical framework and a multi-stakeholder methodology to enable a team of national experts from National Statistical Offices, concerned Ministries and other parts of the data community, including non-traditional data sources, to design a short-term action plan with a focus on addressing institutional impediments to data collection, production and utilization. The objective is to bring together data producers, holders and users and help them achieve their goals for the lowest cost within one year.

StaTact contributes to more sustainable and resilient societies through improved data governance and data utilization for policy-making purposes in selected priority areas.

StaTact Key Features

  • Starts with urgent policy need
  • Tactic and realistic with quick gains
  • Low budget and cost-effective solutions
  • Addresses bottlenecks and opportunities
  • Improves governance of data ecosystems
  • Leads to better data processes
  • Applies standard statistical process models GSBPM and GAMSO
  • Web-based, including an offline mode
  • Built-in discussion (chat) function
  • Complements ADAPT - a longer-term strategic tool
StaTact features


Who can use StaTact?

This toolkit will be of special interest to the representatives of Planning Ministries, National Statistical Offices, line Ministries as well as all other stakeholders using or producing data.

Statact Diagram

Why do we need the StaTact?

Strategies require long-term timeframe and significant investments while some of the needs may be urgent. In some cases, there exist quick fixes to such problems. The role of the StaTact is to help countries identify such quick fixes as well as address bottlenecks they are facing in implementing long-term plans such as National Strategies for the Development of Statistics, National Development Plans or others. In short, the StaTact toolkit is about strengthening data availability and utilization by policy-makers to build stronger and more resilient societies through a better dialogue and collaboration within the National Statistical System and the leveraging of administrative data and other non-traditional data sources such as Big Data, NGOs, geospatial, etc.

How StaTact works?

There are 4 stages to step through a problem-solving process.

4 stages of StaTact