What is PISTA?

PISTA is a platform that collects and shares innovations in data and statistics.

  • PISTA allows for easy browsing and identification of data innovations relevant to emerging data demands – both from the production and the use sides.
  • PISTA also records innovations so that others can learn and ultimately use it.

PISTA is useful for all individuals and agencies working in data – especially those in touch with the modernisation of data processes and the design of data work programmes. There are many different ways to browse and find innovations, from a free text search to using classification tags. Innovations are structured along five different classification schemes: by innovation category (ex: technological innovation), by sector (ex: health sector), by type (ex: software), by GAMSO / GSBPM steps (ex: collect data), and by geography (ex: India and Mozambique).

PISTA’s primary focus is on innovations relevant to developing countries.

PISTA is developed by PARIS21 and was launched in September 2017. Content is also managed by PARIS21, although the ultimate responsibility for each innovation lies with its innovator / owner.