International organisations recently brought good governance and peace in the forefront of the development agenda. The measurement of related indicators, which differ by their nature, their sources and the institutions in charge of their collection, with National Statistics Institutes in the frontline, as well as their analyses keep growing.
This special issue of the Statistical Journal of the IAOS (Volume 39, Issue 2) focuses on the measurement and analyses of Governance, Peace and Security statistics in four continents. It presents initiatives for some led by the only UN city group on statistical methodologies based in Africa, the Praia Group. It includes articles on the state of the art of statistics about transparency in Brazil, criminal violence in France and conflict more broadly. A set of articles in four African countries interrogate the relationship between perceptions and experiences and analyse their determinants. The issue ends with the works of international leaders in governance data collection, Mali and Peru.
This special issue shows how statistical data on governance make a twofold contribution to achieving the principles of SDG 16 by providing reliable indicators and voicing public opinion to governments.
Articles in this issue:
- General introduction to the special issue: Governance Statistics and the UN Praia City Group
- Now is the time to close gaps in governance statistics – And the Praia Group is ready for the challenge
- Public sector governance statistics in Brazil: Challenges and perspectives, and focus on transparency
- An annual mixed-mode survey to measure victimisation in France from 2022: The chronicle of an overhaul in 5 acts
- Perception of insecurity in municipalities in Mexico: A small area estimation approach
- Measuring violence in war-torn countries: A political challenge for development, peace and security
- Perceptions and experiences in Madagascar: Where do the gaps come from when measuring corruption, criminal violence, and discrimination
- Overview of discrimination in Cameroon in 2014: Between perception and experience, predominance of the phenomenon
- Youth and civic participation in Côte d’Ivoire
- Sense of insecurity and profile of crime victims in Mali from 2014 to 2020
- Measuring governance, democracy and participation: Lessons from two decades of experience in Peru