A longstanding partnership between the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has been formally renewed.

UK National Statistician Prof. Sir Ian Diamond and Director General of KNBS Mr Macdonald George Obudho met in London to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations, formally agreeing to continue the partnership until March 2025.

The two organisations began working together in 2018. The partnership continues to work towards its five objectives: delivery of leadership training, development of statistical operating frameworks, improvement of dissemination and communication and development of data science and data production.

Alongside this work with KNBS, the ONS has an additional five peer-to-peer international development partnerships with Ghana Statistical Service, the Department of Statistics (DoS) in Jordan, Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

Cooperation with statistical organisations in the developing world helps to improve the availability and use of data to benefit people’s lives. Good data has the power to help decision makers reduce poverty and improve equality and access to services.

Organisations in ODA-eligible countries wishing to find out about UK statistical support can email international.development@ons.gov.uk
For more information about other collaborative opportunities, email international@statistics.gov.uk