The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is the National Statistical Office of Ghana, with a mission to lead the efficient production and management of quality official statistics based on international standards, using competent staff for evidence-based decision-making, in support of national development.

The core functions of GSS are:

  • Advise Government and all stakeholders on all matters relating to statistical information;
  • Collect, compile, analyze, abstract, and publish statistical information;
  • Conduct statistical surveys and censuses in Ghana;
  • Organise a coordinated scheme of economic and social statistics in Ghana.

Priorities as an Inclusive Data Charter Champion

GSS is currently developing their IDC Action Plan. In the meantime see the keynote from Minister of Planning, Ghana on joining the IDC.

GSS' 2019 IDC Monitoring Report

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

GSS is a partner in the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. GSS commits to provide quality data and statistical services for informed decision-making and good governance in Ghana. We, furthermore, commit to lend our expertise and share our knowledge and experiences with other partners.


Initiatives in Ghana Statistical Service

Birds-eye view of an assembly

Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.
Breaking down barriers to eye health in South Asia. Narsingdi district, Bangladesh © Sightsavers/ Reza Shahriar Rahman.

Inclusive Data Charter

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
The Inclusive Data Charter was developed to mobilize political commitments and meaningful actions to advance inclusive and disaggregated data.
Ghana Press Fellowship

Data4SDGs Press Fellowship to Ghana

GPSDD Initiated
In May 2019 the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data held its first media fellowship, with a week-long reporting trip to Ghana.

News about Ghana Statistical Service

7:30 am July 17 - 9:00 am July 17, 2018
April 18, 2017

Ghana Paves the Way to a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

Over 150 participants attended the two-day National Data Roadmap for Sustainable Development Forum in Accra, Ghana in which Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of Ghana, delivered a powerful keynote address that signaled Ghana’s commitment to build a robust data ecosystem for sustainable development.

Resources contributed by Ghana Statistical Service

Case Studies | Data Roadmaps

Ghana National Data Roadmap Process

Leave No One Behind | Principles and Standards

Inclusive Data Charter FAQs

This Partner Works to Achieve These SDGs