The annual meeting of the Praia City Group on Governance Statistics took place at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris from 4-6 July. The focus of the meeting was to progress the Group’s Governance Statistics Roadmap for 2016-2020 that was approved by the 47th Session of the United Nations Statistics Commission in March 2016 and which includes the development of a governance statistics handbook by 2020.The Handbook has several constitutive elements including a mapping and synthesis of the conceptualization and measurement of governance by various countries and continents, research institutions, agencies of the United Nations system and other actors using different approaches; and a mapping of the demand for governance statistics by various user constituencies, such as policymakers, parliamentarians, national human rights commissions, national anti-corruption commissions, national security systems, civil society organizations, research institutions, citizens and international and regional bodies concerned with governance. The meeting which included the national statistics offices of Praia member states, civil society and UN and regional multilateral agencies also reviewed the SDG 16 indicators that are currently designated by the Inter Agency Expert Group (IAEG) on SDGs as requiring further methodological development.