About SWB

Statistics Without Borders (SWB) is a volunteer Outreach Group of the American Statistical Association (ASA) that provides pro bono services in statistics and data science.


SWB aims to improve decision making and knowledge in efforts that promote welfare through the proper application of statistical principles and best practices, where access to such resources is limited.

- SWB advocates objective, impartial, and sound decision making using best statistical practices.
- SWB provides analytical services through client projects for public benefit that support goals that are nonreligious, nonpolitical, and non-personal, with a focus on developing countries.
- SWB assists organizations outside of the for-profit sector, with priorities given to organizations with limited access to statistical resources.
SWB strengthens its clients and their communities by helping them build their capacities in statistics, data science and analytics, and promotes best practices in these areas.

SWB was established in 2008 and provides a focus for pro bono statistical consulting within the American Statistical Association. This ASA Outreach Group provides an opportunity for statisticians to collaborate with professionals, researchers, and other volunteers involved in international health work.

SWB is an all-volunteer group consisting of thousands of statisticians across five continents from a variety of backgrounds such as academia, industry, and government. Membership includes professionals, students, and retirees. Our primary activity is to provide pro bono consultancy services.

Volunteers: We are seeking volunteers to assist us with statistical issues surrounding non-profit, health-related work.
Organizations: We are also seeking organizations in need of statistical help or who wish to partner with us. We are looking to expand our project base to include additional applications of statistics that will benefit the health and welfare of developing nations.
If you are interested please see the "Get Involved" tab or click here for our downloadable brochure.