The ISI Strategic Plan 2017-2021 defines the Statistical Capacity Building as a one of the Strategic Priorities of the ISI.

Background

The ISI has been actively helping to build statistical capacity in developing countries. The 2013 White Paper on statistical capacity building (SCB) defines our objectives as: enabling statistical practitioners in the public and private sectors to use state-of-the-art methods for data collection, analysis and interpretation; and contributing to the development of statistical infrastructure and human resources in official, survey, and business statistics as well as in statistical education and research.

ISI Statistical Capacity Building Committee & Task Force

To accelerate our efforts in developing countries, in 2013 the ISI launched the ISI Statistical Capacity Building Committee. Its role is to advise the ISI Executive Committee on the planning, development and implementation of appropriate initiatives, besides promoting them directly.

The SCB objectives, as stated above, are very broad and can be seen to cover many of the ISI’s overall objectives. To focus and to clarify the ISI priorities and capabilities, to define the role of the SCB committee more specifically, and to define our strategic contribution among the other SCB players, ISI and its Associations should work more closely together and provide good coordination, cooperation and communication with other SCB providers.

In 2018 the ISI EC set up a task force to define what we do well, what kind of capacity are we building, who are our target recipients, what capacity we have to do this, what our priorities are, how we work with the associations, which partners will we work with (including national statistical societies), how it is to be delivered, how it can be maintained, how quality can be maintained, how SCB is to be organised and managed (the role of the SCB committee), and how can we get feedback and measure the impact.

The Task Force was asked to bring forward a plan by July 2018. The ISI SCB Strategy and Action Plan 2019 - 2021 and beyond you can find here. Implementation of the Action plan as well as some management and fund raising issues remain as an ongoing work of the TF members who have continued their work as the ISI SCB Committee members.

ISI Workshops on Leadership and Management

The ISI has organized a series of Workshops on Leadership and Management for Heads of NSOs in Africa and Asia.

Other international workshops

  • Statistical Methods in Finance 2019

    Chennai, India, 16 - 21 December, 2019

    Statistical Methods in Finance 2019
    Statistical Methods in Finance 2019

  • International Workshop on Sampling Methodologies for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT)

    University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 - 19 December 2019

    International Workshop on Sampling Methodologies for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal Indicators
    International Workshop on Sampling Methodologies

  • Lagos Workshop

    Lagos, Nigeria, 10-13 September, 2019

    ‘Time Series analysis in Data Science’

  • Statistical Methods in Finance 2018

    Chennai, India, 17-20 December 2018

    It was the fourth conference and workshop on Statistical Methods in Finance. The conference aimed at exposing the participants to new and active areas of research and at engaging researchers into active working groups. The conference was jointly hosted by Chennai Mathematical Institute and Indian Statistical Institute - Chennai Centre.
    Statistical Methods in Finance 2018

  • Regional Workshop on Basic and Advanced Time Series Analysis: Theory, Practice, and Programming

    Anchor University, Lagos, Nigeria, 11-14 September 2018

    The ISBIS sponsored workshop took place at Anchor University.

  • First international workshop on poverty statistics in the SAARC region

    Kathmandu, Nepal, 11-14 December 2017

    This first international workshop on poverty statistics in the SAARC region was organized by the National Statistical Institute of Nepal in cooperation with the ISI and with the support of the World Bank Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building. ok place on 11-14 December 2017.
    First international workshop on poverty statistics

  • Workshop in Gujarat

    Gujarat, India, 2015

    workshop for the purpose of Capacity Building in Statistics in South Asia was conducted in April at the Department of Statistics at the Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India. The workshop was organized by the ISI Outreach Committee for South Asia and was funded by the World Bank Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building.

  • Conference ‘Applied Statistics for Development in Africa (SADA)’

    Cotonou, Benin, 2013

    An ISI-co-sponsored Conference ‘Applied Statistics for Development in Africa (SADA)’ was organized in Cotonou, Benin, Africa on 5-8 March 2013. It was preceded by a one-day workshop for Young Statisticians supported by the World Bank Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB). The conference succeeded in facilitating interactions between researchers and professionals from universities, scientific research organizations, businesses, governments and intergovernmental bodies. One of the main objectives of the conference was to promote scientific research in statistics related to the African continent - such as famine, population mobility, public health, agriculture, food science, finance, tourism, business and industry.

  • Workshop ‘Statistics in Action’

    Nashik, India, 7-10 March 2013

    A workshop ‘Statistics in Action’ was held on 7-10 March 2013 at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra State, India. The workshop was convened by Anil Gore and Madhav Kulkarni and was the first activity of the ISI Outreach Committee for South Asia. The meeting was preceded by winning presentations by undergraduate and bygraduate students. The main goal of the meeting was to build statistical capacity in South Asia and to bridge the gap between the teaching and the practice of statistics.

  • Workshop at AIMS

    Muizenberg, South Africa, 2013

    At the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa, a Workshop on Environmental Statistics was held on 16-22 March 2013. The workshop was supported by the World Bank TFSCB, the ISI and AIMS. The workshop was intended to improve the capacity of statistical officers and academics in developing countries in the relatively new area of environmental statistics and, through case studies, to encourage participants to apply it in the African context.