The Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB), a multi-donor trust fund, aims to improve the capacity of developing countries to produce and use statistics with an overall objective of supporting effective decision-making for development. The TFSCB works closely with the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) to advance coordinated international efforts to improve statistics globally. The TFSCB supports projects aiming at strengthening national statistical systems in priority areas and developing statistical capacity in a sustainable manner, including openness and accessibility of data in line with the Open Data Initiative and innovative approaches to improve data collection.
The Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) was established on April 13, 1999 to strengthen the capacity of statistical systems in developing countries. It is a global grant facility, administered by the Development Data Group of the World Bank on behalf of the contributing donors. TFSCB focuses on improving countries’ capacity in the production, analysis, dissemination and use of timely statistics. In coordination with national programs and international initiatives, TFSCB provides a practical mechanism to achieve the vision of the Partnership for Statistics for Development for the 21st Century (PARIS21). It aspires to develop effective and efficient national statistical systems and to promote a culture of evidence-based decision making and implementation. Moreover, consistent with the Busan Action Plan for Statistics (BAPS) and the needs of the post-2015 development agenda, TFSCB pays special attention to improving production and use of gender statistics, advancing the data foundation for measuring sustainable development, experimenting with innovative approaches in gathering, producing and using data; and making government data more accessible.
TFSCB has so far provided funding for more than 400 projects in all regions of the world.
TFSCB Progress Reports
What is TFSCB?
By Masako Hiraga & Sun Hwa Song | May 08, 2019
Data innovation project success stories from around the world
By Sun Hwa Song, Siddhesh Kaushik & Leslie Ricketts | January 22, 2020
A SMART solution: How we helped build a low-cost flood alert and water monitoring system in African cities
Sun Hwa Song, Siddhesh Kaushik, Leslie Ricketts & David Mariano
Disability data is integral to achieving the SDGs
By Buyant Erdene Khaltarkhuu & Akiko Sagesaka | December 03, 2019
How Statistical Capacity Building projects benefited Sudan
By Sun Hwa Song & Masako Hiraga | October 23, 2019
Small seeds become plants that often grow into big trees: How catalytic trust fund generates momentum in development
By Sun Hwa Song & Masako Hiraga | November 13, 2019
Bhutan: Statistics and the pursuit of happiness
By Ankur Nagar | December 09, 2019
How to invest in the data revolution
By Masako Hiraga and Ankur Nagar | September 25, 2019