Statistical Capacity Building

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Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB)

The Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB), a multi-donor trust fund, helps improving 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 innovative approaches to improve data collection and use, and openness and accessibility of data in line with the Open Data Initiative.

The TFSCB closed its last Call for Proposals in Fall 2018. The selected projects will focus on the Statistical Capacity Building activities for the two areas; Administrative data and Counting groups/areas that are difficult to capture.

The TFSCB is planned to close in December 2020. Learn more about these projects and the TFSCB in the DOCUMENTS section below.

For further information, you may contact the TFSCB Administration Unit (Masako Hiraga, Sun Hwa Song, or Christelle Signo Kouame).


    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 provided funding for 400 projects in all regions of the world.


    The TFSCB closed its last Call for Proposals in Fall 2018.  No future calls for proposals are planned at the moment.


    Consultative Group Meetings Reports

    TFSCB Advisory Panel Reports




Christelle Signo Kouame