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  1. Statistics in the 21st Century: The Role of Islamic Development BankDr. Abdullateef BelloDirector, Data Resources & Statistics Department, IDBDecember, 2010

  2. Key Drivers: • Globalization • S&T Policy in G3 & Emerging economies • Technology Advancement (Info. explosion) • New Knowledge Frontiers (eg. Nanotech.) • Paradigm shift in development landscape • Proliferation of initiatives (eg. MDGs) • Emerging crisis Growth • Challenges : • Unprecedented demand for statistical services to support initiatives • Quality data critical • Competencies & skills mix • Capacities • Resources 21stCentury Breakthroughs and initiatives Gap Statistical sciences, research & services Time

  3. IDB’s responses to the challenges: • IDB STATCAP Initiative (launched in Dec. 2007) • Mainstream statistics in regular operations of IDB • Finance training, workshops, conference, consultancy services • Offer 3 scholarships at M.Sc. level in statistics • About US$500,000 disbursed yearly

  4. Resource Mobilization through partnership • DFID provides a £2 million in support of the IDB’s STATCAP • It covers: • Yemen, Iraq and Palestine. • Regional statistical trainings for Arab countries in the MENA region • 3 years period

  5. Support Global Statistical Initiative • Contributed $1.15 million to the ICP’s Global Trust Fund to finance STATCAP activities of MCs • Financed ICP activities in ESCWA MCs

  6. Create synergy & network with NSOs and regional statistical institutions • Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on STATCAP on 29 April 2007 • discussed issues and challenges facing statistical agencies • OIC Statistical Working Group (SWG) • Membership: SESRIC, ICDT, ICCI and IDB • Harmonize statistical activities to avoid wastage • Coordinate data collection activities to avoid duplication of efforts • Standardize aggregation methodology to avoid conflicting results

  7. Conclusion: • In 21st Century • Need to communicate statistical concepts to the public transparently and regularly • Ensure that statistics are free from politics • Promote outreach program in secondary & tertiary level to attract young students to study statistics. • Revamp statistics course contents to broaden their scope and make statisticians relevant in 21stcentury • Invest more in STATCAP and address challenges facing both data producers and users • Enhance cooperation and coordination of statistical activities at national and global level

  8. Thank you