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Third Regional Forum on Statistical Capacity for the Arab States - Sana’a, 17-19 April, 2007. STATCAP A World Bank lending program for Statistics. Olivier Dupriez World Bank / IHSN. What is STATCAP ?. A World Bank lending program For financing implementation of NSDS

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statcap a world bank lending program for statistics

Third Regional Forum on Statistical Capacity

for the Arab States - Sana’a, 17-19 April, 2007

STATCAP A World Bank lending program for Statistics

Olivier Dupriez

World Bank / IHSN

what is statcap
What is STATCAP ?
  • A World Bank lending program
  • For financing implementation of NSDS
  • Part of regular IDA/IBRD lending program
    • For IDA countries, could be a grant
  • Amount: as little as $1m, to over $100m
what can statcap finance
What can STATCAP finance?
  • Development of statistical infrastructure
    • Business register, sampling frames, classifications, database structures, GIS
  • Physical infrastructure and equipment
  • Statistical operations
  • Human resource development
  • Improvement of statistical regulatory framework
what are the eligibility criteria
What are the eligibility criteria ?
  • Availability of a NSDS
    • Could be financed through TFSCB grant
  • Willingness to comply with good statistical practice
  • Participation in global development and monitoring activities
  • Sustainable implementation arrangements
  • National commitment and leadership
process
Process
  • Prepare the NSDS
  • Decide what STATCAP will finance
  • Prepare a Project Appraisal Document
    • By a World Bank staff (use PAD template)
  • Negotiation
    • Conditions (e.g. inter-agency committees)
  • Approval at Regional VP level
simple but still challenging
Simple but still challenging

STATCAP is part of country IDA/IBRD envelope

  • Will have to compete with other priorities
  • Requires champions
    • In the country
    • At the World Bank
advantages
Advantages
  • Timing and availability of funds
    • Fund availability when needed
    • Less dependent on ad-hoc external funding
  • Flexible
    • Finances one or multiple NSDS components
    • For long-term: can have several linked projects
  • Can serve as a coordination mechanism

Contact: nfantom@worldbank.org