D4D Seminar on statistics capacity development

In connection with the Board meeting for IMF’s Data for Decisions (D4D) multi-donor trust fund we are arranging a seminar on statistics capacity development on June 5th, 2023. 

See tentative program below. Please use the link below to the registration page and indicate if you are participating in person or on Teams.

A light lunch will be served from 11:30 for those who register for physical participation.


12:00 PM–12:15 PM Welcome

  • Mr. Bård Vegar Solhjell, Director, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)
  • Ms. Bjørg Sandkjær, State Secretary (International Development), Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Introductory remarks

  • Ms. Carol Baker, Deputy Director, Statistics Department, IMF

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Country Cases

Moderator: Mr. Eric Mottu, Deputy Division Chief, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF

Uganda and Government Finance Statistics

  • Dr. Albert Musisi, Commissioner for Macroeconomic Policy, Ministry of Finance of Uganda

Uzbekistan and External Sector Statistics

  • Mr. Otabek Tojiddinov, Head of BOP Division, Central Bank of Uzbekistan  


1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Statistics CD in Fragile and Conflict-affected States

Moderator: Mr. Eric Mottu

Including integration with surveillance and lending

  • Ms. Carol Baker
  • Mr. Issouf Samake, Senior Economist, Africa Department, IMF


2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Statistics Norway’s approach to capacity building, and lessons learned

  • Mr. Vebjørn Aalandslid, Deputy Head of Division, Division for Development Cooperation, Statistics Norway


3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Strengthening capacity on governance statistics

  • Ms. Mariana Neves, Governance Statistics Specialist, UNDP Oslo Governance Center  


4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Closing session

Remarks by the Chair

  • Ms. Toril-Iren Pedersen, Assistant Director, Section for Governance and Transparency, Norad

Remarks by the IMF

  • Ms. Carol Baker

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Published 16.05.2023
Last updated 16.05.2023