We are pleased to announce the ISI IFC High Level Meeting on Data Governance. This meeting hosted by the National Institute of Statistics Tunisia (INS) will build on the earlier ISI Governance workshops organised in Africa. These meetings are important in building a “Strong Community of Innovative and Forward Looking Leaders in Official Statistics”. In the last years main orientation has been on monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the aim to develop innovative strategies for structural improvements of statistical offices and systems. They have been particularly useful to develop the active sharing of experiences among partners interested in data and statistics.
In light of existing resources constraints in official statistics, the development of capacity building in Africa can benefit from drawing on all international support available as well as from joining forces between national statistical bodies – in particular, when addressing topics of common interest such as data governance. The ISI has therefore decided to organise this meeting in close co-operation with the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC) of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), which is associated with the ISI, and the African Union Commission (AUC) and the INS. It will provide a key opportunity to further strengthen the dialogue between NCBs and NSOs.
To facilitate participation, the meeting will be held back-to-back with the 13th Meeting of the Committee of Director Generals of National Statistical offices (CoDGs meeting) and will take place on 22nd November 2019 at Ramada Plaza Hotel, Gammarth – Tunis.
A multinational Programme Committee has been set up to prepare for the meeting. Please find more information in the Concept Note. This documentation shall be in English, while discussions could also be held in French if needed.


Tunis, Tunisia.