Nepal | August 20, 2019

What is TFSCB?



Today we’re launching a new blog series, “TFSCB: Statistics for a Better World.” Read on to learn about what the TFSCB is and how it catalysed sustainable development in data poor countries. The Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) is a long-running trust fund supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, IrishAid, as well as generous donations from Korea, Canada, and the Netherlands. In its 20 year-run, TFSCB has supported a wide variety of statistical projects in low and middle-income countries all over the world, with the majority assisting Sub-Saharan Africa.

Data are critical for good decision making. The demand for more and better data greatly increased in recent years with the global commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. However, while demand has risen, resources to invest in data and statistics have historically been low. —

A version of this article appears in print on May 10, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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