The Development Data Group is pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the Spring 2014 Window of the Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB). TFSCB, a multi-donor trust fund, aims to improve the capacity of developing countries to produce and use statistics with an overall objective of supporting effective decision making for development. TFSCB works closely with the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) to advance coordinated international efforts to improve statistics globally.

TFSCB supports projects aiming at strengthening national statistical systems in priority areas and developing statistical capacity in a sustainable manner. Consistent with the Busan Action Plan for Statistics (BAPS) and the needs of the post-2015 development agenda, TFSCB pays special attention to improving production and use of gender statistics, advancing the data foundation for measuring sustainable development, experimenting with innovative approaches in gathering, producing and using data; and making government data more accessible. The maximum amount granted for a proposal is US$ 500,000.

Please note that the application procedures have changed. Prospective Task Team Leaders are advised to follow the TFSCB Call for Proposals Guide and are encouraged to contact Ingrid Ivins ([email protected]) and Mustafa Dinc ([email protected]) to inform them of a forthcoming submission. The deadline for the submission of applications is April 21, 2014. The TFSCB Admin Unit will inform shortlisted applicants by May 2, 2014. The deadline for full proposals (GFR) is May 30, 2014.

For further information please consult the TFSCB Guidelines and Procedures or contact Ingrid Ivins or Mustafa Dinc.

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