Memorandum of Understanding signed at the Bank of Italy to launch a partnershipto strengthen the capacity of statistical institutes in low- and middle-income countries to conduct household surveys

Today the Bank of Italy hosts the launch of the Partnership for Capacity Development in Household Surveys for Welfare Analysis. During the event participants will sign a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in strengthening the capacity to produce, analyse, disseminate and use household surveys in developing countries. Valeria Sannucci, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, will sign the memorandum of understanding on behalf of the Bank of Italy.

The partnership’s work is made possible thanks to the initial financial contribution of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and to the technical contributions of other Italian and international project participants. The signatories are:

  • World Bank
  • Bank of Italy
  • Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
  • Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)
  • Italian National Institute of Health
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
  • Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
  • École Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Économie appliquée (Abidjan, Ivory Coast)