Since 2006, a project document, “Trust Fund” was drafted by the three schools (ENSEA, ISSEA and ENSAE-Senegal) with the support of the Economic and Statistical Observatory of Sub-Saharan Africa (AFRISTAT) to request financial support from the World Bank.

This project document, after several amendments, was finally approved and the Bank decided to provide financial support to the three schools through its Capacity Building Support Project for Schools of Statistics (PARCES-BM) called “TFSCB TF092112”. Thus, to materialize this agreement, the World Bank has signed an agreement with AFRISTAT, in charge of managing the funds on behalf of the Schools.

In general, the project aims at building the capacities of statistical schools and African national statistical systems.

In addition, it will specifically aim to:

  • Develop training modules that will enable capacity building of NSI managers to meet the challenges of the MDGs;
  • Strengthen NSS staff through high level training,
  • Organise training for trainers (teachers) of statistical schools;
  • Organise training for trainers (teachers of statistical schools); Have computer equipment and accessories, pedagogical and didactic equipment adapted to
  • Deliver good quality teaching;
  • Strengthen the documentary collections.