Forthcoming events


  • 17-18 February 2020, Lisbon, Portugal: Conference on external statistics "Bridging measurement challenges and analytical needs of external statistics: evolution or revolution?", co-organised with the Bank of Portugal and the European Central Bank (call for papers)


The IFC will organise 2 Satellite Seminars with the Central Bank of Malaysia and the ECB: (call for papers)
 16 August 2019: IFC-BNM-ECB Satellite on "Post-crisis data landscape: micro data for the macro world" (draft agenda)
 17 August 2019: IFC-BNM Satellite on "Statistics on Fintech - bringing together demand and supply to measure its impact" (draft agenda)

The IFC will sponsor 7 Invited Paper Sessions (IPS), 2 Special Topic Sessions (STS), 1 Special Invited Session (SIPS) and 1 Lunch Time Discussion Group (LTDG):
 IPS-173 "Consistent measurement of multinational enterprise (MNE) activities in Economic Statistics" (20 August 2019)
 IPS-176 "Statistical challenges in the monitoring of commercial property markets" (19 August 2019)
 IPS-177 "Benefitting from data sharing between institutions" (21 August 2019)
 IPS-178 "For better statistics; Good communication between users and compilers" (19 August 2019)
 IPS-179 "Communicating central banks' statistics effectively in the digital age" (20 August 2019)
 IPS-184 "Analytical use and applications of financial accounts and macroeconomic balance sheets" (21 August 2019)
 IPS-188 "Short Term Surveys, Big Data and Inflation" (21 August 2019)
 STS-441 "Generating new insights by using and linking micro data sets" (20 August 2019)
 STS-442 "Creating comprehensive data worlds through formal standardisation and semantic harmonization" (19 August 2019)
 IPS 2339 IFC-ISI joint SIPS: "Official statistics: challenges and opportunities in NSOs and central banks" followed by IFC LTDG: "Challenges for official statistics" (21 August 2019)

Past events


  • 18-20 March 2019, Istanbul, Turkey: Workshop on the use of financial accounts, co-organised with the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (programme)
  • 15 January 2019, Rome, Italy: Bank of Italy-BIS Workshop on "Computing Platforms for Big Data and Machine Learning", co-organised with the Bank of Italy (programme)


  • 30-31 August 2018: Ninth IFC Conference on "Are post-crisis statistical initiatives completed?" at the BIS; the proceedings of the conference were published in the IFC Bulletin No 49.
  • 23-26 July 2018, Bali, Indonesia: Workshop and seminar on "Big Data", co-organised with the Bank Indonesia;  the proceedings were published in the IFC Bulletin No 50.
    • International Workshop on "Big Data for Central Bank Policies" (23-25 July 2018 - programme, web page)
    • International Seminar on "Building Pathways for Policy Making with Big Data" (26 July 2018 - programme, web page)
  • 11-12 June 2018: IFC workshop on "External sector statistics", co-organised with the Central Bank of Armenia (programme); the proceedings of the workshop were published in the IFC Bulletin No 48


  • 14-21 July 2017, Marrakech, Morocco: IFC's contribution to the 61st World Statistics Congress - ISI2017.
    • IPS021 "Enhancing statistical cooperation between national central banks and statistical offices"
    • IPS022 "Statistical challenges for African central banks"
    • IPS023 "Sentiment surveys for economic policy analysis: evolving uses and methods"
    • IPS024 "Official statistics in the age of big data"
  • 14 July 2017: Bank Al-Maghrib-CEMLA-IFC Satellite Seminar on Financial Inclusion (website, programme); the proceedings of the seminar were published in the IFC Bulletin No 47

  • 18-19 May 2017: IFC-NBB Workshop on "Data needs and statistics compilation for macroprudential analysis", co-organised with the National Bank of Belgium in Brussels - programme; the proceedings of the workshop were published in the IFC Bulletin No 46

  • 20-24 March 2017, Bali, Indonesia:

    • Regional Seminar for Asian Countries on "Recent Developments in Central Bank Statistics", co-organised by BIS, Bank Indonesia and the ECB (20-21 March - programme)
    • IFC Satellite Seminar on Big Data (21 March - programme); the proceedings of the seminar were published in the IFC Bulletin No 44
    • IFC's contribution to the Regional Statistics Conference - ISI RSC 2017 (21-24 March) of the International Statistical Institute (ISI): The IFC sponsored 4 Invited Paper Sessions (IPS): 
       IPS-06 "Financial Inclusion" (22 March)
       IPS-09 "Sectoral Financial Accounts for Monetary Policy Making" (22 March)
       IPS-13 "Payment System Data and leading indicators" (23 March)
       IPS-23 "Enhancement in Monetary and Financial Statistics in the post Great Financial Crisis" (23 March)

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