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International Training Programme in Gender statistics

Statistics Sweden arranges the International Training Program (ITP) in Gender Statistics to support countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East in improving their capacity in gender statistics. As a producer of gender statistics for more than 30 years, Statistics Sweden has unique expertise within the field.

Statistics Sweden is one of the leading actors nationally as well as internationally as a producer of gender statistics in accordance with user needs. As such, Statistics Sweden has an important role to play nationally to contribute to policy making regarding gender equality and the follow up of Agenda 2030, as well as sharing experience within the field internationally.

Programme content

The International Training Programme in Gender Statistics runs through 2021-2023.  The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to increased gender equality between women and men using statistics as a tool. 

Statistics Sweden has gathered the primary experts within the field of gender statistics. The main lecturers and mentors are from Statistics Sweden. In addition, lecturers are invited from other Swedish authorities and organisations as well as from international organisations such as the UN. 

The participants will be trained to compile, interpret, analyse and disseminate gender statistics in a user-friendly way. The programme does not include training in the collection of new data. 

A central component of the programme is to develop and launch a change project based on a relevant national gender issue, which is agreed upon in the participant’s organisation.

Who can apply?

The application process for ITP 2021 will start in February 2021. The following countries are invited to nominate candidates: Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The closing date for the application to the programme will be on March 14th 2021.

Organisations that will be able to apply include producers of statistics such as national statistical institutes, and users of statistics within the civil society and academia.

Participating countries in the ongoing programme are Cambodia, Ethiopia, Liberia, Myanmar and Zambia.

Sida’s Programme Catalogue for ITPs


International Cooperation Office