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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 Africa in improving their capacity in gender statistics. As a producer of gender statistics for several decades, 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 coaches 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 in change management and to compile, analyse and communicate 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 initiative based on a relevant national gender issue, which is agreed upon in the participant’s organisation.

Who can apply?

The application process for ITP 2022 will start in April 2022. 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 August 14th 2022.

Organisations who will benefit from the programme are statistical producers such as the national statistical institute, as well as strategic users of statistics in the field of gender equality, e.g. governmental or civil society organisations, the media and academic institutions.

Sida’s Programme Catalogue for ITPs


International Training Programme, Statistics Sweden