Valeria Sannucci: Partnership for capacity development in household surveys for welfare analysis

Remarks by Ms Valeria Sannucci, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, at the launch event for the "Partnership for capacity development in household surveys for welfare analysis", Rome, 19 June 2017.

Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

On behalf of Governor Visco, I am pleased to welcome you all to the Bank of Italy in Rome. It is indeed an honour today for the Bank of Italy to host the distinguished representatives of the World Bank and of all the institutions involved in this important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

As part of its legal mandate, the Bank of Italy currently promotes technical cooperation with central banks and other institutions in the emerging countries. Through staff training activities and consultancy, the Bank aims at helping to improve the institutional capacities of the beneficiary institutions, establishing relationships that strengthen reciprocal ties. Moreover, the Bank is Italy's representative in numerous international organizations and institutions, such as the World Bank, cooperating with them in various ways, with the ultimate purpose of promoting international financial stability and a smooth functioning of the payment system. The partnership we are launching today is thus an integral part of this more general context.