Forthcoming events


The IFC will organise 2 Satellite Seminars with Central Bank of Malaysia and ECB:
 16 August 2019: IFC Satellite on "Micro data for macro world"
 17 August 2019: IFC Satellite on "FinTech and measuring its impact on financial stability and economy"

The IFC will sponsor 7 Invited Paper Sessions (IPS) and 2 Special Topic Sessions (STS):
 IPS173 "Consistent measurement of multinational enterprise (MNE) activities in Economic Statistics"
 IPS176 "Statistical challenges in the monitoring of commercial property markets"
 IPS177 "Benefitting from data sharing between institutions"
 IPS178 "For better statistics; Good communication between users and compilers"
 IPS179 "Communicating central banks' statistics effectively in the digital age"
 IPS184 "Analytical use and applications of financial accounts and macroeconomic balance sheets"
 IPS188 "Short Term Surveys, Big Data and Inflation"
 STS441 "Generating new insights by using and linking micro data sets"
 STS442 "Creating comprehensive data worlds through formal standardisation and semantic harmonization"

  • 18-20 March 2019, Istanbul, Turkey: Workshop on the use of financial accounts, co-organised with the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (draft programme, call for papers)
  • 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 (draft programme)

Past events


  • 30-31 August 2018: Ninth IFC Conference on "Are post-crisis statistical initiatives completed?" at the BIS
  • 23-26 July 2018, Bali, Indonesia: Workshop and seminar on "Big Data", co-organised with the Bank Indonesia
    • 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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