The ISI and its Associations actively encourage participation of developing country members and young statisticians where possible for various conferences, including the ISI World Statistics Congress and Association conferences. In recent times, we have obtained funding for developing country participants through the World Bank Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building, AFDB, EFTA, the NASS-ERS Fund and others on occasions. Each funding opportunity comes with its own sets of rules and conditions with regard to the type of paper or presentation that is required as a contribution to the scientific programme.
World Bank Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building
Participants from developing countries may apply for support to attend the WSC and associated events from the ISI’s allocation from this fund. A committee representing the diversity of the ISI family selects participants for this funding on the merit of their contribution to the WSC and its associated events, and to their country. The call for applications is made approximately 9 months prior to the WSC.